Bill Spriggs enjoys time on the Glenshiel patio, overlooking the entrance to Beacon Hill Park.

Location is key for downsizing active seniors

Walkable, accessible location offers freedom to explore neighbourhood and new interests

After spending many years as an avid gardener and parks planner, it’s little wonder the sunny garden deck is Bill Spriggs’ favourite spot at the Glenshiel. There he enjoys not only the cheerful flowers and the view overlooking the entrance to Beacon Hill Park, but also his own planters of kale, basil and other tasty treats he tends.

An active senior downsizing from the family home, Bill joined the Glenshiel family several years ago and while he’s also a member of the residents’ committee, more often than not you’ll find him out strolling the neighbourhood, often with his daughter, maybe heading into the park, to James Bay or along the Inner Harbour. “There are good walking places nearby and the location is really convenient as well,” notes Bill, introduced to the Glenshiel by a friend considering the move.

At home, he enjoys the variety of activities on offer, especially the fitness classes that complement his own routine.

Location, location

Operated by a non-profit housing society, Glenshiel offers friendly, downtown living for independent seniors. Residents like Bill appreciate the convenience of nearby bus routes, churches, theatres and downtown Victoria, not to mention easy outings to the neighbouring Royal BC Museum and National Geographic IMAX. When at home, Bill keeps active with fitness classes and can explore numerous lifelong learning opportunities, from informative speakers to the arts. “Thanks to Bill and the others with the Residents’ Association, who work closely with our activity co-ordinator, we have a wide variety of activities and excursions residents can choose from,” says Lynn Larsen, The Glenshiel executive director.

Historic style, modern amenities

Quiet, private suites in the award-winning 1908 heritage building range from bed-sitting rooms to two-room suites, while modern upgrades and amenities ensure safe, comfortable living for the approximately 70 residents. Affordable monthly fees include three home-cooked meals with a choice of entree daily plus snacks, housekeeping and linen change, laundry facilities, basic cable and local phone calls, plus welcoming front desk staff available around the clock.

Learn more about The Glenshiel independent living for seniors at theglenshiel.bc.ca or call Lynn Larsen at 250-383-4164.

Comments are closed

Just Posted

WATCH: Topaz Park open house scheduled for Saturday

This will be the final stage of public engagement for park design

UPDATED: Health Canada looking into B.C. boy’s treatment of rabid dog saliva

BC Naturopathic Association questions Dr. Anke Zimmermann’s conduct on recent treatments

BCSPCA’s proposed limits on chickens go too far: urban food advocate

Capping the number of hens at 12 an unnecessary solution, Aaren Topley tells Victoria council

Cops corral pig on the loose in Cordova Bay

Pig was trotting towards Pat Bay Highway from Cordova Ridge

2 people injured after assault in Centennial Square

Victoria Police have not said how the two are related, or if any other suspects are involved

Manak calls Const. Ian Jordan fallen hero

Late Victoria cop mourned at funeral by officers from numerous local, out-of-town jurisdictions

New funds, recruits set to alleviate B.C. sheriff shortage

The Government of British Columbia announced new sheriff graduates, funding for more classes

Spring Home Show this weekend in Colwood

West Shore Parks and Recreation will be transformed to showcase everything home related

Video: RCMP investigation gets a deer little photobomb

Princeton RCMP were conducting a drug investigation in Princeton which a deer strolled through

Farnworth says five years too long for feds to deal with organized crime in medical pot

Needs to be dealt with much sooner than that, B.C. Public Safety Minister says

Unions set for national strike against CP Rail

Locomotive engineers, conductors and signals specialists seeking new collective agreements.

B.C. woman known to hitchhike around province missing

Aislynn Hanson, 18, last seen April 13; known to travel throughout B.C. by hitchhiking

B.C. court relies on Facebook to track down missing defendant

A court in Princeton, B.C. relied on Facebook to track down a B.C. missing his court date

Accused in B.C. school stabbing found unfit to stand trial

Decision will put hold on upcoming trial for Gabriel Klein

Most Read