Thanksgiving festivities at the Gardens at Qualicum held special meaning after 19 months of pandemic protocols – a chance to celebrate the resilience of residents and staff, and gratitude for friends, family and the greater community.

Thanksgiving festivities at the Gardens at Qualicum held special meaning after 19 months of pandemic protocols – a chance to celebrate the resilience of residents and staff, and gratitude for friends, family and the greater community.

Giving thanks: Qualicum residents celebrate the season

The opportunity to give thanks held even more meaning this year, as we embrace the hope at the end of the COVID tunnel.

It was with that gratitude and shared sense of community that the residents at the Gardens at Qualicum came together to celebrate Thanksgiving, says Billy Jolicoeur, Community Relations Manager.

“With the inviting dining room decorated in a harvest theme, the Gardens’ culinary team served a feast appropriate to the occasion, with turkey and all the trimmings, shared amid good company,” Jolicoeur says.

The Thanksgiving festivities held special meaning after 19 months of pandemic protocols – a chance to celebrate the resilience of residents and staff, and gratitude for friends, family and the greater community.

The special dinner was the latest in a season of fun events for residents that ranged from a festive English garden party with high tea and fine china to an elegant “Evening Under the Stars,” complete with delicious food, sparkling wine and the musical magic.

These events help build an engaging, vibrant community at the Qualicum Beach seniors’ residence, and also let the Gardens’ teams showcase their areas of expertise with flourish, Jolicoeur notes.

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With its warm, inviting setting and location in the heart of Qualicum Beach, the Gardens at Qualicum offers a full suite of residential options.

Independent living ranges from studio to two-bedroom suites, each complete with a kitchenette, walk-in shower and private balcony to enjoy the views. And with assisted living and residential care also available, if residents’ needs change over the years, the ideal level of care is right here at home.

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A community to call home

As residents and staff gathered for this month’s Thanksgiving celebrations, it was clear that what truly sets the Gardens apart is the community and lifestyle.

With friends new and familiar, life at the Gardens offers the freedom to explore new activities, passions and hobbies, without the burden of home maintenance and daily chores that few of us enjoy!

Add to that the delicious three-course lunches and dinners, crafted with care by the executive chef and team, plus special occasion events, an eclectic entertainment calendar and activities that let you be as busy – or not – as you wish, and it’s easy to see why local seniors love calling the Gardens at Qualicum Beach home.

To book your visit today, call 250-752-2818.

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