What is on the menu? Life is a buffet in this retirement community! – Campbell River Mirror


How is the food? Whether you’re booking a cruise, researching resorts, or looking for a retirement community, none of us want to be stuck eating mediocre meals. So ‘how’s the food?’ is one of the first questions we ask!

“It’s not just about the food itself, it’s about the sense of community that comes with every meal,” says Callinda John, community relations manager at Berwick by the Sea in Campbell River. “We used mealtimes as an opportunity to have culinary experiences, celebrations and elevated social gatherings. There hasn’t always been a lot to celebrate lately, but whatever our residents choose to do in a day, they know they will have the opportunity to reunite with friends around the dinner table.

love in every bite

Berwick retirement communities are known for their exceptional attention to detail, and this high standard extends to the dining experience.

“All menus are reviewed by a dietitian to ensure balanced and healthy options are readily available. Once a month, a rotating group of residents meets with our Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Managers to read feedback from our residents and encourage ongoing dialogue,” says Callinda.

Each community in Berwick is unique, with local art, furniture, events and more that create a strong sense of place. This extends to the meal ingredients, which are sourced from local farms and even the rooftop garden.

“Our Garden Club grows an incredible variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers on the roof of Berwick by the Sea – they are so talented! It’s a beautiful place with incredible views of the mountains and the ocean, and the products of their efforts often end up on our plates.

Variety is the spice of life

Every Berwick retirement community offers choice, not just in what you eat, but or. Dine in style in the restaurant-style dining room where light pours in from the large windows and waiters tend to your every need. For less of the hustle and bustle, head to the Bistro, open for all meals with sandwiches, salads and more. Planning a special event? Reserve the private dining room to celebrate with up to a dozen friends.

Then there are the special events. From holiday meals to a symphony by the sea and a fantasy cruise with exotic ports of call, residents often have the chance to make new memories.

“At Berwick, we strive to create a memorable atmosphere. These themed dinners are like going on a mini-vacation. Every day there is an opportunity to experience something new!” Callinda said.

Berwick’s retirement communities are both local and family-friendly, offering flexible, upscale, and affordable senior living options in a caring community. The staff and residents of Berwick by the Sea are always happy and proud to show off their home. To learn more or book a visit, call Callinda John at 250-914-8055 or email [email protected] Follow Berwick on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates!

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Some of the herbs and vegetables grown in Berwick by the Sea’s rooftop garden make their way onto the daily menu!


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