Serving Greater Vancouver & the Fraser Valley

17/09 September 2017

The senior journey

By Lilianne Fuller Today’s medical technology and scientific advances have led to people in North America living longer. Many are living into their 80’s and 90’s, with some reaching that milestone age of 100. A handful of people are going beyond, as centenarians. This has led to a new phenomenon. Today, society has three generations […]

17/07 July 2017

Great is God’s faithfulness to fathers

by Sharon Simpson   Every Father’s Day on our campus of care, we invite the men from the apartments to join in a special Father’s Day brunch. The food is delicious and the men appreciate enjoying the time together while our staff honours their role as father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Poems, tributes, recollections and memories […]

17/06 June 2017

Senior living in Abbotsford

by Sharon Simpson   With its gorgeous views of the mountains, its inviting climate and the amenities of a large urban centre, Abbotsford is an ideal city for seniors to call home. For years, Abbotsford has been the destination for retiring prairie folk who favour the milder climate. Many of the original farm settlers started […]

17/05 May 2017

The Body of Christ… a Mom?

by Sharon Simpson   Sixty women sit encircling two young women surrounded by mounds of gifts. It’s a baby shower. Two new moms are being welcomed into the role of “mother” by women young and old. Their babies are being passed around from woman to woman who gazes deeply at the newborns and does her […]

17/05 May 2017

Retirement Raincheck?

by Arnold Machel, CFP®     “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”  – Prov. 27:1 (NIV) Since the 2008 financial crisis, I’ve been telling clients (and anyone else who would listen) that they should start planning on a retirement age of 67. That’s right, age 67 […]

17/05 May 2017

5 things wise grandparents do

by Dr. Dave Currie   I am called ‘G-Pa’ referring to my role as the very proud grandfather of 12 amazing grandchildren. I haven’t heard anyone else called G-Pa in my life, likely because I made up the name. We’ve all heard of Grandpa, Grandfather, Granddad, Opa, Papa and even Granddaddy (we have southern relatives), […]

17/04 April 2017

Are you in the sandwich generation?

by Sharon Simpson   The sandwich generation is a term first coined by social worker Dorothy Miller in 1981. She was describing adult children who were “sandwiched” between their aging parents and their own maturing children. Every day at our campus of care, we meet one of the members of the sandwich generation. They are […]

14/04 April 2014

A close knit community

by Lilianne Fuller   What began as a simple knitting group among friends has blossomed into something very special with a group of women who are literally knitting themselves into the fabric of their local community, and around the world. The women, some of whom live at The Emerald at Elim Village, gather regularly to […]

17/03 March 2017


Beulah Garden (BG) Homes has established a warm and inviting community for seniors in Vancouver. Over 70 years ago, a group of pensioners were concerned over the limited options for seniors housing. And so, the Senior Citizens’ Home Association (SCHA) was incorporated to address this shortage in Vancouver. Empowered with the proceeds from a Lions […]

17/03 March 2017

Elim grand opening in Chilliwack

ANNOUNCEMENT The Board of Directors, Management and staff of Elim Village announce the Grand Opening of the Elim Village Garrison Crossing Presentation Centre.  Elim Village at Garrison Crossing is modelled on Elim Village in Surrey, a unique Christian retirement community with over 640 residents. The vision of Elim Village at Garrison Crossing is consistent with […]