Real Life Stories: Cedar Springs PARC, Henry

in Active Aging

Written by Christine Thompson

Cedar Springs PARC Resident, Henry

As a lifelong skier and mountaineering enthusiast who has volunteered as a safety patrol officer in Whistler for the past 26 years, Henry can’t say enough about the location of Cedar Springs PARC. “We have mountain trails on our doorstep, beaches and waterways for paddling. This is a huge advantage to other seniors’ residences. It makes this place unique.”

Henry is an avid hiker and regularly heads to the Baden-Powell and other nearby mountain trails; he also kayaks in nearby Deep Cove and swims at Cates Park. And to fuel all that exercise he turns to Cedar Springs’ Chef Josef. “I don’t see how it could be any better…it astounds me”, says Henry of the culinary creations. Henry often pre-orders a tray to dine outside and enjoy the tranquility of the Cedar Springs patio. “You get the same meals as served in the dining room, with the benefit of enjoying the outdoors…if someone joins me, great, and if not, that is fine too.”

Henry can’t say enough about the staff at Cedar Springs, “they’re outstanding; such nice people.” But one of the best parts, for him, is his suite’s panoramic vista of the North Shore mountains. “My wife and I lived near UBC for 41 years, and we had an outstanding view of the mountains, city and ocean. But the one I have now…it’s pretty hard to beat!”

That’s how it is at Cedar Springs PARC: It’s so easy to embrace your interests or start something brand new. And with PARC’s focus on maintaining a healthy body and mind through our Independent Living+ program, it’s easy to see how life’s just better here.

Seeing is believing

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