If you or a loved one are a senior in the South Surrey and White Rock area, you might be wondering if Surrey is a good place to retire. Will it provide the activities, services and community you need for healthy aging?
You’re in luck.
This city strives to be age-friendly, believing that seniors have an important role in shaping the city and in sharing their wealth of skills, knowledge and experience. In fact, Surrey is committed to becoming a city where people enjoy lifelong activity and engagement – which makes it such a perfect place for retirement living!
At Pacific Carlton and Sunnyside Manor seniors’ communities, we are so thankful that this city has provided so much support for seniors because it means that our residents can experience the retirement living they deserve – all while remaining healthy, safe, and provided for. Here are a few of our favourite senior services in and around South Surrey.
1. Surrey’s fitness and wellness programs for seniors
Surrey’s recreation program offers a wide range of drop-in activity opportunities. As an added bonus, seniors are able to access benefits and discounts that will help them stay active and engaged.
For example, the Surrey Senior Services Membership is only $25 annually and provides access to volunteer-led drop-in activities, ballroom dancing classes, book clubs and even wood carving clubs! Recreational facilities also offer senior-specific fitness classes like Fit 55+ or Ball, Balance, and Strength 55+ at a discount.
2. Surrey’s online safety and security classes for seniors
Surrey has a number of programs in place to keep seniors safe, such as the Surrey Focus on Seniors Webinars. These are free information sessions discussing a range of safety topics including: elder abuse awareness and prevention, transit safety, financial and fraud safety, end of life planning, and tax and government resource workshops.
3. Surrey’s age-friendly pedestrian routes
Surrey has recently implemented the WALKit Activity Program, an online map that showcases age-friendly pedestrian routes across the city. This is a great way to get much-needed physical exercise, especially for seniors who may be looking for a safe way to get active and decrease potential social isolation.
4. 55+ technology forums for surrey seniors
If you’re a senior who wants to learn more about technology, the City of Surrey offers workshops to learn more about the latest technology, specifically those that support healthy aging and connect you to your loved ones. These workshops are held at recreation centres across Surrey and feature speakers, complimentary lunch and prizes!
With all these intentional resources for seniors, the last piece of the puzzle to enjoy great retirement living is a comfortable home. At Pacific Carlton and Sunnyside Manor seniors communities, we offer spacious condo-style suites and independent seniors living with the added benefit of activitiesand amenities right outside your door. Plus, if you’re a senior looking to take advantage of all Surrey has to offer, we are more than happy to coordinate transportation to and from off-site locations!