Frequently asked questions
Whether you’re just beginning your research about retirement lifestyles, or you’ve been looking into this for a while now, you’re sure to have a few questions. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we get about Silver Springs Seniors Community. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us — we’re here to make your life easier in any way we can.
Yes. VRS Communities has 11 seniors communities across BC and Alberta, including:
Lakeside Gardens in Nanaimo
Ross Place in Victoria
Pacific Carlton in White Rock
Sunnyside Manor in White Rock
Orchard Gardens in Kelowna
Sunshine Ridge in Osoyoos
Silver Springs in Vernon
Charles Manor in Penticton
Andover Terrace in Salmon Arm
Shuswap Lodge in Salmon Arm
Garneau Hall in Edmonton
Silver Springs provides rental accommodation with services and amenities for seniors who can live independently with minimal to moderate support and are able to fund the lifestyle on their own. There is flexibility to choose your type of suite, the services you need and the activities you want to participate in.
Long-term care facilities (such as homes for the aged and nursing homes) are designed for people who require the availability of 24-hour nursing care and supervision, sometimes within a secure setting. It is a place of residence for people who require continual nursing care and have significant difficulty coping with the required activities of daily living.
Silver Springs chefs use the freshest, highest quality ingredients around. We pride ourselves on our high standard of quality cooking, prepared from basic ingredients without pre-mixed or prepared foods. We make our meals from scratch with local produce. This is your home, and you deserve home-cooked meals.
Silver Springs offers a wide variety of activities and our goal is to provide life-enriching activities. Our objective is to provide life-enriching activities and events that will benefit our residents in every aspect of living — physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally, creatively, spiritually, and vocationally. Coordinating opportunities for residents to discover purpose and passion through participating and volunteering, enriching their lives as well as those they serve.
While market rents at a retirement residence may vary by location and suite size, Silver Springs offers an affordable and enriching lifestyle. Studio suites start at $1,900.00 per month. There are no expensive buy-in fees or long-term leases. Our agreements are all on a short-term or month-to-month basis, so we earn the right to serve you one day at a time, month after month, year after year.
Please download our free expense calculator worksheet to assist.
Silver Springs is pleased to provide a state-of-the-art wireless emergency response system. Should you require assistance during a medical emergency, our staff can respond immediately and dispatch the appropriate help you need 24/7.
Silver Springs encourages residents to make their living space their own. Feel free to bring all the comforts, furnishings and décor of your current home to Silver Springs. You can even decorate your entrance to show off your individual style, allowing visiting friends and family to easily find your suite.
A trial stay provides you with an opportunity to experience the independent lifestyle at Silver Springs without having to commit on a longer-term basis. A trial stay option may be suitable for older adults and families who wish to learn more about retirement living and how seniors engage with these environments, including living arrangements, dining options and activities.
You are the best judge of whether Silver Springs’s all-inclusive lifestyle is right for you. We encourage you to use the checklist link below and to compare what Silver Springs has to offer vs other retirement communities in the Okanagan. Our prices reflect we’ve done our homework so you don’t have to!
- meals daily (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
- Snacks & refreshments offered in the great room and fireside lounge
Common Areas and Services
- Library and reading room
- Landscaped gardens with pergola and patio
- TV room, theatre, multi-purpose activity, and games rooms
- Ensuite bathrooms with walk-in shower
- Kitchenettes with sink, fridge, and microwave
- Pre-wired for phone, cable, internet, and individual A/C
- Fire alarm, sprinkler system, smoke detectors, and emergency lighting
Comfort and Convenience
- Complimentary laundry facilities
- On-site administrator and 24/7 staffing
- Smoke-free environment, air-conditioned common areas
- Daily safety checks, weekly housekeeping, and linen services
- 24-hour medical alert system and emergency response
Recreational Programs and Activities
- Daily social, cultural, and recreational activities
- Exercise, fitness, and wellness programs
- Creative pursuits (arts and craft s, knitting, painting, and drawing)
- Education and culture
- Worship services
- Hydro, gas & water
“I just wanted to thank you and the staff for the great job you are all doing keeping everyone safe and healthy during this crazy time. Dad says the staff is constantly wiping things down and cleaning. He is very happy with how everyone continues to be happy, friendly, and calm. He seems so much happier than when he was on his own. Please let the kitchen, housekeeping, maintenance, office, and activities staff know how much we appreciate all you are doing.”
–Ellen and all of Keith’s family