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Now open: residents move into Esquimalt's newest retirement community

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Resident Barb Studer (left), general manager Taylor Stewart (centre) and resident Janet Hatherly (right).

Imagine on any given day: a continental breakfast, perfect to energize your yoga session; socializing in the outdoor lounge, while soaking in stunning ocean views out to the Olympic Mountains; billiards in the sports bar, with some friendly competition.

A gourmet meal in the Palm Dining Room with your new friends doesn't disappoint; after all, the cuisine is prepared by a Red Seal chef Paul Clark. Over some laughter and engaging conversation, you tuck into the weekly feature, braised lamb shanks, herb barley risotto, and sugar glazed carrots. 

"The dining room staff call us by name, and accommodate our likes and dislikes," says Barb Studer, resident at The Vista, "and it's only been two weeks!" "We've also danced to some live entertainment in the Fred and Ginger Lounge."

It all sounds like the makings of a five-star resort worthy of a premier vacation destination.  

However, Barb and Fred Studer are living their best life at home—two of the newest residents renting a corner suite at The Vista, Esquimalt's newest luxury senior's community. 

"We have five large windows with lots of natural light throughout the day," reveals Barb. "Our suite is tastefully decorated with high-end appliances, plus the luxury of two full bathrooms."

Whether you're an active, independent senior or someone who requires additional supportive services, The Vista offers four unique lifestyles that give you the freedom to live well, with a continuum of care to comfortably age in place.

"I would definitely recommend The Vista to others who need to make a life change," says Barb. "The added bonus of 'Memory Care' in the future, helped us make the decision to move here."

New resident Janet Hatherly was ready to live life to the fullest, safely and comfortably. "I was living alone and got to the stage where I wanted more social activity. One of the reasons I chose The Vista was because it's in the community I know and love, with all the services I require. Plus, it provides me with security, while I can still live independently." 

"I absolutely love my rental suite—it's bright and spacious, and has everything I need. It has plenty of storage, too. In fact, the bedroom closet is larger than what I had at home!"

Resident Maida Neilson and chef Paul Clark. Neilson says, "Chef Paul takes care of my dietary needs.” Photo by The Vista.

General manager, Taylor Stewart, is quick to say she's "honoured to come to work every day."

"I'm extremely proud of the leadership team. We've gone from a pre-open mindset to operations and welcoming our first residents in late July." 

She adds, "I love everything about the community: the residents and their families, the entire team, and the breathtaking views The Vista has to offer."

Director of hospitality, Aaron Savoy, can't help express his enthusiasm on what keeps him motivated to provide exceptional service. 

"Seeing big smiles and receiving thank-yous from residents as we serve their meals is so rewarding. I enjoy those quiet moments with each resident, chatting and learning about what brought them to The Vista."

For more information, visit or to book a tour, call 778-247-0780. Tours offered daily – open 7 days a week.