Enjoy the flexible lifestyle you desire in a warm, intimate atmosphere defined by friendship and support
Chartwell Birchwood is a small, established Chilliwack retirement residence with a strong local reputation offering independent living and assisted living lifestyles. We’re known for our intimate, supportive atmosphere and tight-knit group of residents, long-service staff, and volunteers. A stone’s throw away from the downtown core, surrounded by the meandering Fraser River, you’ll be taken by our welcoming setting with its warm, traditional décor and friendly faces as soon as you walk through our doors.
Enjoy our revitalized neighbourhood
Change has arrived in Chilliwack! A major revitalization has swept through the city with new shops and restaurants for you to explore. Re-discover your community and its new offerings, or re-visit local staples such as Landing Leisure Centre. Let your feet guide you towards neighboring cultural centres and let your mind wander in nearby art galleries. For those who wish to stay active, Townsend Park is just next door, and you won’t want to miss out on the gorgeous views of Mt. Cheam, the Eastern Hillsides and Little Mountain. Chilliwack Hospital is also within walking distance.
The fulfilling lifestyle you desire
At Chartwell Birchwood, we provide valuable services like delicious and nutritious dining, housekeeping, and enriching lifestyle experiences, social events and outings for an active and engaging lifestyle. In addition to the availability of registered staff 24/7, here you will also benefit from complimentary shuttle service you can book for appointments or errands. Based on your lifestyle and preferences, you can choose from bright and spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom suites featuring full kitchens, accessible washrooms, and patios or balconies.
When you aren’t enjoying the comfort of your suite, you may find yourself relaxing in our warm and welcoming lounge, reading in the library, getting your hair done in our salon, or playing billiards with friends. You’ll also love our famous Happy Hour and food tasting events.
The dining experience
At Chartwell Birchwood, we want you to lead the enjoyable, worry-free lifestyle you deserve in your retirement years. That’s why we offer a diversified menu to make your life better, including delicious and wholesome chef-prepared meals served by friendly staff in our well-appointed dining room. We also have a bistro where you can join friends for a hot beverage and snacks, and a bar/lounge where you can enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail.
Activities and amenities
Our retirement community is a wonderful place to call home because of our residents and long-standing staff and volunteers—but also because of our variety of optional activities. Consider joining us for chair yoga or a Rhythm ‘N’ Moves exercise class, live entertainment, or a guest speaker. You can also go on a fun outing to a nearby restaurant, art gallery, performance at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, or birdwatching at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve. Here, you choose how to spend each day with us, and there’s always something happening if you feel like joining in!
A selection of inviting suites
Starting from $3,009/month
At Chartwell Birchwood, we offer multiple suite plans for you to explore. These include independent living and assisted living suites with full kitchens in studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom layouts in our main residence, as well as beautiful cottages with two spacious bedrooms and a full kitchen for seniors looking to downsize.
Senior living in Chilliwack
Located on Patten Avenue near the Landing Leisure Centre, an art gallery, cultural centre and Chilliwack General Hospital, our independent living and assisted living residence is close to many restaurants and shops in Chilliwack’s thriving, revitalized downtown. Townsend Park is just next door, and you can enjoy the gorgeous views of Mt. Cheam, the Eastern Hillsides and Little Mountain. If you prefer not to walk, we offer outdoor and indoor parking spots, and a shuttle service.
Things to do in Chilliwack
Chilliwack is a beautiful city in the Fraser Valley, surrounded by mountains and scenic recreational areas, well-situated near Vancouver. It’s a wonderful place to call home, not only because of the gorgeous mountain views and associated parks—Bridal Veil Falls, Chilliwack Lake and Cultus Lake Provincial Parks, and Great Blue Heron Reserve—but the many new restaurants and shops to explore in the revitalized downtown. If you’re moving to a Chilliwack seniors’ residence, you can also visit nearby art galleries or catch a play, concert, musical, dance performance or comedy act at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Don’t forget popular annual events such as the Chilliwack Tulip Festival or Sunflower Festival, or walk along Teapot Hill Trail near Cultus Lake to check out teapots of all shapes and sizes in the forest. You can take in a variety of agricultural attractions by picking blueberries at Klaassen Farms or wandering through the corn maze and pumpkin patch at Fantasy Farms.
Shopping for retirement homes?
There are many important factors to consider when trying to find the best retirement community for yourself or a loved one. Practical considerations like location, cost and the right support or care services for your unique needs, emotional considerations like how the residence made you feel and your interactions with staff, and so much more. Read our helpful guide today for questions to ask during a tour, topics to discuss with family, and how to make a decision you can feel confident in.