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Retirement Residences in British Columbia

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Why is British Columbia a good place to retire?

Known for its natural beauty and cultural richness, British Columbia invites retirees to embrace a vibrant lifestyle in their golden years. With its temperate climate and breathtaking landscapes, from lush rainforests to snow-capped mountains, BC offers an idyllic backdrop for leisure and exploration. Retirees here can enjoy outdoor activities, from hiking to whale watching and skiing, fostering an active and fulfilling retirement.

BC retirement communities are close to busy urban areas and green spaces, ensuring seniors find the right balance for their retirement. Access to world-class healthcare as well as a thriving arts and culinary scene further enhance the province’s reputation as a retirement destination. Whether strolling along picturesque coastlines or enjoying local cuisine, retirees in British Columbia are immersed in nature's playground, embracing every moment of their well-deserved twilight years.

Aspira Retirement Homes in British Columbia



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Living Options in British Columbia

Our seniors’ apartments offer you the height of flexibility

It's like living in a condominium with additional services such as 24/7 on call emergency support, recreation and the option of purchasing chef cooked meals or housekeeping packages, offering you and your loved ones peace of mind.

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The importance of independent living

Live your life fully every day in a welcoming environment that offers: peace of mind, lots to do, attentive service, and 24/7 on-call emergency support.

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Assisted Living

If you require a bit more of a helping hand, Assisted Living gives you the support you need to continue to enjoy your independence.

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Respite Care

Sometimes it’s good to have a place where you can take it easy for a while. We offer short, reasonably priced stays.

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Dementia & Alzheimer Care for the support and peace of mind that you need.

An all-inclusive and supportive environment, this program caters to a small group of women at a time at our Ontario locations and both men and women at our British Columbia locations offering essential support.

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Still Unsure of Which Senior Option is Best For You?

Helping your loved one find their new home can come with unique challenges. Aspira Retirement Living team is here to help you at every stage of the journey

Getting started with Aspira Retirement Living means life filled with joy, new friends, delicious meals and many new activities for you to try and enjoy!

Everything you need to know to pick your new home at Aspira Retirement Living in Ontario, British Columbia & British Columbia! Learn more today & be prepared!

Frequently asked questions about British Columbia

British Columbia offers several appealing retirement residences options across the province. Vancouver stands out for those seeking an urban environment with its rich cultural scene, access to top-tier healthcare, and abundant recreational opportunities. For a more relaxed pace, smaller retirement communities along the coast or in the interior provide stunning natural settings and a close-knit community feel.

In British Columbia, seniors benefit from the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, and the Guaranteed Income Supplement, which enhance financial stability. They also receive comprehensive medical coverage and prescription assistance through the Fair PharmaCare program. Additionally, reduced-cost travel via the BC Bus Pass Program and a variety of social programs at community centers support their overall well-being.

There is no set retirement age in BC. For members of the Public Service Pension Plan, the standard retirement age is 65, with the option to retire as early as 55. Claiming your pension earlier will result in lower monthly payments, while delaying it will increase the monthly amount you receive.

Retirement homes costs in BC can vary widely based on location and the size of the suite. At Aspira retirement living, we offer diverse options tailored to various budgets and needs. Studio suites start at around $2,700 but typically average $4,000, while one-bedroom suites range from $3,500 to $5,000. For those needing more space, two-bedroom suites are available between $5,500 and $8,000, although not all facilities offer two-bedroom options.

In British Columbia, seniors are covered by the Medical Services Plan (MSP), which provides comprehensive health care, including physician services and hospital care. Seniors may also qualify for the PharmaCare program, which helps with the cost of prescription medications based on income. Additionally, there are supplementary benefits available for eligible seniors, covering services such as dental care, optical care, and hearing aids.

Start by defining your personal needs and preferences, such as desired amenities, level of senior care required, and preferred locations in BC. It is important to consider where family members are living and factor that into your choice. Research online to explore options, read reviews, and check ratings to understand the reputation and quality of different senior communities. Finally, visit your top retirement residence choices in person to get a feel for the environment, meet staff and residents, and ensure the community matches your expectations and lifestyle. If you need help finding a retirement residence in British Columbia, contact us and one of our team members will help you find the best retirement community for you.

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