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What people say about us

We’re fortunate enough to dedicate our lives to serving wonderful people. Here are some of the things they’ve said about life in our retirement residences:

What I like most about living here is
 “My husband, our guests, and I were very impressed with the steak and lobster dinner. It was so good! The steak was the best we have ever had at Astoria! Our server, we were in the Private Dining Room, was very friendly and professional... The dining experience at Astoria is wonderful! Thank you for all your efforts! You are the best!"
— Marlene

What families say about us
 “As each day passes, the evidence mounts confirming what a good decision it was for Mom to choose to reside at Lincoln Park. I know she is very happy. I am especially pleased that she has so many opportunities to get out and about; I believe that her social life has been much enriched."
— Ms. Slater

What I like most about living here is …
 “Since moving here just over a year ago, I have no regrets! It’s so convenient to downtown Port Coquitlam, and the people here in Astoria are so friendly. I have never been so busy with all the activities and bus trips I have to choose from!”
— Mr. Bjerkness

What I like most about living here is …
 “I love living here. It’s home! It feels like home, with the amazing flowers and landscaping and how friendly everyone is. I have made a lot of friends over the years, and my friends that come visit can’t get over how nice it is here!”
— Mrs. Mulhall

What I like most about living here is …
 “The staff are friendly and warm, and they always go out of their way to make me feel at home. I’m very happy living here.”
— Mrs. Mildred Symonds

What I like most about living here is …
 “I am constantly amazed how my life has changed since arriving here. There are constant activities and stimulating games with amazing teachers. I have made very good friends with other retirees who all feel stimulated by our environment here. Every day is a challenge, and I love it. A new life has begun for me at 79 years of age. Life is good.”
— Ms. Nelson

What I like most about living here is …
“The meals here are great. There are lots of wonderful activities to choose from, and it’s a kind and respectful community for both staff and residents.”
— Cathe L


What I like most about living here is …
 “… the food! It’s delicious and I don’t have to go shopping or wonder what I’ll make for dinner anymore. There’s lots of activities; I go to exercise class every day and I’m excited to be welcomed into the book club!”
— Mrs. Slater

What I like most about living here is …
 “It’s the best place to live. The food is excellent, I enjoy the social opportunities at meals, and the cleaning service you receive is wonderful. They leave my room sparkling. The staff is cheerful and enthusiastic.”
— Jessie P

What I like most about living here is …
“I never thought life could be this good in a retirement residence!”
— Mary C

What I like most about living here is …
“I find great pleasure at living here with the wonderful staff, friends, & amenities. I feel as though I have the luxury of living my life on a cruise ship.”
— Pat J.

What I like most about living here is …
 “I am worry-free. I don’t worry about my gutters, my lawn, or what I’m going to have for dinner every night…I have the freedom to do whatever I want to do!”
— Mr. Pottinger

What I like most about living here is …
 “I wake up every morning knowing I will be well looked after, I will have a chance to interact with others, and enjoy my life.”
— Mr. Bell

What families say about us
 “We cannot help but notice that each time we come to Lincoln Park both the staff and the residents are outgoing and friendly.  The place seems full of people who are living their lives to the fullest.”
— Ms. Slater

What I like most about living here is …
 “There are no words other than WONDERFUL - the staff, the activities, the food. Everyone always has a smile, the staff are accommodating and it feels like a place I can bring friends and family without hesitation! It’s comfortable and it feels like home.”
— Ms. Milne

What I like most about living here is …
 “I always worried about leaving my long-time home, but from the moment I walked through the door, I knew I had found a special place to call home. The staff and residents are welcoming and genuinely interested in each other. There are exercise classes, a salon, entertainment, a beautiful outdoor patio and backyard, and delicious home cooking. I enjoy the companionship of friends, and feel well cared for around the clock. They say that home is where the heart is, and for me that home is here.”
— Ms. Kitchen

What I like most about living here is …
 “We were hooked the first time we toured. Help is always available if needed, and you can be as busy as you want or have complete privacy if desired. We have never encountered such caring people anywhere else. They make life here special each day. We come and go as we please—long weekends at the cottage, and a month or two in Florida each winter. It doesn’t get much better than this.”
— Mr. and Mrs. Web

What I like most about living here is …
“There is nothing quite like the feeling of being out and about in the morning knowing I am coming home to a delicious lunch, prepared when I order it. Our monthly activity calendar is thoughtfully constructed with the best interests of residents in mind. The cheerful, well-trained staff works together behind the scenes to make my home as worry-free and welcoming as possible.”
— Ms. Gillespie

What I like most about living here is …
“All the staff has been very helpful and eager to accommodate me when I have needed it. It is a very positive place, which is evident in the frequent laughter you hear from the residents and staff. I feel secure in the building and like to call it home.”
— Ms. O’Brien

What I like most about living here is …
“The dining room is bright and cheery. They have many activities and outings for the residents, as well as a great variety of good entertainment.  The staff is patient, loving and respectful, and bend over backwards to keep the residents happy and comfortable. It’s the best.”
— Ms. Wilson

What I like most about living here is …
“This is a wonderful place with a warm and at-home atmosphere. I have only good things to say. It’s kept very clean and well maintained. The juice bar, beverage machines and the cookie jar are very nice for the residents to help themselves, just like home.”
— Ms. Wilson

