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How to Celebrate Father’s Day in a Retirement Living Community in Edmonton

May 22, 2023

Visiting your senior loved one or family member is an important way for them to stay connected and for you to show how much you care. Father’s day is coming…

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3 Things You Can Do in a Retirement Home in Edmonton if You Love to Garden

May 8, 2023

As the weather gets nicer and nature starts to blossom, you might begin to miss the garden at your previous home. Moving to a retirement community doesn’t need to mean…

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Why VRS Communities Has the Perfect Location for Everyone

April 19, 2023

So you’ve decided to begin retirement living at Edmonton? You’re probably feeling many emotions – excitement, worry, nervousness – and these are all normal! Moving is a big deal and…

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How to make your move to a Edmonton Community seamless

April 14, 2023

Living at a VRS Retirement Community has many benefits, including an active and social atmosphere, daily services and on-site amenities, and fabulous food. With almost 50 years of experience raising…

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Designing your Edmonton Retirement Home: Tips for Downsizing, Maximizing Space, and Making it your Own

March 17, 2023

Designing your Edmonton retirement home can be an exciting and daunting task. There are countless decisions to be made, from choosing the right Edmonton to deciding on the style of…

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How to Maintain Mental and Emotional Well-Being at an Edmonton Independent or Assisted Living Community

March 3, 2023

As we age, it becomes more important than ever to prioritize our mental health and emotional well-being. Living at an Edmonton independent or assisted living community can provide a wonderful…

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Best Social Media and Technology Tips for Seniors to Try at a Retirement Home in Edmonton

February 17, 2023

When living at Garneau Hall, you will always have a lot of fun things to engage in, whether it’s utilizing one of the many amenities you can find on-site, or…

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How Senior Independent or Assisted Living Communities in Edmonton Provide Safety 

February 15, 2023

There are a few things that you should never compromise in your life, and your safety should be at the top of that list. As a senior, you don’t want…

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The Best 3 Brain Games to Play in an Edmonton Retirement Community

January 23, 2023

While living at our retirement community in Edmonton, you will want to ensure that you are staying active in all aspects such as physically, socially, and mentally. While it may…

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Understanding Hand Dexterity and How to Improve it at an Edmonton Seniors Housing Community 

January 18, 2023

Studies have shown that after you exceed the age of 50, you will begin to notice that your hands are not as strong as they once used to be when…

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Why Retirement living is not just for seniors who need care

December 21, 2022

MYTH: moving into a retirement living community is for seniors who need extra care.  TRUTH: living in an Edmonton retirement community means support with home maintenance, quality services, daily activities,…

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Indoor Holiday Activities to Do at an Edmonton Independent or Assisted Living Community

December 13, 2022

If you’ve had a chance to step outside of your Edmonton independent or assisted living community, you will immediately feel like winter is already here. As spending longer periods of…

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Benefits of Drinking Soup During Flu Season at a Edmonton Independent or Assisted Living Community

November 17, 2022

If you are already feeling cold when you step outside of the independent or assisted living community, you might not feel like eating or drinking anything cold. Besides all the…

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Why the Elderly are Looking into Affordable Seniors Housing in Edmonton

November 10, 2022

As we slowly head into the cooler months of the year, you or your senior loved one may be looking into affordable seniors housing in Edmonton. Depending on your age,…

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Lyle Ison, Garneau Hall GM wins 2022 Care Provider of the Year Award

October 31, 2022

VRS Seniors Communities and Advantage Assist are thrilled to celebrate Garneau Hall’s very own Lyle Ison, who out of 15 finalists from across the province, is the recipient of the…

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4 Ways to Honour Remembrance Day with your Senior Loved One Living at a Retirement Home in Edmonton

October 24, 2022

On November 11, Remembrance Day, people around Canada and the world take a moment to remember the day that World War One ended and all the lives lost in that…

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Why Seniors Choose a move to Independent or Assisted Living Edmonton during the Fall

