Jesken Aerie

Location:  Langford
Operator:  M'akola Housing Society
Address:    817 Goldstream Avenue, Victoria, V9B 2X8
Phone:       250-474-1524

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Jesken Aeire Exterior Photo  Jesken Aeire Sitting Room Photo


Access to subsidized assisted living units is through a Home Health Assessment For more information on subsidized units, contact the Home Health Office nearest you. Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized units.  For information on market units, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.


Publicly Subsidized Units: 60
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

Jesken Aerie, meaning "Golden Eagle Nest", is a project of the well-established M'akola Housing Society, an experienced operator of family housing on Vancouver Island.

Building Amenities

The building features a main floor dining, activity/craft room, common computer area, theatre room, outdoor heated patio, and a third floor large patio deck with retractable canopy awning.

Neighbourhood /Community Amenities  

  • There is easy access to transportation services, recreational facilities, medical services, a senior’s centre, shopping venues, and coffee shops within very close proximity to Jesken Aerie
  • There is a bus stop located directly in front of the building
  • Juan De Fuca Recreation Centre is a 5-minute drive
  • Access to Doctors, Dentists, Chiropractors, and Naturopathic services is within 3 blocks of Jesken Aerie. St. Anthony’s Clinic is a 5-minute drive (they have a health clinic, laboratory, x-ray, and pharmaceutical services)
  • Victoria General Hospital is approximately 10-minutes driving distance
  • Westshore Mall is a 5-minute drive
  • If you like specialized coffee, there are numerous coffee shops within a 1-block radius
  • There is a Hair Salon and a Barber Shop located in Lavendar Square in the building beside Jesken Aerie as well as numerous others within a short walking distance

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

We support diversity and inclusion in a cultural framework; everyone welcome

Philosophy of Care

We provide culturally appropriate, respectful and affordable shelter and hospitality services to all Residents.

Type of Accommodation

  • Single or Double Occupancy
  • 55 one-bedroom suites
  • 5 two-bedroom suites designated for persons with family support members living on-site
  • In-suite scooter and storage space.


Residents pay 70% of their after-tax income which covers: 1) monthly rental accommodation; 2) hospitality services: two meals and two snacks daily, weekly housekeeping, laundry, etc.; 3) personal care; and 4) on-site emergency response system.  Residents on income assistance pay a flat rate.   Items not included as a part of the monthly fee include: telephone, cable, hydro, personal laundry, household and toiletry supplies, medications, personal care products and insurance.

Special Recreational Opportunities

We have a recreation coordinator who organizes daily activities, entertainment and outings.

Our program schedule offers wide range of activities such as exercise programs, discussion groups, painting classes, crafts, theater room, Wii Bowling and much, much more…. Card games such as bridge, cribbage, and poker are held during the week. 

Our monthly calendar and newsletter are available at the beginning of each month, which will be placed in your mailboxes and posted in different areas of the building to serve as a reminder of the scheduled events.

We believe in community engagement and create Volunteer Opportunities to assist with the delivery of our programs, services and annual fundraising events.  Residents and family members are welcome to volunteer and share your valuable skills and knowledge.  We've supported students with successfully completing their external volunteer credits and practicum requirements.


Building is wheelchair accessible throughout.

Motorized Scooter Policy

  • Residents may use scooters in the building provided they do so safely 
  • Residents are asked to reduce their speed when using a scooter indoors
  • There is scooter storage space inside the units.
  • Scooters may not be left parked in the hallway, common areas, or outside the front entrance to the building.

Pet Policy

No pets

Smoking Policy

There is to be no smoking in the building.  Smoking is to be done only in a designated outdoor area only.

Facility-Specific Restrictions

  • Tenants must be 19+ years of age
  • Single or couple or additional family support persons at discretion of management

Safety/Security Features

  • 24/7 staffing
  • Security cameras
  • Medical pendants
  • Guest restrictions enforced if necessary
  • Fire and earthquake preparedness (drills and education sessions) 

Visiting Information

  • All guests are expected to sign in and sign out every visit
  • Parking is limited; short term parking only
  • During influenza season (typically December-March), to help protect patients from the flu, all visitors will be expected to wear a mask in our facilities if they have not had a flu shot. For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) and Influenza Protection Policy (PDF).