A wise decision for your retirement

Where else can you golf year-round in Canada? Escape cold winters and make the move to an award–winning active lifestyle condominium community on Vancouver Island!

With rising costs of healthcare and travel insurance and other financial realities, snowbirding down south is now out of reach of many Canadians, where can one go to escape harsh winters?

Boasting the mildest winters in Canada, Vancouver Island is an ideal setting for retirees. It makes good sense to stay within Canada and a growing trend is retiring to Vancouver Island. In Nanaimo 18% of the population are baby boomers or the parents of baby boomers and that number is expected to more than quadruple by 2031.

As most Islanders know, Vancouver Island is like no other place in Canada. Living so close to natural wonders, anyone can easily enjoy the beauty of its lush forests, pristine lakes, scenic mountains and west-coast beaches. For all its rustic splendours, the Island is also wonderfully sophisticated with state-of-the-art cultural amenities, universities, medical facilities and superb healthcare.

Thornbridge at Longwood Active Lifestyle Condominiums are part of the award-winning Longwood Community in mid-Island, in north Nanaimo. Centrally located and cleverly designed, this 50 acre community is an excellent option for baby boomers and retirees. Thornbridge at Longwood is the newest offering — a low-rise complex combing modern comforts with rustic details.

Thornbridge is within reach of many Canadians who are looking to downsize from a traditional family home. Condominium suites including one bedroom & den suites up to 2 bedroom & den suites start at $204,900. “Mature buyers are choosing Central Vancouver Island because they can get a nice home and still have money left over” says Elisa Prashad, President of Zoomer Marketing who is marketing these exceptional suites. “An easy ferry ride or local airport keeps people connected and everyone can have a lifestyle that’s second to none.”

Built by InSight, a well-respected developer of diverse homes and communities throughout Nanaimo including Hawthorne Corner, Longwood embodies the philosophy of only the highest quality, thoughtful design and environmental responsibility.

Shops and services are all within an easy walk from the Longwood community but with two man-made lakes, walking paths and a 40,000 square foot clubhouse, why would you want to leave? Well now, you don’t have to. This year, InSight has teamed up with Origin Active Lifestyle Communities (a Canadian leader in full-service Active Lifestyle Living) to create ‘Services To Your Door’. These resort–style services including housekeeping, room service, handyman services, catering and more can now be delivered right to any Thornbridge suite.

The best part about Thornbridge is the community living — a neighbourhood of like-minded individuals who get together regularly for social activities, happy hour or daily fitness. Plus, maintenance-free condo living means more time to enjoy new pursuits and treasured pastimes with new friends.

Suites are well–appointed and feature outdoor decks or solariums to enjoy garden views. Plus, exceptional eat-in kitchens with granite countertops, fully tiled backsplashes and wood paneled cabinets make cosy places to prepare meals. There is convenient in-suite laundry and plenty of storage. Just move in, and start living! Also, an added bonus to CARP members, purchase before April 15th and receive a $1000.00 housekeeping credit by ‘Service to your Door’.

Thornbridge at Longwood — be part of an Island Adventure in this one-of-a-kind community.

For more information about Thornbridge at Longwood call 250-753-0588 or Toll-Free 1-800-878-0588. All CARP members who tour their presentation centre and view their model suites will receive a special gift. Located on 5670 Edgewater Lane in Nanaimo (at Oliver Road & Uplands) or visit their website at www.thornbridgecondos.com