Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Springtime Shenanigans at Cavell Gardens

It's hard to think of the past couple of months as being 'springtime', seeing as the weather has been the best that a West Coast summer could offer. At Cavell Gardens we have made hay whilst the sun has been shining to take advantage of a number of local outings and to utilise our outdoor space.

Mexican Fiesta - GM Michelle [moustachioed] and Food Services Manager Carlos on Margarita duty!

Margaritaville - a.k.a: our Courtyard Garden
Siesta time!

The fabulous thing about our location is the numerous eatery's along Main street. Our residents have been taking advantage of the opportunity a mid morning walk incorporated with a lunch or snack along the way. Bellagio's Gelato on Main street  is the perfect location and popular choice for these outings as is The Last Crumb Coffee Shop .
This month July we will be exercising both our legs and mandibles on some local walking/lunch outings to The Fish Cafe in Kerridale, The Dharma Kitchen on West Broadway and The Dockside Restaurant on Granville Island. Best of all we have our Ambleside Salmon Picnic planned for July 21st. I will be sure to update you on that at a later date! Enjoy the sunshine and stay hydrated!

Warning: Living at Cavell Gardens will result in the onset of Laughter Lines.

Happy Canada Day Everyone!

Happy Canada Day 2015 Everyone!

 Weather has been SO warm recently that we unanimously agreed that our traditional July 1st parade down Main Street be cancelled this year. Instead we opted to take advantage of the morning cool of our Courtyard Garden to gather together for a morning coffee Quiz [Canadian trivia of course!] followed by a sherry toast to this wonderful country we call home and to sing a rather splendid rendition to 'O Canada' accompanied by our very own in-house accordion player, Finn.

Finn, Leading us in a rather splendid rendition of 'O Canada'

Monday, 23 February 2015

Meet Our Team

General Manager: Michelle Cunnington 


With 20 years management experience working within  the British and Canadian Senior Living sector, Michelle has spent the last +6 years as the General Manager of  Cavell Gardens.

With her British work background rooted in Dementia Care, Michelle is still enjoying the dynamic change of working within an independent supportive setting and alongside some of the most active senior citizens Vancouver has to offer. "Our residents put me to shame with their level of energy and joie de vivre. Knowing them has already seen a dramatic and positive change in my own attitude towards life and aging and this is reflected in the services and activities we provide to our residents at Cavell Gardens".

Michelle takes pride in managing a dedicated and long-standing team of staff and her positive and friendly personality is reflected in her team and within the overall ambiance of Cavell Gardens.

Michelle can be contacted directly at or Tel: 604 637 1207 and will be happy to answer any queries you may have about our services and the processes of moving into a supported living environment.

Cavell Gardens is proudly awarded the Seal of Approval

designation by BC Seniors Living Association 


February 16, 2015 – Vancouver, BC – The BC Seniors Living Association (BCSLA) announced today that Cavell Gardens has been awarded the Seal of Approval designation.

BCSLA launched its Seal of Approval program in November 2009, which assesses their member communities for the highest quality of standards within the Senior Living Communities.

Carole Holmes, BCSLA President, states, “The Seal of Approval is a self assessment and external review of five areas within a senior living community that assures the senior and their family the very best quality of services and care.”

The assessment process details criteria within each of the five areas - Safety, Infection Control, Staff Training, Resident Services, and Assisted Living - which must be met in order to achieve and be rewarded the designation.

What does this mean to seniors? Carole states, “By ‘raising the bar’ to achieve the Seal of Approval, Cavell Gardens has shown a commitment to provide service standards of Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, and True Passion for senior residents of today and tomorrow.” BCSLA congratulates them on this commitment to their residents’ care and well-being.
Situated in a charming heritage neighbourhood in the heart of Vancouver, Cavell Gardens consists of two concrete mid-rise brownstone buildings. Cavell Gardens is a tranquil haven offering spectacular city and mountain views. The surrounding area has everything you need, including shopping, health services, community centers, parks, coffee shops and more, along with access to public transportation. Cavell Gardens was voted as one of Vancouver’s favourite Retirement Communities for the past 5 years in the Vancouver Courier.
Cavell Gardens offers 128 Independent Living suites in a variety of rooms; Studio, One bedroom and Deluxe One bedroom suites complimented with various activity and common areas enjoyed by all.
For more information:
2835 Sophia Street
Vancouver, BC V5T 4V2
Tel: (604)637-1207