A rockstar, a published author, a gardener and a gym rat walk into a pub.
No, this isn’t the start of a classic joke, it’s just an average day at Berwick Qualicum Beach. Gordon and Chris Denford, the father-and-son team who’ve brought a new kind of retirement living to Vancouver Island, always include a wide selection of social spaces in Berwick Residences — including happy hours in the licensed lounge.
As for the characters, well… some BQB residents became rockstars when their lipsync video of a KISS song collected tens of thousands of views last summer. Another group published a book of poems, memories and essays about their eventful year navigating COVID-19 (and their many adventures from the last century). The green thumbs in the Garden Club are already planning another bountiful harvest in balcony planters and the Berwick courtyard, and Chef Matt can’t wait to incorporate their fresh herbs in his summer menu. Berwick Qualicum Beach includes indoor and outdoor spaces for safe and intense workouts, so yes, the community does include a few gym rats!
“COVID-19 has now been around for a year and the isolation has had its toll on so many, but here at Berwick Qualicum Beach our residents have thrived. They have had the social connections that so many people are craving right now,” says Krysta Robins, Community Relations Manager for Berwick Qualicum Beach.
Virtual seminar to see inside Berwick Qualicum Beach
The Denfords aren’t your average developers — for them, retirement living is personal. Gordon built his first resort-style residence 31 years ago, after seeing the poor care options available for his mother. Gordon is now 93 and still very active in the company, so Berwick decisions have the benefit of his first-hand experience.
Some seniors residences have been locked up tight through the pandemic, but Berwick Qualicum Beach has continued to offer residents new experiences and meaningful community.
“The seminar will include a visual showcase of our beautiful space and top-tier amenities, and also provide an overview of our services,” Robins says. “You can tour Berwick Qualicum Beach and plan for your future, without even leaving home!”
Call 250-738-6200 to register for the seminar, which will take place Thursday April 15 at 2 p.m.