Real Life Stories: Westerleigh PARC, Dave

in Active Aging

Written by Christine Thompson

Westerleigh PARC Resident Dave

Dave’s career as a geophysicist took himself and his family around the globe, and although he and his wife have now settled in at Westerleigh PARC, they are far from slowing down. The couple still travel regularly to visit the many friends they made in the almost two decades they lived in Australia. “It’s nice to go on a trip and not think about your house”, says Dave. “Lots of people here at the Westerleigh travel.”

In between trips, and his work with the Canadian Club of Vancouver, Dave found time to start a cribbage group at the Westerleigh. The game has been a favourite in Dave’s family for generations, and many residents who have joined the group haven’t played in many years. Dave plans to challenge other PARC residences to a championship and has started an ongoing tournament with his extended family.

Another thing Dave likes about the Westerleigh is the people they have met. “There is so much common ground – we’ve made connections and have many things to talk about.” And with all that practice at the cribbage table, the conversations keep on flowing.

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