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Mar 15, 2018
Riverside Senior Living has created a “home-like” safe, friendly and affordable place for independent seniors to call home. Many of their design choices both throughout the facility and in each suite have been made with the safety and security of their residents in mind.
They have implemented many features to ensure that residents are safe and secure 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Features of this new Vancouver Island independent living community include:
- E-Call systems throughout the suite and the Riverside building
- Mobile pendants to wear, with a call button in case of an emergency
- Fire safety systems and alarms
- Doors to suites have peep holes for extra security
- Perimeter secure door systems
- Furniture with rounded edges
- Sturdy handrails along corridors and other areas in the building
- Comfortable seating in various places throughout the building offering rest stops and visiting areas
Riverside Senior Living is committed to the well being and safety of their residents. Their monthly packages include a private residential suite, all meals, housekeeping, laundry, recreation and more. Learn more about what Riverside Senior Living in Courtenay on Vancouver Island can offer you!
Contact them today at 250.331.4010 or Pre-register online
Mar 01, 2018
Future residents touring the recently-opened show suite at Riverside Senior Living are appreciating the convenience and access to amenities and services that the downtown Courtenay location offers.
Riverside Senior Living is conveniently set in downtown Courtenay, next to grocery and drug stores, and a shopping plaza offering medical lab services, a coffee shop, a travel agency and more. The development is also located next to the paved Riverwalk, the perfect spot for a stroll.
Courtenay’s vibrant, walkable downtown shopping district features great local restaurants and access to medical and dental offices as well. The library, the Sid Williams Theatre and the Evergreen Seniors Club located in the Florence Filberg Centre are also located downtown.
Riverside Senior Living is located in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, a community that offers many of the benefits of big city living, but with a friendly, small town feel. The City of Courtenay is the largest of three municipalities in the Comox Valley, and is the hub for shopping and services.
Riverside Senior Living is the newest independent retirement living community in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Contact them today to book a tour and learn more about the neighbourhood and life at Riverside Senior Living.
Call 250.331.4010 or register on their website.
Feb 15, 2018
A key factor many people site in choosing where to build a new home on Vancouver Island is the availability of quality medical care. The Comox Valley is fortunate to have a state-of-the-art new $331.7 million, 153-bed hospital, which opened its doors in the fall of 2017.
Residents of The Ridge in south Courtenay were please to see the opening of the new hospital. Centrally located within the City of Courtenay, the hospital is easily accessible, only 15 minutes from The Ridge.
The new hospital is just one of many amenities the Comox Valley offers its residents, and just part of the reason real estate in the Comox Valley is booming. For more information about building your new home in Phase 2 or future phases of The Ridge, contact:
Feb 01, 2018
If you are planning a movie to an independent living facility on Vancouver Island, there are many things to think about and factors to consider. At Riverside Senior Living in Courtenay, their team is striving to make your decision to join their Vancouver Island retirement community an easy one. Here's how:
Your family is encouraged to visit, and it's easy for them to stay:
Your loved ones are always welcome to visit, and with the Best Western Westerly Hotel on site, it’s easy for them to stay for a day, a weekend or more. Your family and guests can choose to dine with you at Riverside, in one of the hotel restaurants, or at one of the many local eateries nearby.
Riverside Senior Living provides free parking for residents who bring their own vehicles. If you’re no longer driving, the downtown Courtenay location makes is easy to access public transportation. Additionally, Riverside Senior Living will provide shuttle services to residents. And if you're ready to go even further, the Comox Airport (YQQ) will link you directly to Vancouver, Alberta, Mexico and beyond.
A Full Schedule of Activities:
Riverside Senior Living will offer residents a variety of daily activities to keep you engaged and entertained. From computer lessons to cooking, outings and fitness, you’ll always have a selection of activities to choose from. Enjoy the company of others in the social lounge or games room, pamper yourself at the salon, or enjoy a movie in the media room. The choices are varied and are designed around the interests of the residents.
