Choosing To Stay Young At Sherwood House

Residents dancing to live music

In our independent living community here at Sherwood House in Duncan, BC, we don’t think of ourselves as old folks. Our dedicated and caring staff don’t call our community members old folks. They are residents who live here, not old folks. Our residents are artists, writers, photographers and learners, exploring and learning new things throughout life. Aging is inevitable, but growing old is a choice. Here at Sherwood, we take care of the day-to-day chores, like cooking, cleaning and more, so time can be spent doing what we love. 

Our resident, Janet Lancey wrote a beautiful piece about the label old. In Janet’s words, “age is not a number, and it has nothing to do with appearance or status. It is Indeed how you choose to lead your life”.  

Do you think of old folks when you hear about Zumba dance? Not usually, but here at Sherwood, we make Zumba a regular activity. If Dance isn’t your thing, no problem. Janet emphasizes the importance of grasping opportunities to keep growing learning, and helping others gain better lives. Here at Sherwood, this is extremely important to us. We host an array of activities for each and every resident’s interest and ability. From book clubs to exercise classes to creative craft days, we encourage residents to grow skills and spark joy. 

Janet explains that no matter her age, she wants to be around people who choose to stay interested in life. We encourage our residents to live spirited, fun-filled lives. Entertainment is one of our specialties and our activity coordinator always has something fun planned! Our charismatic living community understands the value of social engagement. 

We want you to feel at home, and we plan social regular events like games nights, birthday parties, live music events and more! “Even as our aging bodies betray us, and we can no longer be physically strong, we can still be vibrant and full of life” Janet states, “old isn’t my age, and I choose to stay young”. At Sherwood, we understand the challenges that come with aging, but our caring staff and dedicated community ensure that these challenges do not come in between the enjoyment of our lives.

Spring At Sherwood House!

As we move into the warmer days of June, we look back on what a special time we had in May, here at Sherwood House in Duncan, BC. As always, we had fun activities scheduled every day for residents to enjoy. Social events like Bingo are hosted in our tight-knit community, and exercise programs, from Zoomba to chair exercises are offered to residents of every ability. 

We held some extra special events last month, specifically our Mother’s Day celebration. Which featured a movie and popcorn event, followed by a lovely dinner for residents and their families to enjoy. A big thank you to our residents, families and staff for making this event so memorable. The fun didn’t stop there, we also hosted musical performances from local groups. Residents always have great fun dancing to live music. 

Looking forward to this upcoming month of June, we are especially excited to celebrate our families again on Father’s day with a special dinner. As the sunshine starts to come out, we look forward to being able to spend more time on our patio with one another for ice cream socials and outdoor games. The 39 days of Summer free concerts in Cowichan are just down the road from Sherwood House, and residents are invited to enjoy free live music concerts with other community members. 

Lastly, we are pleased to introduce our two new team members. We are excited to have our new activity coordinator, Ardelle and new manager, Daunene on our team. Residents and staff are always excited to have fresh faces around our community!