Mulberry PARC

Central location with a strong sense of community

Welcome to Mulberry PARC. This independent seniors’ residence is a real gem located off Kingsway in the heart of central Burnaby. Inside, you’ll find a close-knit community of residents and plenty of activities to take part in. From gardening and knitting to recreational outings, cocktail hour and a variety of fitness classes, there are lots of opportunities to pursue your passions and discover new interests.

Outside, tree-lined streets provide an at-home neighbourhood feel. Proximity to Highgate Mall and  Edmonds Senior Centre make Mulberry PARC very much a part of a convenient and active urban centre.

This welcoming PARC residence is ideal for independent seniors who wish to stay in the Burnaby and New Westminster area or to be closer to children and grandchildren.

Real life stories

Retirement life in full bloom

You could say that Virginia and Bob have a green thumb. But call them gardening experts, and they’re immediately humble about their accomplishments, including their big win for best overall garden by the Burnaby Rhododendron and Garden Society. Accolades aside, gardening has always been a simple joy and fun challenge for this couple, married for an impressive 69 years.

When maintaining a huge yard got to be too much, Bob and Virginia decided to make the move to Mulberry PARC. But don’t think they put their love for gardening aside. They’re highly involved in tending to Mulberry PARC’s expansive garden patio, making sure plants and flowers stay healthy throughout the winter, and creating beautiful floral hanging baskets that line the patio walk.

Next: Donna, New resident and songbird

Jumping right in

For anyone who has ever moved, the transition can understandably take time. There’s new faces and new surroundings to get used to. But new Mulberry PARC resident, Donna has jumped right in. She’s already busy with contributing to resident meetings, learning the names of her 150 fellow residents, joining the gardening club and staying involved in her local church. “There’s lot to do here. I really appreciate the flexibility and freedom here because I’ve always been very busy in my life,” she says.

For Donna, the transition to an independent retirement residence has been easy. Her kids are close by and she’s still in the same neighbourhood that she’s lived in for years and has always known.

Next: Margaret, Distance cyclist

“This was a good move.”

Margaret moved into independent retirement living some years sooner than she had planned, and she hasn’t regretted it for a minute.

Margaret took up cycling in her 40s, and has been a member of the Cross Canada Cycle Tour Society ever since. As a nurse who worked in geriatrics, she had seen people who aged with difficulty, but as part of the Society, “I met seniors who were so vibrant, healthy and enjoying life”, she says. Margaret found it so inspiring that she still makes weekly trips to Richmond to meet up with a seniors cycling group for a 30km ride, and she regularly pedals around Burnaby, via nearby trails, to attend medical appointments and go shopping.

At Mulberry, Margaret is thoroughly enjoying the outings, meals, social aspect, and most of all, the opportunities to keep active, both mentally and physically. “When I first moved in, I used to drag myself up the stairs, but now my knees are much better”, she says, speaking of the PARC Fit program.

Next: Bob and Virginia, Prize-winning gardeners

We’re proud to be recognized for our work

Seeing is believing

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