In a new partnership with Amica Senior Lifestyles, we are excited to diversify our brand into a market that we’ve been watching and interested in for a long time – senior housing and assisted living. This partnership, and these two new residences, present a great opportunity to address the growing demands of Vancouver’s aging population and allow us to develop boutique-scale seniors’ residences in established neighborhoods where our typical form of development wouldn’t be appropriate. It also allows us to plant roots in new neighborhoods (Dunbar and Kerrisdale), and return to others that we love with a new offering.
The westside has seen continual population decreases over the years, which shows that people are staying in their homes longer and that there’s a desire to stay in the neighborhood they know and cherish. Kerrisdale and Dunbar are quintessential Vancouver neighborhoods with amenities, shops, services and transit, making them excellent areas to age in place, but currently, there are limited housing opportunities for residents to do this. Amica’s care-based offering provides a continuum of care. From independent living, assisted living and memory care to long-term care, their communities allow residents to age in place, in the same building as their partner, even if each requires a different level of care. All this – combined with tastefully designed private residences with exquisite amenities such as first-class dining, fitness, lounges, library, beauty salon, and many more!
We partnered with Amica because we share similar values – caring for others, using thoughtful design, and creating communities that fit into the neighborhood context are not only consistent with what we do, but who we are. Amica’s deep understanding of what seniors need and their commitment to providing seniors with a premium, personalized experience that meets their unique needs can be seen in each of their residences throughout the lower mainland. Their average resident comes from within a 3 to 5 km radius, so these two new residences at Kerrisdale and Dunbar will provide housing options for residents to stay in their beloved and familiar westside neighborhoods, and we’re very honored to help deliver that opportunity to them.
It was important for our first venture into seniors housing to partner with a well-established brand – one that doesn’t strive to be the biggest, but one who strives to be the best. Another synergy of this new partnership: they provide an extraordinary level of care, and we build the extraordinary.
Learn more about Amica Senior Lifestyles here.