At Riverside Senior Living many of your day-to-day necessities are all part of one inclusive monthly fee. Included in your residency are three daily meals, including a plated lunch and dinner, weekly housekeeping, self serve laundry, basic cable, Wi-Fi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk/concierge service and on-site security. You can choose from a 320 sq. ft. studio or a 640 sq. ft. one bedroom apartment. Some suites include a balcony with a view of the Courtenay River. Residents also enjoy access to an on-site fitness facility and pool, media lounge and games room.
Book a tour of our show suite, meet our team and learn more about what Riverside Senior Living in Courtenay on Vancouver Island can offer you!
Contact them today at 250.331.4010 or Pre-register online
Jan 18, 2018
Riverside Senior Living Offers What Residents Need and Want in a Vancouver Island Independent Living Community
The decision to move from your own home into a Vancouver Island independent living facility gives you many things to think about. How do you know what to consider when choosing the right retirement home for you? The team behind Riverside Senior Living in Courtenay encourages you to consider several things in making your choice, knowing that sometimes the small things that make a big difference. They look after the details so that you can fully enjoy your day-to-day activities.
Fresh, Local and Tasty Food:
The culinary team at Riverside Senior Living is dedicated to using the fresh, local ingredients that the Comox Valley is known for, to provide healthy, fresh and tasty food to their residents. At Riverside Senior Living, you will be provided with three delicious meals a day, as well as a selection of healthy snacks.
The Perfect Location:
It’s important to know that the community you choose to live in is safe, friendly and full of easily-accessed amenities. Riverside Senior Living is set in downtown Courtenay, a small city of the beautiful east coast of Vancouver Island. A pharmacy, medical and dental offices, grocery store, travel agency, coffee shop and more retail stores are all located next to or near Riverside Senior Living. The new state-of-the-art hospital is only minutes away. Just steps from the paved Riverwalk, shops and services, Riverside Senior Living enjoys an idyllic setting in a friendly, active community.
Wellness and exercise:
You will find what you need for recreation, socialization and your general well-being on site. Riverside Senior Living offers a dedicated social lounge, games room and indoor pool for residents. Classes and group activities are arranged for residents based on their needs and interests. Their wellness spa and fitness facility will be open in 2018.
Look for more highlights about Riverside Senior Living in the next few weeks. In the meantime, contact Riverside Senior Living for a tour of the show suite and learn about the services and amenities. Phone 250.331.4010 or Pre-register online
Jan 05, 2018
Renovations have begun at the Best Western Westerly Hotel to create the Riverside Senior Living independent living community in downtown Courtenay.
Book a tour today to view the show suite at Riverside Senior Living in Courtenay and learn about the amenities and services of the Comox Valley’s newest seniors’ independent living community.
Phase 1 of renovations will see 48 hotel suites converted into Independent Living for seniors.
These new retirement living suites offer a choice between 320 sq ft studio units and 640 sq ft one bedroom spaces. All of the suites feature a full kitchenette with a full size fridge, and the 1 bedroom units have in-suite storage.
Included in the monthly fee at Riverside Senior Living are a host of amenities such as: heat, hydro and basic cable; housekeeping; three prepared meals daily; social areas including a media lounge; fitness facility; indoor pool; games room; and three onsite dining options as well as scheduled activities.
The renovated studio and one bedroom independent living suites will be available for occupancy in the Spring of 2018. Future phases will include an additional 48 units in a four-storey building and a separate seniors' amenities building located alongside the river.
Dec 28, 2017
Are you hosting friends and family from out of town this holiday season? Or are you traveling to the Comox Valley to visit loved ones? If you are visiting elderly parents, you may be having conversations about their living arrangements as they begin to need more assistance.
Riverside Senior Living, Courtenay’s newest Independent Living Community for Seniors, will be open and offering tours of their show suite through the holiday season. Renovations have now begun to convert a section of the Best Western Westerly Hotel into senior living residences, and Riverside Senior Living will be ready to welcome residents in Spring 2018.
Learn how convenient it would be for friends and family to visit and stay at the hotel, while enjoying everything the community has to offer. Enjoy the many holiday activities in the Comox Valley and plan to return year after year.