October 12, 2022

As the weather slowly starts to get cooler, the idea of moving into an independent or assisted living community at Edmonton in the Fall, seems to be more and more…

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Top Signs That You May Be Ready to Move Into an Independent or Assisted Living Seniors Community in Edmonton

September 28, 2022

As we head into the holiday months, there is joy all around as we get to join in on the festivities and time spent with our family and friends around…

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4 Benefits to Moving this Fall to a Retirement Home in Edmonton

September 21, 2022

Have you been trying to find the perfect time to move into an Edmonton retirement home? Although there are many factors that can contribute to you arriving at the decision…

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5 Tips for Managing and Preventing Headaches at an Independent or Assisted Living Community in Edmonton

August 26, 2022

Have you or your senior loved one been experiencing headaches lately? It is not just you that may be feeling the frequent headaches as studies show that more than half…

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How to Plan for your next Vacation as a Senior Living at an Edmonton Retirement Home

August 24, 2022

Summer is almost slipping away and if you or your senior loved one have not had a chance to travel now that restrictions have eased up, you may want to…

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6 Summer Safety Tips for Seniors Living in a Edmonton Retirement Community

July 21, 2022

Now that summer is officially here, your senior loved one may be excited to head outside and soak up the sun and warm weather here at Garneau Hall. Whether you’re…

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How to Know if Independent or Assisted Living in Edmonton is Right for You?

July 19, 2022

When it comes to deciding if retirement living is the right step for you, it is important to determine whether independent living or assisted living in Edmonton is better for…

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A Day in the Life of a Senior at an Independent Living Community in Edmonton

June 21, 2022

After spending years living with your family or on your own, you might be looking into an independent or assisted living community in Edmonton. You are probably trying to imagine…

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5 Exercises for Seniors to Perform at an Edmonton Seniors Retirement Community

June 17, 2022

Balance and strength are important to maintain throughout your life as they help with a wide range of activities, from performing your daily routine to playing a sport or doing…

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4 Key Questions Answered about Assisted Living at Seniors Housing in Edmonton

May 24, 2022

If you or your senior loved one have been looking into various senior living options, you may have some questions about the differences between independent or assisted living for seniors.…

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Why Living at a Seniors Retirement Community in Edmonton May Benefit You

May 19, 2022

Have you been trying to decide if living at a seniors retirement in Edmonton is the best decision for you or your senior loved one? Knowing the right questions to…

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6 Health Benefits of Recreation for Seniors at Garneau Hall Retirement Community

April 13, 2022

Moving into a retirement community has many benefits for you or your senior loved one. Recreational activities organized by the experienced and passionate team at Garneau Hall plays an important…

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3 Reasons Why your Senior Loved one would Prefer Independent Living over Assisted Living in Edmonton

April 9, 2022

Are you considering a retirement home for yourself or your senior loved one? Maybe you’re debating whether you’d prefer an independent living seniors community such as Garneau Hall over an…

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What Kind of Social Activities Can I Expect while Living at a Retirement Community in Edmonton?

March 30, 2022

When living at a seniors retirement community, you can always expect Garneau Hall recreational coordinators to plan out some activities you can participate in every day of the month. These…

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Aging in Place: What if I Require Assisted Living while Living at Garneau Hall?

March 29, 2022

Are you looking for assisted living for yourself or for a senior loved one in Edmonton? Although Garneau Hall is an independent senior living community, there are many benefits to…

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5 Benefits of Moving into a Edmonton Retirement Home in Winter

February 28, 2022

Winters can be tough on all of us, especially for those who may not have a lot going on. Maybe you want to connect with others on a deeper level…

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The Difference Between Independent Living and Supportive Living for Seniors in Edmonton

February 25, 2022

Are you trying to figure out if independent living is right for you? Maybe you’re deciding if supportive living is actually better for you? Some seniors fully embrace independent living…

