SHOAL Centre: Assisted Living

Location:   Sidney
Operator:   Beacon Community Services
Address:    10030 Resthaven Dr, Sidney, BC, V8L 3G4
Phone:       250-656-5537 ext 111

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SHOAL - exterior     SHOAL Centre Interior


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: 25
Private-Pay Units: 54

Building Description

Four storey building, co-located with a Seniors Recreation complex and across the street from the Library, 4 blocks from the main street of Sidney. The building is linked to a private condominium development (54 units) and all owners/tenants may utilize services that are available in the setting at an additional cost. Health related retail space is on the lower level.

Building Amenities

The first two floors of the building are community activity space that includes a chapel and multiple recreation areas with two floors of Assisted Living units above. There are lounge areas on each floor, a common dining area and hospitality bar open for community use on the first floor.
A public restaurant (Tides at the SHOAL), pharmacy, activity centre providing numerous activities, sewing room, pool table, workshop, ceramics, tuck shop and garden boxes.

Neighbourhood /Community Amenities

Short walk to downtown Sidney, accessible sidewalks and flat roads in Sidney, public bus stop directly out front door, close to local shopping for groceries, across the street from library.

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation


Philosophy of Care

Helping people, improving lives. Encouraging independence and social model of care.

Accreditation Status

Accredited November 2012-November 2016.
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Type of Accommodation

  • Single or Double Occupancy
  • 5 one bedroom suites
  • 24 studio suites (separate sleeping area)
  • 1 bachelor suite (transitional / temporary)
  • Walk in showers with fold down seat
  • Kitchenette in each suite: microwave, fridge, sink


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

  • Morning and afternoon activities such as: Bingo, manicures, musical entertainment, carpet bowling, Trivial Pursuit, giant crosswords, Scrabble, coffee groups, teas, baking, etc.
  • Bus trips
  • Movie nights


Wheelchair accessible

Motorized Scooter Policy

Able to park close to suite, some underground parking for larger scooters

Pet Policy

No pets allowed 

Smoking Policy

Smoking is only permitted in designated outdoor area

Safety/Security Features

  • Secured entrance
  • 24-hr staffing
  • Cameras monitoring common areas

Visiting Information

Visitors are always welcome with no set times.

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).