To arrange a tour and learn more about the amenities at Riverside Senior Living, contact them today.
Phone 250.331.4010 or Pre-register online
Dec 15, 2017
The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) is set to have its busiest holiday season ever after seeing record passenger growth in 2016.
With friends and family flying to the Comox Valley, residents at The Ridge residential development in Courtenay are putting up the lights, and prepping their guest suites (some lots here are zoned for legal secondary suites)!
More and more people are discovering the year-round beauty of the Comox Valley. The holiday season brings winter activities on Mount Washington, or choose to escape the Canadian winter and enjoy a round of golf or a morning of winter fishing! Courtenay and the surrounding areas are buzzing with concerts, carolling and more to get you in the holidays spirit!
Enjoy easy accessibility to the Comox Valley airport from Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton and beyond. Pacific Coastal, Air Canada and Westjet all provide daily service to YQQ. The Ridge is located only 15 minutes from the Comox Valley Airport.
Contact The Ridge today to register as a “prospective client” for more information on our new residential lots for sale that will be available in 2018.
Dec 13, 2017
Renovations to create the Riverside Senior Living independent living community at the Best Western Westerly Hotel in downtown Courtenay have begun.
The developers are moving forward to convert existing hotel suites into 48 seniors' residences for Phase 1. The hotel continues to operate at full capacity offering renovated guest rooms and on site dining in two restaurants.
The renovated studio and one bedroom independent living suites will be available for occupancy in the Spring of 2018. Future phases will include an additional 48 units in a four-storey building and a separate seniors amenities building located alongside the river.
The show suite at Riverside Senior Living is now open. If you are visiting friends and relatives during over the holiday season, book a tour of the show suite and learn more about the amenities and more at Riverside Senior Living.
Call 250.331.4010 or register on their website.
Dec 10, 2017
Christmas is a busy time in the Crown Isle community, with the clubhouse serving as the kicking off point for many festive activities. The 16th Annual Gingerbread Village charity silent auction runs Dec 1-18, with the gala finale on the 18th. Come by and view the incredible gingerbread creations and bid on your favourite.
The very popular, volunteer-run, Christmas Village Walk is back this year, with lights, movies and music, sweet treats, Santa and more! Check the website for dates.
On Dec 17, book your spot for Breakfast with Santa, and enjoy photos with the jolly old elf himself, and crafts for the kids.
Crown Isle residents can get in on the fun with the annual Christmas lights decorating contest, with prizes up for grabs for the top 3 decorated homes.
The Crown Isle residents Christmas party is a great way to celebrate the season with friends and the welcoming neighbours. The big event takes place on Dec. 12, and you can purchase your tickets for this night of dinner and dancing at the Crown Isle Real Estate desk in the clubhouse.
Want to be part of the fun? Contact the real estate team to learn about buying or building your “home for the holidays” at Crown Isle:
Nov 30, 2017
As the holiday season begins, many Canadians are visiting friends and relatives across the country. For those traveling to the Comox Valley, a wide variety of events and activities await.
Riverside Senior Living, set in downtown Courtenay, adjacent to the Best Western Westerly Hotel, will be open and offering tours of their show suite through December. Learn how convenient it would be for friends and family to visit and stay at the hotel, while enjoying everything the community has to offer.
Comox Valley holiday traditions include a torch light parade and fireworks at Mount Washington, caroling and garden lights at Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens, the holiday walk at the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community and seasonal shows including The Nutcracker and Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular at the Sid Williams Theatre.
Make a plan to enjoy these activities and create your own holiday traditions in the Comox Valley.
To arrange a tour and learn more about the amenities at Riverside Senior Living, contact them today!
Nov 23, 2017
At Riverside Senior Living in Courtenay, residents of the Comox Valley’s newest independent living community can enjoy an endless variety of activities.
With classes ranging from fitness to cooking and computers, every new day brings new opportunities. Work with a fitness trainer, keep up with your cooking or learn new computer skills. Learn new crafts or spend time in the garden.
Off-site excursions will also be offered.
