Your Home at Chalmers Lodge
Assisted living for seniors at Chalmers Lodge is more than housing – it is a place you can call “home”. Comfortable suites, lush gardens and communal lounges are yours to enjoy – along with people who care. Relax with friends over a cup of coffee or read the paper in the sunlit solarium. Invite family for dinner or chat with your tablemates over delicious, home cooked meals.
There is always something to look forward to at Chalmers. Daily activities include exercise classes, live entertainment, social hours, bingo, and non-denominational worship. You’re also in the heart of a vibrant urban community with shops, theaters, restaurants, parks and so much to do and see within walking distance of the Lodge.
All suites at Chalmers Lodge are studio suites with private balconies for your enjoyment. Large windows provide plenty of natural lighting. Bathrooms come with a choice of tub with shower, or shower stall.
- Pull cords in the living room and bathroom to alert the nursing station if necessary.
- Direct phones in the living room to call the nursing station.
- All suites are built to code with smoke detectors and smoke alarms.
There are suites for every taste. If you like a beautiful view, our north facing suites offer panoramic views of English Bay, Stanley Park, and the North Shore mountains. If you prefer more sunshine, our south facing suites give you full natural lighting all day.
Chalmers Lodge offers a choice of furnished and unfurnished suites. Settle into a furnished suite, or bring your own furniture and keepsakes.
Chalmers Lodge has a no pets policy. However, we welcome visiting pets (dogs, cats, birds). Pets must be well-mannered and leashed at all times. No overnight stays. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets while on Chalmers’ property.
Fees : All-Inclusive Assisted Living
With fees starting at $2400 per month, Chalmers Lodge provides an affordable option for assisted living in Vancouver. Fees include the following:
- Three meals per day
- Coffee or Tea twice daily
- Nursing support 24 hrs/day
- Basic cable and Utilities
- Weekly housekeeping (includes cleaning suites and changing linens and towels)
- Laundry facilities
- Communal kitchens – for you to make your own hot drinks, snacks or meals
- Use of all communal spaces and equipment (televisions, computer, pianos, books, puzzles, videos, enhanced vision reader, and WiFi on main level)
- Daily activities & entertainment
Chalmers’ communal areas are yours to enjoy. Relax and read the paper or chat with friends in one of several comfortable lounge areas.
The main floor lounge, with floor to ceiling windows that overlook the garden, is the social hub of Chalmers Lodge. Watch the news or a game on the large television or work on crossword puzzles with friends. Use the communal computer to keep up with current events and emails. The solarium, full of potted plants and natural light, is another inviting communal area. Join other residents there for exercises, happy hour, or a singalong with guitar accompaniment.
Small lounges on every second floor offer opportunities for more intimate gatherings or solo pursuits. With hundreds of books to choose from, readers enjoy the “take a book, give a book” system. Boxes of puzzles are available for puzzlers. These lounges also have communal kitchens with fridges, microwaves, and kettles that residents use.
Around the corner from the lounges are the laundry facilities. They are free to use with residents providing their own detergent. On the 7th floor, the hair salon provides quality cut and styling services for residents. Outside, beautiful gardens and lawns surround Chalmers Lodge. Relax in the sun or shade on swing chairs and enjoy lemonade in the afternoon on hot summer days. If you have a green thumb, help create and maintain the plants and shrubs that give much pleasure to residents, staff, and guests of Chalmers Lodge.
Chalmers’ Chef is dedicated to creating savory, home cooked meals that residents enjoy. With international menus that change with the season, you will find out why Chalmers food has a reputation for quality and for delivering the nutrition for seniors that is so important to your health.
If you need a specialized diet, Chalmers accommodates vegetarian, diabetic, gluten-free, and lactose-free diets. Family and friends are welcome to join you for any meal with seating at a private table.
Morning and afternoon social times with tea and coffee take place in the dining room. Muffins are offered at the morning social and a selection of sweets in the afternoon.
Special events are always accompanied by a selection of sweet and savory finger foods along with beverages to mark the occasion.