Abbeyfield in Duncan, has a vacancy for an independent senior 60+. If you don't want to live alone and do your own shopping and cooking anymore, Abbeyfield may be the right place for you. Abbeyfield is a small non-profit home with room for 9 seniors. Homemade meals and decadent desserts are prepared by staff in a family-type setting. Our large gardens provide room to use your green thumb or if you prefer, there is room to do puzzles, paint, do crafts, read or watch tv. Our caring staff provide security, companionship and support for our seniors. Our current rate is $1,750.00 which includes all meals, Hydro, basic cable, laundry facilities, parking and wifi in most areas of the building. Please call 250 748 1352 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for your private tour.
Abbeyfield is solely funded by our rental revenues. For any larger capital projects we need to fundraise. We are currently fundraising for a new heat pump, as our furnace is 30+ years old. If you would like to donate towards this worthy cause click here for a one time donation or to set up a monthly giving program. There are other opportunities to help throughout the year. In December we will have our third Christmas craft and bake sale. You can always drop by the house at 5905 Indian Road in Duncan and staff will happily receive your donation in person. Or call the office at 250 748 1352 to set up an e-transfer.
***Donations are tax deductible!***
Here at Abbeyfield Houses Society of Duncan, we are driven by a single goal; to provide a warm and comfortable home for our residents. Our large character home is surrounded by beautifully tended gardens, boasting flowers, fruits, and vegetables. We are located on a quiet street not far from downtown Duncan, in a friendly and close-knit neighborhood. We are within easy walking of Art Mann Park and the picnic area at Quamichan Lake. With our home-cooked meals, a compassionate and dedicated staff, including a live-in emergency responder, residents feel as though they have come home to a caring family. While our private rooms ensure privacy and downtime, our comfortable living and lounge areas offer space for gathering and socializing.
"This is the best place ever! My Dad lived there for about 1 yr and loved it, and me going to visit him felt like I was visiting the whole family. The staff and residents are very welcoming and friendly, the food is amazing and cooked fresh everyday. Dad valued his privacy and quiet time so having his own room was a must have. I highly recommend Abbeyfield, I hope they save me a room for when I am ready"
Food is at the center of our community.
At Abbeyfield, love and attention is put into our food. Along with our carefully selected market goods we have a marvelous garden which provides the house with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Our cooks are creative and passionate about the food they create including ample treats, baked fresh by our in-house bakers.
Breakfast is self-serve and available in the breakfast room, adjacent the dining room. Fresh fruit, yogurt, toast, preserves, and cereals are among the usual items provided.
The breakfast room is always available for snacks our residents can help themselves to between mealtimes, which are served twice a day.
Lunch, the main course of the day, will be a hearty and wholesome, home-cooked meal.
Here is a sample of a week's meal plan.
Roast Chicken, roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes and gravy
Served with homemade pie and ice cream
BBQ Pork Ribs, baked potatoes, green salad
Served with pumpkin pie
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, asparagus, mushroom
Served with butterscotch parfait
Pork Cutlet, scalloped potatoes, squash, asparagus
Served with butter tarts
Baked Salmon, roast potatoes, zucchini, peppers
Served with cherry almond squares
Dinner & Desserts
Dinner is a lighter fare and might include:
Coconut Curry, rice, cucumber and yogurt salad
Served with Pear Crumble
Ham and Cheese Quiche, green salad
Served with Chocolate Cake
Egg Salad Sandwiches, vegetable soup
Served with Apple Pie
Sausages, eggs, fried potatoes
Served with Fruit Salad
Shepherds Pie, cucumber and tomato slices, pickled beets
Served with Carrot Cake
Our Board of Directors
Our board is dedicated to ensuring the smooth running of the house while keeping up to date with current housing safety and comfort standards. The team organizes funding, events, and upgrades, using their experience and expertise.
Greg has been managing Senior Living residences since 2000. Working with Amica Mature Lifestyles, Revera Senior Living, and smaller companies, he gained insight into the management and care needed to be involved with the daily routines of running a senior community. An avid volunteer, his past experiences include Big Brothers and Sisters, the Arthritis Society of BC, a Board Member of the BC Senior Living Association and West Shore Senior Society, the Salvation Army and is currently volunteering with the Cowichan Senior Society as a cook and driver for the Meals on Wheels program. Greg has a Diploma of Technology in Hospitality Management and a Degree in Business Administration.
Life at Abbeyfield
A day in the life of an Abbeyfield resident may include a light breakfast, a walk through the garden or around the block, doing a puzzle in the living room, a hearty lunch with the other residents, an afternoon nap, a cup of coffee and cookies with friends, a lighter dinner and a cozy evening with a book or their favorite tv shows.
Holidays and birthdays are celebrated with parties. There are weekly exercise classes and occasionally, musical performers will come to entertain.
Your monthly rent includes hydro, basic cable, all meals and snacks, laundry facilities and parking. Kitchen staff do all of the cooking and clean up and the housekeeper cleans all of the common areas in the house.