Special events including high tea and happy hours will be offered throughout the week, meaning you and your visitors - who are always welcome - will always be entertained.
To view the new show suite and learn more about the independent living lifestyle at Riverside Senior Living in downtown Courtenay, contact 250.331.4010 or register on their website.
Nov 17, 2017
Yes, it is true, it is November, but in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, there are many activities to participate in, especially if you are passionate about fishing.
Did you know that the Comox Valley has a very vibrant winter fishing season? The Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community is partnering with Island Pursuit Sport Fishing, one of the Comox Valley’s premier charter fishing companies to help their resort guests experience the thrill of fishing. While on the fully heated vessel you'll see a variety of marine life and birds.
Enjoy a stay at the Crown Isle Villas and allow Steve Veloso at Island Pursuit Sport Fishing make the arrangements for your day of winter fishing. This is truly West Coast living! After a day on the water, you'll come back to the Crown Isle Clubhouse where you will enjoy West Coast cuisine, complimented by an amazing selection of wine and beer, including award-winning local varieties. Come and visit Crown Isle and Comox Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island.
Photo courtesy Island Pursuit Sport Fishing
Nov 15, 2017
Residents of Riverside Senior Living can keep active in the the swimming pool or in the dedicated fitness facility, which will both offer a variety of instructor-led programs and classes.
Enjoy in some pampering in the on-site spa and salon, before heading to the social lounge for high tea or happy hour.
The games room will offer entertaining and educational opportunities. And you can always enjoy a stroll along the Riverwalk, just steps from your door.
Dining options are also plentiful, with three chef-prepared meals served daily, the option of in-room dining, and multiple restaurants on site and more within a few blocks of the downtown Courtenay location.
The show suite is now open at Riverside Senior Living, which will welcome its first residents in the Spring of 2018. Book a tour of the suite and learn more about all of the amenities today.
Contact 250.331.4010 or register on their website.
Nov 13, 2017
First Avenue is a defining area of this charming community on Vancouver Island, and was recognized based on criteria that included social, economic and accessibility and safety factors, as well as elements including design, culture, history and landscape. First Avenue beat out 16 other submissions from across Canada.
You could be enjoying this and many of the other amenities of this lovely town from your home at The Gales.
The Gales is a new luxury ocean view home community in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. Currently there are two patio homes under construction: #18 and #19. These new patio homes are 1,820 sq. ft, and offer stunning ocean views.
The Gales has one new luxury ocean view home completely finished and ready for occupancy, featuring 1,000 sq. ft. on the top floor and 1,555 sq. ft. on the ground floor. This new home is offered for sale at $649,900.
For more information contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty
Nov 10, 2017
On Nov. 11, Canadians mark Remembrance Day, and locally a variety of memorial events are scheduled in the Comox Valley. All three municipalities (Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland) host parades, followed by a moment of silence at their cenotaphs. The Legion Halls in all thee communities also host open houses, and all are welcome.
CFB Comox is a busy air force base, and a large community of retired Canadian military members have made the area home, making Remembrance Day an important holiday for the local community. Military retirees have joined the ranks of a growing seniors’ population in the Comox Valley, and are often drawn to the area by the area’s natural beauty, favourable climate and friendly active communities.
Realtor Art Meyers has been working to serve the Comox Valley real estate needs of CFB Comox families and retired military members for more than four decades. This Remembrance Day, Art Meyers honours the sacrifices of our veterans, and gives thanks for the freedoms Canadians now enjoy.
Nov 09, 2017
With a busy Air Force base in Comox, and a large community of retired Canadian military members living in the Comox Valley, Remembrance Day is a significant time for veterans and their loved ones in the community to gather and remember.
All three municipalities host events: In Courtenay, a Veterans’ Breakfast is held in the Upper Hall of the Courtenay Legion, followed by a parade march to the cenotaph in that city. The afternoon also features an open house at the Courtenay Legion, followed by dancing and music.
Many military retirees have joined the ranks of the growing Comox Valley seniors’ population. Retirees cite the area’s natural beauty, favourable climate and the number of activities available for seniors in the Comox Valley as reasons for retiring here.
