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Kiwanis Village

Location:  Nanaimo
Operator:  Nanaimo District Senior Citizens Housing Development Society
Address:   1233 Kiwanis Crescent, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 5Y1
Phone:      250-753-6471

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Kiwanis Village - exterior   Kiwanis Village - interior

Contact

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.

Capacity

Publicly Subsidized Units:

  • Kiwanis House: 45
  • Kiwanis Soroptimist Suites: 37

Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

Kiwanis House is a comfortable, recently renovated apartment-style building situated within Kiwanis Village, a campus of care located in the hospital district of Nanaimo. This seniors-only setting boasts many amenities and provides 15 one-bedroom and 30 studio apartments, each with individual patio or French balcony. Meals are served in our Fireside Restaurant, open 11am to 6pm daily, and guests are welcome at any time without prior arrangements. 

Kiwanis Soroptimist Suites, opened in January 2008, offers 37 spacious one-bedroom units with patios or decks. Meals and activities take place in our bright and open Multi-Purpose room with large adjoining patio. The building is only steps away from the Fireside Restaurant, Kiwanis General Store and Frith-Radcliffe Auditorium located in Kiwanis House. 

Kiwanis Village is on a major bus route, close to shopping centres and adjacent to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.  The Kiwanis Lodge, a complex-care facility, is also located within the Village grounds.

Building Amenities

Kiwanis House: has a restaurant-style dining room, general store, free laundry facilities, resident lounge with large screen TV and an auditorium.

Kiwanis Soroptimist Suites: has a multi-purpose room for meals and activities featuring a large screen TV, a large outdoor patio with fountain, and free laundry facilities.

Neighbourhood /Community Amenities

Located in the Hospital District, Kiwanis Village is adjacent to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, and there are doctors’ offices and pharmacies within walking distance. Kiwanis Village is only blocks away from Beaufort Centre, Brooks Landing, and Terminal Park Mall.

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

Everyone welcome

Philosophy of Care

  • To focus on persons as unique individuals
  • To be a holistic, caring organization
  • To enhance and respect healthy independence
  • To continue to strive and maintain a leadership role in the provision of health services and accommodation

Accreditation Status

Accredited October 2014 – October 2018.

Accreditation is an external peer review process to assess and improve the services health care organizations provide to their patients and clients, based on standards of excellence set by Accreditation Canada. For more information, visit here: http://www.accreditation.ca/.

Type of Accommodation

  • Single or Double Occupancy
  • Kiwanis House: 30 studio units and 15 1-bedroom units, each with kitchenette, large bathroom with safety features, and either a patio or French balcony.
  • Kiwanis Soroptimist Suites: 37 1-bedroom units, each with full kitchen, bathroom with safety features, and either a patio or balcony.

Cost

Residents pay 70% of their after-tax income which covers: 1) monthly rental accommodation; 2) hospitality services: two meals 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

A wide variety of activities are available in each building Monday through Friday that caters to our residents’ physical, social and emotional well-being. These can include:

  • Exercises
  • Games & puzzles
  • Baking
  • News and views
  • Hymn sing

Activities in our Auditorium are available for all residents of Kiwanis Village, and include:

  • Performances
  • Bingo
  • Carpet bowling
  • Birthday and holiday parties
  • BBQ’s and fairs

Our activities bus also takes residents on weekly outings to local restaurants, malls and attractions.

Accessibility

  • Kiwanis Village common areas are fully accessible to wheelchairs and walkers. 
  • All units have grab bars in the bathrooms and a few units are specifically designed for residents in wheelchairs.

Motorized Scooter Policy

Scooters are permitted upon Management’s approval and must be parked in designated scooter parking areas only.

Pet Policy

Permitted upon Management's approval only

Smoking Policy

Permitted in outdoor designated smoking areas only

Facility-Specific Restrictions

  • Tenants must be 55+ years of age
  • Single or couple

Safety/Security Features

Both Kiwanis House and Kiwanis Soroptimist Suites feature:

  • secured entrances
  • night-time monitoring by a security company 

Any Other Amenities

  • Beauty salon on-site
  • Overnight guest rooms for our residents’ family and friends, which are available at a minimal cost
  • Restaurant-style dining room
  • General store
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Resident lounge with large screen TV
  • Auditorium
  • Outdoor patio and fountain

Visiting Information

Visitors to Kiwanis Village are asked to park in designated visitor parking only, and observe our Village policy by smoking only in outdoor designated smoking areas. Both Kiwanis House and Soroptimist Suites are equipped with intercoms at the front doors to contact individual residents. Visitors are welcome to join residents in the Fireside dining room, which offers a limited guest menu at a minimal cost.

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).