Happiness is the key to healthy living! At Berwick Qualicum Beach, we make happiness our top priority. At Berwick Qualicum Beach, we offer activities to stimulate the mind, body and spirit and keep our residents connected by engaging with the community.
“There is a real sense of ongoing independence here. Some places talk about it, but it’s really happening here. My parents have choices, they can live their own lives, but have the help that they want.”
“Berwick is home for my mother. It’s everything that she could possibly want. It has everything she wants and stuff that she didn’t even know she wanted.”
“Our difference is all around treating residents with respect, really getting to know them individually and tailoring to their needs.”
“The big thing here is the staff. The waiters and waitresses – they are so good with elderly people. They are so patient. The staff are so marvelous. It’s not like you are institutional, they are so warm with you. You’re not a number sitting at a table at all. It’s just not like that here.”
“This staff here is just fabulous. Fabulous. If there is a heaven on the planet, then I’m sitting in it. I tell people that are visiting or touring here, ‘If you join us, you’ll never regret it.’”
“All of a sudden, here, we have this great big family.”
“One thing that I have appreciated with Berwick as a family member is how open and approachable they are; how much they listen to feedback, and are willing to listen to feedback. Listening to individual needs and sitting down with us, and talking about our parents, and what their individual needs are.”
“Just as an example: we are having family here for a family celebration and we were looking at the wine list, and [a staff member] said ‘Mr. Denford suggests that you try this wine – it’s his favourite, and if you like that, you can have it for the same price as the next one we were going to go for that was less expensive.’ You know, you don’t get that very often – personalized service like that.”
“The residents know that they are listened to, and their opinion matters.”
Berwick Retirement Communities are designed to bring people together. Both the architecture of our residences and the landscaping of the Berwick grounds are carefully constructed to provide comfortable common areas that naturally encourage a sense of community.
Whether you come together in one of our many indoor interaction spaces or take some fresh air while enjoying the walkways and beautiful gardens, Berwick Qualicum Beach welcomes residents, friends, family and staff to take part in our culture of caring.
Book Release! Our Wild & Precious Lives
From World War II bombers to pandemic social distancing, the residents living in the Berwick Qualicum Beach community have lived a lot of life! In this eclectic collection of creative writing are snippets of wit and wisdom, a living history of combined years well lived. These stories also illustrate the strength and character of our retirees. Sharing our stories with each other at this challenging time provides a sense of enthusiasm, connection and hope. We hope that this collection will offer some of those feelings to our readers. Keep calm and write on!
The Berwick Qualicum Beach Write from the Heart Group, 2020