Frequently
Asked Questions

Whether you’re just beginning your research about retirement lifestyles, or you’ve been looking into this for a while now, you’re sure to have a few questions. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we get about Independent Retirement Living in general and Sunshine Ridge Retirement in particular. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us — we’re here to make your life easier in any way we can.

What is the difference between Sunshine Ridge and a Long Term Care Facility?

Sunshine Ridge provides rental accommodation with services and amenities for seniors who can live independently with minimal to moderate support and are able to fund the lifestyle on their own. There is flexibility to choose your type of suite, the services you need and the activities you want to participate in.

Long-term care facilities (such as homes for the aged and nursing homes) are designed for people who require the availability of 24-hour nursing care and supervision, sometimes within a secure setting. It is a place of residence for people who require continual nursing care and have significant difficulty coping with the required activities of daily living.

What does "chef-prepared meals" mean?

Sunshine Ridge chefs use the freshest, highest quality ingredients around. We pride ourselves on our high standard of quality cooking, prepared from basic ingredients without pre-mixed or prepared foods. We make our meals from scratch with local produce. This is your home, and you deserve home cooked meals.

What types of activities are provided?

Sunshine Ridge offers a wide variety of activities and our goal is to provide life-enriching activities. Our objective is to provide life-enriching activities and events that will benefit our residents in every aspect of living — physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally, creatively, spiritually, and vocationally. Coordinating opportunities for residents to discover purpose and passion through participating and volunteering, enriching their lives as well as those they serve.

How much does it cost to live at Sunshine Ridge?

While market rents at a retirement residence may vary by location and suite size, Sunshine Ridge offers an affordable and enriching lifestyle. Our turnkey lifestyle solutions are all based on one affordable monthly rent – which start as low as $1050 per month. No expensive buy-in fees and no long term leases. Our agreements are all on a short-term or month-to-month basis, so we earn the right to serve you one day at a time, month after month, year after year.

Is someone available to help if I have a medical emergency?

Sunshine Ridge is pleased to provide a state-of-the-art wireless emergency response system. Should you require assistance during a medical emergency our staff can respond immediately and dispatch the appropriate help you 24/7.

Can I fill my apartment with my own furnishings and decor?

Sunshine Ridge encourages its residents to make their living space their own. Feel free to bring all the comforts, furnishings and décor of your current home to Sunshine Ridge. You can even decorate your entrance to show off your individual style, allowing visiting friends and family to easily find your suite.

Can I bring my pet?

Our community welcomes furry friends, including those that bark and purr. For complete details, please contact our management team.

What is a trial stay?

A trial stay provides you with an opportunity to experience the independent lifestyle at Sunshine Ridge without having to commit on a longer-term basis. A trial stay option may be suitable for older adults and families who wish to learn more about retirement living and how seniors engage with these environments, including living arrangements, dining options and activities.

Where can I find more information about Retirement Living?

You are the best judge of whether Sunshine Ridge’s all-inclusive lifestyle is right for you. We encourage you to use the checklist link below and to compare what Sunshine Ridge has to offer vs other retirement communities in the Okanagan. Our prices reflect we’ve done our homework so you don’t have to!

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What is included in the Cost?

Meals

  • 2 meals daily (lunch & dinner)
  • Continental breakfast daily
  • Snacks & refreshment (available at the country kitchen)

Common Areas and Services

  • Library and reading room
  • Wellness and exercise rooms
  • Landscaped gardens with pergola, patio and fountain
  • Theatre, multi-purpose activity and games rooms

Suites

  • Ensuite bathrooms with walk-in shower
  • Kitchenettes with sink, fridge and microwave
  • Pre-wired for phone, cable, internet and individual A/C
  • Fire alarm, sprinkler system, smoke detectors and emergency lighting

Comfort and Convenience

  • Secure, underground parking
  • Complimentary laundry facilities
  • On-site administrator and 24/7 staffing
  • Smoke free environment, air conditioned common areas
  • Daily safety checks, weekly housekeeping and linen services
  • 24-hour medical alert system and emergency response

Recreational Programs and Activities

  • Daily social, cultural, and recreational activities
  • Exercise, fitness, and wellness programs
  • Creative pursuits (arts, crafts, knitting, painting and drawing)
  • Community and bus outings

Utilities

  • Hydro, gas & water

What People Are Saying


“I like everything here! I love the atmosphere, staff and other residents are easy to get along with. Tracy (the General Manager) showed me a few rooms and I found one I really liked, so I signed the papers that day and have been living here since December 2015 and loving it.”- Bob F.
Resident, Sunshine Ridge

“I love the food, the variation of the food, I also like the choices that we have for meals. The staff do all they can to make you feel welcome and comfortable. There are many recreational programs that you can join in on. The location is ideal, so close to so many amenities and a short walk to the lake.”- Mavis A.
Resident, Sunshine Ridge

“I have the freedom to come and go as I want. I like the idea you don’t have to cook, you come down and have a nice meal. I love the atmosphere here. I like the comradery with staff and the people who live here. The cleanliness is unbelievable.”- Ozzy O.
Resident, Sunshine Ridge

“My husband & I moved to Sunshine Ridge in 2012. I was very impressed with how clean and well laid out the rooms are - and we could bring our dog too! I love the suite and the staff are very friendly and accommodating. This year we celebrated my husband’s 90th and had about 35 family and friends come to Sunshine Ridge, some stayed in the spacious guest suites. We took over the Country Kitchen, decorated the patio and the staff came to wish him Happy Birthday. We feel we are part of a big family!”- Anne-Marie T.
Resident, Sunshine Ridge

“I have found things that really interest me, like the exercise programs, games, bus trips and many other things. I also joined the Art club here. I have never painted in my life! Now I have learned and it is such a satisfying feeling accomplishing something you never knew you could do. I also like the comradery at meals. If I sat in an apartment I would be having a cheese sandwich and here I have nourishing, delicious meals which is worth a lot!”- Glady P.
Resident, Sunshine Ridge

Contact Us


Address

9107 Main St., Osoyoos B.C.

Phone

250.495.2520

Fax

250.495.2296

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