The residents at the Gardens at Qualicum Beach enjoyed a recent wine and cheese tasting, with music by Sax Appeal.

The residents at the Gardens at Qualicum Beach enjoyed a recent wine and cheese tasting, with music by Sax Appeal.

Qualicum residents taste their way through a ‘global tour’

Residents at The Gardens at Qualicum Beach indulged a little wanderlust recently, enjoying the community’s first-ever wine and cheese tasting!

Savouring an array of wines from around the world, residents sipped their way to such memorable destinations as Italy, Australia and New Zealand.

Of course, not all the tasty travels were quite so far-flung. Our own homegrown Okanagan vintages also made welcome appearances.

With the wine paired with a variety of delicious cheeses and excellent entertainment from local band Sax Appeal, the tasting event may have been their first, but likely won’t be the last, notes Community Relations Manager Billy Jolicoeur.

“We brought the wine and cheese… the residents brought the good time!”

The recent wine and cheese tasting is just one example of the fun, social events local residents enjoy.

In March, everyone got festive with an Irish theme, with music, green beer and treats to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

The recent wine and cheese tasting is just one example of the fun, social events residents enjoy at the Gardens at Qualicum Beach.

The recent wine and cheese tasting is just one example of the fun, social events residents enjoy at the Gardens at Qualicum Beach.

No wonder this is the residence active local seniors love coming home to.

Located on a beautifully landscaped property steps from downtown Qualicum, the family-owned and operated Gardens at Qualicum Beach provides a comprehensive campus of care, providing seniors with the opportunity to enjoyindependent living, as well as assisted living and long-term care as needs change.

Operated by The Care Group, whose McIntosh family has longstanding ties to the central Island community, The Gardens at Qualicum Beach team is ready to welcome prospective residents for a visit and tour, with safety protocols in place.

Choose from privately owned condominiums or Independent Living Suites, with suites ranging from studios to two-bedroom units, meaning the right space for your needs is just a visit away.

Recognizing the importance of marrying healthy nutrition with delicious food – beyond wine and cheese, of course – an executive chef leads a talented kitchen team that invites residents to tuck into everything from comfort food to elegant special event dinners, with adaptations available.

All meals prepared in-house with a focus on fresh, local ingredients, and include three-course lunches and dinners with two main course options to choose from. And then there’s monthly themed dinners, special occasion and holiday menus, plus a private dining room for you to celebrate a special lunch or dinner party!

To learn more or to book your visit, call Billy Jolicoeur at 250-752-2818 or learn more at thegardensatqualicum.com.

READ MORE: Fit, fun + social: Active living is front and centre at Qualicum seniors’ residence

READ MORE: Finding ‘home’ in a senior living community to love both today and tomorrow

Seniorsseniors housing

Just Posted

Terry Mazzei next to a truck after it was struck by lightning, with him inside, on Wednesday afternoon, June 9. He walked away from the incident without injury and the truck sustained only mild damage; a blown front tire and newly broken gas gauge. (Wendy Mazzei photo)
Nanoose Bay man walks away unscathed after lightning strike

VIDEO: ‘We like to think that his dad was watching over him’

This young fledgling white raven was spotted in the Coombs area on May 16. (Mike Yip photo)
Expert says 2 sets of parents producing rare white ravens in mid-Island area

One of the iconic birds is currently recovering at wildlife centre after being rescued

Flowers planted along Highway 19 in downtown Parksville. (Submitted photo)
City of Parksville plants more than 15,000 annual bedding plants

Residents encouraged to take flower photos and post to social media

New COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island by local health area for the week of May 30-June 5. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control image)
COVID-19 cases drop again almost everywhere on Vancouver Island

Nanaimo had four new cases last week, down from 22 the week before

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre. Offices will re-open to the general public on June 21. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville’s city hall offices to open again on June 21

Offices will resume pre-COVID hours of operation

t
How to tell if a call from ‘CRA’ is legitimate or a scam

Expert says it’s important to verify you really are dealing with the CRA before you give out any info

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets campers while visiting McDougall, Ont. on Thursday, July 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
71% of B.C. men say they’d prefer to go camping with Trudeau: survey

Most British Columbians with plans to go camping outdoors say they’d prefer to go with Trudeau or Shania Twain

The courthouse in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo man, already in jail, found guilty of sexual abuse of sons

Man previously sentenced for sexual interference involving girl in Nanaimo

Members of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Marine Mammal Response Program rescued an adult humpback what that was entangled in commercial fishing gear in the waters off of Entrance Island on Thursday, June 10. (Photo courtesy Marine Mammal Response Program)
Rescuers free humpback ‘anchored’ down by prawn traps off Vancouver Island

Department of Fisheries and Oceans responders spend hours untangling whale

British Columbia-Yukon Community News Association’s 2021 Ma Murray Awards were handed out during a virtual ceremony on Friday, June 10. (Screen grab)
Black Press Media winners take gold at B.C. and Yukon journalism awards

Publications received nods in dozens of categories

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of June 13 to 19

Flag Day, Garbage Man Day, International Panic Day all coming up this week

Chilliwack cocaine trafficker Clayton Eheler seen with a tiger somewhere in Asia in 2014. Eheler was sentenced to nine years jail in 2018, but was released on bail in October 2020 pending his appeal of conviction.(Facebook)
Director of civil forfeiture seeks $140,000 from Fraser Valley drug dealer’s father-in-law

Clayton Eheler’s father-in-law Ray Morrissey caught with money in Fort St. John by B.C.’s gang unit

A Comox Valley shellfish operator pleaded guilty and was fined $10,000 in provincial court in Courtenay earlier this year. Record file photo
B.C. clam harvester fined $10,000 for Fisheries Act violations

Charges against three others were stayed in Courtenay Provincial Court

Frank Phillips receives a visit from his wife Rena at Nanaimo Seniors Village on their 61st wedding anniversary, March 31, 2020. Social visits have been allowed since COVID-19 vaccination has been offered in all care homes. (Nanaimo News Bulletin)
B.C. prepares mandatory vaccination for senior care homes

180 more cases of COVID-19 in B.C. Friday, one more death

Most Read