Celebrating Thirty Years of Retirement Living
By Catherine Campbell
The Berkeley turned 30 this September! We can hardly believe its been three decades since The Berkeley Halifax on Green Street opened its doors as the very first retirement residence in Halifax. Back in the 1990’s this concept was new, and it took time for seniors to recognize the value. Once people understood the idea was to create peace of mind and a social community with included benefits, the building filled up and another was soon being constructed in Dartmouth with Bedford and Gladstone following over the next 12 years.
It is an incredible milestone and one of which we are extremely proud! Our growth over the last 30 years has been intentionally slow, meant only to meet demand. Our goal is not to be a big company, but rather a big family. Our vision has always been to provide an extraordinary, personalized experience for seniors. A social, active, simple lifestyle where independence and choice, along with safety and security, are supported by included benefits.
Our residents see the value in this all-inclusive apartment-style living, and most take advantage of the full compliment of offerings - the dining service, housekeeping, daily activities and easy access to a health care professional. Our scheduled activities are among the best benefits of all to stay active and engaged, with opportunities to try new things and enjoy that which has always been of interest. Of course, some prefer the quiet of their own apartment and that is always their choice.
The greatest value of all in retirement living is the inherent support found in community living. Our residents are never without the option for companionship and feel reassured by the security of knowing they are not alone. This is vital for peace of mind and overall health and wellness.
We are thrilled to have made this lifestyle possible for seniors for 30 years and we look forward to the future. A lovely coincidence this year is that we are not only celebrating 30 years but also the opening of our new building – The Berkeley on Pepperell – which will replace The Berkeley Halifax.
Thanks to all – residents, their families and our employees both past and present – who have been part of our 30-year journey. Your support has been invaluable, and we will always consider you part of The Berkeley family!Visit our Virtual Tours page to check out our 3D building scans, learn more and book a tour!