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The Village with a difference

Imagine a small community, nestled in a quiet Langley neighbourhood, where people with dementia live their life, their way, every day.

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The Village with a difference

Imagine a small community, nestled in a quiet Langley neighbourhood, where people with dementia live their life, their way, every day. Single-storey, cottage-like homes open up to five acres of park-like grounds, with accessible walking paths, flower and vegetable gardens, a barn with animals, a community centre, and even a fish pond. It’s a community where residents can explore and enjoy their surroundings as they please, while having the safety and comfort of a secure setting.
This is The Village.

The Village with a difference

Imagine a small community, nestled in a quiet Langley neighbourhood, where people with dementia live their life, their way, every day. Single-storey, cottage-like homes open up to five acres of park-like grounds, with accessible walking paths, flower and vegetable gardens, a barn with animals, a community centre, and even a fish pond. It’s a community where residents can explore and enjoy their surroundings as they please, while having the safety and comfort of a secure setting.
This is The Village.

“There is an urgent need to change the culture of care — shifting from an institutional model to a relationship-based approach — and to focus on the needs of people with dementia and their families.”

Alzheimer's Society of Canada

“Ensuring that the patient is at the centre — regardless of where or by whom they are being served — will lead to better, safer, more effective...care.”

National Post

“We must rethink our approach to managing risk in nursing homes, especially when doing so means limiting residents’ freedom to choose their own way.”

Globe and Mail

“Studies showed that residents [in a Village-style care home] experience a better quality of life than people in traditional nursing homes, and that their families were happier with the setting.”

The Atlantic

“When a health facility is visually engaging … it is more likely to both retain qualified employees and draw visitors. When visitors come back, the patients do better [and] they are less depressed.”

New York Times

The Centre of Village life

The Community Centre is our hub and gathering place.

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The Centre of Village life

The Community Centre is our hub and gathering place. With flexible crafting and activity spaces that offer programs that evolve with residents’ interests, the centre is designed to appeal to not only villagers, but their families and friends, and volunteers from the surrounding community. The centre brings everyone together in a warm social setting to make new friends and reconnect with old ones.

The Centre of Village life

The Community Centre is our hub and gathering place. With flexible crafting and activity spaces that offer programs that evolve with residents’ interests, the centre is designed to appeal to not only villagers, but their families and friends, and volunteers from the surrounding community. The centre brings everyone together in a warm social setting to make new friends and reconnect with old ones.

We want to make every life meaningful

We believe that every person’s fundamental desire to achieve well-being, purpose and fulfillment does not diminish with age or dementia.

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We want to make every life meaningful

Every person’s fundamental desire to achieve well-being, purpose and fulfillment does not diminish with age or dementia. At The Village, we don’t see our residents as dementia patients; we see the person and their story first. Meeting their basic, physical needs is just the beginning. Keeping residents connected to family, and finding a sense of place in a community is essential for a full and meaningful life — as is ensuring each person has the right to direct their own day-to-day living in a safe, natural environment. By providing true care through genuine, two-way relationships and focusing on the possibilities within each resident, we help them live a life of fun, laughter, love and joy — a full life.

We want to make every life meaningful

Every person’s fundamental desire to achieve well-being, purpose and fulfillment does not diminish with age or dementia. At The Village, we don’t see our residents as dementia patients; we see the person and their story first. Meeting their basic, physical needs is just the beginning. Keeping residents connected to family, and finding a sense of place in a community is essential for a full and meaningful life — as is ensuring each person has the right to direct their own day-to-day living in a safe, natural environment. By providing true care through genuine, two-way relationships and focusing on the possibilities within each resident, we help them live a life of fun, laughter, love and joy — a full life.

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