Riverside Senior Living is the Comox Valley’s newest retirement community, offering independent seniors’ living suites in downtown Courtenay. These new studio and one-bedroom suites will welcome their first residents in the Spring of 2018.
For more information, on Riverside Senior Living call 250.331.4010 or register on their website.
Photo Credit: Royal Canadian Air Force
Nov 02, 2017
Moving from your own home into a retirement community can bring many challenges. But Riverside Senior Living in downtown Courtenay is set up to make the transition easier - for you and your loved ones.
Situated next to the Best Western Westerly Hotel, a unique partnership allows friends and family of Riverside residents to stay at the hotel, and enjoy the amenities while visiting their loved ones.
Once a resident has moved into the Riverside Senior Living retirement home, family members of all ages of are welcome to come and visit, and stay as long as they wish. Your guests can enjoy their room in the adjacent hotel, eat in the restaurant or pub, or join you to visit and have a meal.
Riverside Senior Living, the hotel and the surrounding community offer many activities for all ages to enjoy. Enjoy the swimming pool, billiards room, and social lounge where family members can gather to play cards or just visit and have afternoon tea.
The Courtenay Riverwalk is located steps away and a stroll along the paved nature pathway is relaxing and fun.
Riverside Senior Living is located adjacent to the Best Western Westerly Hotel in downtown Courtenay, in the Comox Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island.
The Comox Airport (YQQ) is located 10 minutes away and has direct daily access to Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and other locations. Friends and family can travel quickly and easily to visit!
Contact them today to book a tour of our new show suite and learn more about the amenities for residents and guests at Riverside Senior Living.
Call 250.331.4010 or register on their website.
Oct 21, 2017
The Comox Valley offers many of the benefits of big city living, all in a friendly, small town setting. The City of Courtenay is the largest of three municipalities in the valley, and is the hub for shopping and services.
Riverside Senior Living, a new independent living community for seniors, is set in downtown Courtenay, just steps from grocery and drug stores, and a shopping plaza offering medical lab services, a coffee shop, a travel agency and more.
The city boasts a brand new hospital (opened October 2017), and an airport with expanding service thanks to increasing passenger numbers.
A vibrant, walkable downtown shopping street leads to the Sid Williams Theatre and the Florence Filberg Centre, which is home to the Evergreen Club. Seniors in the Comox Valley can also take advantage of the course offerings at Elder College is hosted by North Island College.
With a growing senior population in the Comox Valley, there are many services set up to cater to this group. Riverside Senior Living is the newest independent retirement living community in Courtenay, and features a host of amenities, including a social lounge, three dining venues, a swimming pool and hot tub, a fitness facility, and a busy activity schedule.
Contact them today to book a tour of their show suite and learn more about the amenities at Riverside Senior Living.
Oct 13, 2017
Learn About Independent Living Offered at Riverside Senior Living in Courtenay with a Thursday Night Dinner and Tour
Riverside Senior Living in Courtenay has opened its one bedroom show suite which features 640 sq. ft. of living space along with in-suite storage and a patio with stunning views of the Courtenay River. Situated in downtown Courtenay, adjacent to the Best Western Westerly Hotel, Riverside Senior Living will offer many services and facilities through the hotel, including: swimming and fitness facilities; a social lounge and games room; and high tea / happy hours.
The Best Western Westerly already caters to seniors with their weekly Seniors’ Buffet Dinner, which is served Thursdays from 5-9 for only $10.99. This is a popular night, so be sure to reserve your space by calling 250.338.7741.
Residents of Riverside Senior Living’s independent retirement living suites will enjoy three chef-prepared meals daily, as well as have the option of in-room dining via hotel room service (for an additional cost) or preparing small snacks or meals in their kitchenettes. The Westerly Hotel also provides three dining choices, and the downtown Courtenay location means easy access to retail outlets, grocery store, pharmacy and medical and dental offices.
This new Comox Valley retirement community will welcome its first residents in the Spring of 2018. Book a Thursday night dinner at the Westerly Hotel today and take a tour of the newly opened show suite.