Frequently asked questions
The Berkeley offers a personalized retirement lifestyle for seniors with the perfect balance of comfort, convenience, independence and care. Our employees are warm, friendly and highly engaged, and they have the residents’ best interests at heart. Our buildings are inviting, intimate communities where residents quickly feel at home with a strong sense of belonging. Each of our buildings is in close proximity to amenities such as medical clinics, grocery stores and pharmacies. See our gallery of photos on our Lifestyle page.
Mealtimes are wonderful opportunities to socialize with fellow residents or invite a friend or family member to visit. Residents are also welcome to host family and friends for a private party in one of our lounges or the private dining room whenever they wish. Check out our menus.
I don’t need assistance. Why would I move to a retirement residence?
Retirement living is a customized lifestyle solution for seniors who are lonely living at home and want to be free from the responsibilities of household maintenance both inside and out. The Berkeley allows you the freedom to live as you choose. Retirement residences are NOT nursing homes. At The Berkeley, people lead the same active, independent lifestyles they enjoyed in their own homes, with two exceptions; they enjoy the luxury of more leisure time because they no longer have daily chores such as housekeeping, grocery shopping and meal preparation, and there are many opportunities for socializing with other residents, as well as both in-house activities and off-site excursions. The Berkeley offers a personalized retirement experience for seniors with the perfect balance of comfort, convenience, independence and care.
- Mortgage/rent/condo fees
- Property Taxes
- Groceries & prescription deliveries
- Homeowners’ Insurance (**insurance for contents and personal effects would still be required**)
- Utilities (water, electricity, fuel)
- House Maintenance (furnace, plumbing, painting, repairs, etc.)
- House Cleaning
- Yard Maintenance (mowing, snow removal, raking, landscaping/gardening)
- Alarm system monitoring
- Transportation (taxis, buses, car insurance, gas)
- Social Activities