Berwick Qualicum Beach has been recognized for for its wellness initiatives. (Berwick Qualicum Beach photo)

Berwick Qualicum Beach has been recognized for for its wellness initiatives. (Berwick Qualicum Beach photo)

Berwick Qualicum Beach wins North American ‘Best in Wellness’ award

‘Global pandemic has further reinforced the vital importance of wellness as a lifestyle’

Berwick Qualicum Beach has won the 2021 ICAA NuStep Beacon Award, which recognizes the Top 25 ‘Best in Wellness’ senior living communities in North America.

The award is sponsored by the International Council on Active Aging and NuStep LLC.

“The global pandemic has further reinforced the vital importance of wellness as a lifestyle,” says Colin Milner, CEO and founder of ICAA.

“Congratulations to each of these award-winning communities for embodying wellness and serving as examples of how to successfully empower their residents to pursue a rich, active life.”

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Seven key dimensions comprise wellness: emotional, physical, intellectual, social, spiritual, vocational and environmental. Equally nurturing and prioritizing each dimension not only can enhance overall wellbeing but also can lead to greater engagement, higher expectations and better outcomes.

“We feel really proud of the way we embody a culture of wellness for our residents and our staff at Berwick Qualicum Beach. Being recognized with this North American award is truly an honour,” Laurel Wright, active living manager

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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