What I like most about living here is …
“The atmosphere in the home is comfortable and cheerful, with exceptional staff and wonderful food choices. The building is bright and quiet, with beautiful grounds; and the staff is always patient, understanding, cheerful and professional. This was and is my safe haven.”
— Ms. McNairn

What I like most about living here is …
 “When I came here, my health was very poor. Due to the attention, compassion, treatment and positive attitude of all the staff, I can say today my health has improved tremendously. This has allowed me to be independent in daily living and participate in all the activities and outings offered.”
— Ms. McNairn

What I like most about living here is …
“I enjoy outings very much, and participate in all of them. I especially like going into town. I think the staff is marvellous. They are so kind and caring, and always helpful. Very obliging. This is really important to me. I love my apartment as well, and I have lots of great storage space.”
— Ms. Makepeace

What I like most about living here is …
“I like the convenience of being near my family and of being able to decide if I want to participate in programs or not. I enjoy the book club, reading, and can enjoy my solitude here. I appreciate that the staff make adjustments to my special diet, and are extremely helpful and caring.”
— Mrs. Mensch

What I like most about living here is …
 “The staff here is so pleasant and friendly. The residents are nice. I love my room, and sitting outside on my terrace. The residence here is super, and I can’t think of anything bad to say about it. I am truly spoiled rotten.“
— Mr. McAnally

What I like most about living here is …
 “I am proud to show my new ‘home’ to the members of my family!” 
— Mr. Purslow

What I like most about living here is …
 “I had all my family with me at Christmas. It’s only possible because my residence has a large party room where my family can be together.” 
— Mrs. Edmunds

What I like most about living here is …
 “We hosted a family reunion and the culinary department did a wonderful job in planning and carrying out the function.” 
—Mr. and Mrs. Pruner

What I like most about living here is …
 “I was offered space to paint. I was asked to be part of my residence’s art exhibit and the company’s Art of Living Art Exhibit in Toronto.” 
—Mrs. Wiksten

What I like most about living here is …
“All of the staff brighten my day by their smile, greeting, humour, imagination, dedication and work ethic.” 
— Mrs. Harding

What I like most about living here is …
“…the rooms are bright and roomy. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The housekeeping staff does a great job. My guests are always impressed with my suite.” 
— Mrs. Riva

What I like most about living here is …
 “…the other residents. They are so friendly, just like family now. There is always something going on.” 
—Mrs. Hadrall

What I like most about living here is …
“…the choice offered on the social calendar. We can choose from trips, visits to local events, and we have entertainers come, there are crafts, exercise, a pool and so much more.” 
—Mrs. Murray

What I like most about living here is …
“…my suite. It’s really nice and has a balcony and my view is spectacular!” 
— Mrs. Edmunds

What I like most about living here is …
“…I love the freedom to go out and travel without the worry of my husband being left alone.” 
—Mrs. Hanna

What I like most about living here is …
“…the social calendar, food, staying connected with the community, wellness services and the friendly staff and residents.”
—Mr. Matthews

What I like most about living here is …
“… the social calendar, specifically, the theatre, entertainment and the friends we have made.” 
— Matthews and Peterson

What I like most about living here is …
 “…warm, friendly and respectful attitude of management and staff.” 
—Mrs.Travis

What I like most about living here is …
“… not having to cook.” 
—Mrs. White

What I like most about living here is …
“…a variety of activities, people, friendships, friendly staff ….” 
—Mrs. Wiksten

I chose to live here because …
 “…it suited my style of living. My suite is large and I have a lovely view from my balcony. The pool is salt water and the fitness room is bright and sunny.” 
— Mrs. Murray

I chose to live here because …
 “…when I visited it just felt ‘right’. It’s very beautiful and a great place to live.” 
— Mrs. Edmunds

I chose to live here because …
 “…a good friend lives here and with her recommendation, I came. I like the indoor parking, pool and other amenities. 
— Mrs. Cooke-Garvie

I chose to live here because …
 “…I am close to my daughter, this is an elegant home with lots of activities and everything I need.” 
— Mrs. Burton

I chose to live here because …
 “…excellent design and layout of suites, public area and a feeling of speciousness, dignity and welcoming.” 
— Mrs. Travis

I chose to live here because …
 “…I found it to be the best place, period, after checking out all the other retirement communities.” 
— Mrs. MacKinnon

I chose to live here because …
“We looked at or 6 other retirement communities and none compared to this one, which had more amenities, was more professional and provided us with more options. 
— Mrs. Wiksten

I chose to move because …
 “…I was motivated to move for safety and security, health and I was tired of cooking.” 
— Mrs. Froats

I chose to move because …
“…I wanted to be with people my age and enjoy the social life.” 
— Mrs. Sauve

I chose to move because …
“… of my residence’s positive reputation and choice of lifestyle, as well as my own health, safety and security.” 
— Mr. Moldovan

I chose to move because …
“…I was in an apartment and I was getting tired of bringing groceries up the elevator and then having to prepare them.” 
—  Mrs. Bradley

I chose to move because …
“ … I was lonely in my home after my husband’s death. Since moving, I’ve found old friends and made new connections with like-minded people, making for new great friends.” 
— Mrs. Allison

I chose to move because …
“… of the lifestyle, ability to be independent and knowing that if I do need support, it is there.” 
—  Mrs. Long

I chose to move because …
“We felt we could no longer stay in our big house and my husband needed more assistance.” 
— Mrs. Wiksten

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