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The Benefits of Living in Senior Housing in Edmonton

January 24, 2022

Are you thinking of moving to a seniors housing community in Edmonton? Maybe you’re still trying to figure out if it’s a good option for you or senior loved one.…

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3 Tips on Making your Edmonton Retirement Suite Feel Like Home

January 20, 2022

We know it may be difficult to transition from living at home to moving to your retirement suite in Edmonton. Perhaps you were used to being surrounded by family and…

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Happy Holidays at VRS Seniors Communities

December 24, 2021

Season’s greetings from your VRS Seniors Communities: Ross Place in Victoria Lakeside Gardens in Nanaimo Sunnyside Manor in South Surrey Pacific Carlton in South Surrey Garneau Hall in Edmonton Orchard…

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Engaging Holiday Activities for Seniors Living in Edmonton

December 21, 2021

The holidays are the perfect time of year to spend time with family and friends. And spending time with our senior loved ones? It’s essential during the holidays if we…

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A Checklist for Retirement Living in Edmonton

December 16, 2021

Beginning the search for the right Seniors Community in Edmonton can be overwhelming. Each community will offer you a different lifestyle, different hospitality services, and different amenities – it can…

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Experiencing a New Lease on Life at VRS Seniors Communities

December 3, 2021

By Andrew Trinder, Director of Operations, VRS Communities Seniors Living I have spent more than a decade working in seniors communities across BC and Alberta. In this time, I have…

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Fun Things to do with Your Senior Loved One at a Seniors Home in Edmonton!

November 23, 2021

Visiting a loved one or family member is an important way for them to stay connected and for you to show how much you care. Spending time with them will…

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How Respite Living can Help Seniors in Edmonton Discover if Living in a Retirement Home is Right for Them

November 17, 2021

Making the move to a retirement home can be a big one. The decision to leave your current home behind is big, no matter what age you are! If your…

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The Mental Health Benefits of Living in a Retirement Home in Edmonton

October 28, 2021

Mental health is important, no matter what age you are; however, older adults may experience mental health problems as a result of life stressors that are unique to later life…

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How Seniors Housing in Edmonton can Provide Safety as You Age

October 18, 2021

Life presents more and more risks as you age. Simple things like walking up the stairs of your home, driving or walking to get groceries, or getting out of bed…

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How do I know which type of Seniors Housing in Edmonton is right for me?

September 22, 2021

There are a lot of choices available when it comes to seniors housing options in Edmonton. However, when narrowed down there are three main categories of seniors housing: independent living,…

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How Living in a Edmonton Seniors Community can Simplify your Retirement

September 13, 2021

When looking forward to retirement, many people see themselves aging at home in the comfort of the status quo. Yet, from a financial and health perspective, aging at home may…

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The Year that Was – from a Senior Living Operator’s Perspective

August 26, 2021

By Andrew Trinder, Director of Operations, VRS Communities Seniors Living If we turn back the clock to October 2019, we at VRS Communities reached a new phase in our operations.…

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5 Things to Think About When Transitioning to a Seniors’ Home in Edmonton

August 24, 2021

Retirement Homes are great places to experience healthy aging, friendship, and relaxation. Here are our 5 biggest tips on choosing the right Seniors Community for you and your loved one.…

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4 Tips to Help You Stay Connected as You Age

July 28, 2021

Staying healthy isn’t all physical. It’s also about your social and emotional wellbeing. In fact, being socially active and engaged in a community tends to help keep people happy, active,…

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Who qualifies for Supportive Living in AB

July 26, 2021

Also called assisted living in BC, Supportive Living offers housing, hospitality services and personal assistance to seniors who can live independently, but need a little help with daily tasks. Supportive…

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A New Model for Seniors Housing in AB

July 20, 2021

When I was twenty-one years old, I broke my neck in a diving accident and have been confined to a wheelchair ever since. Three years after my accident I was…