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 Charles Manor 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 Charles Manor and a Long Term Care Facility?

Charles Manor 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?

Charles Manor 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?

Charles Manor 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, 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 Charles Manor?

While market rents at a retirement residence may vary by location and suite size, Charles Manor offers an affordable and enriching lifestyle. Our turnkey lifestyle solutions are all based on one affordable monthly rent – which start as low as $1650 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?

Charles Manor 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 need 24/7.

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

Charles Manor 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 Charles Manor. 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 for visits, including those that bark and purr. For complete details, please contact our management team.

Where can I find more information about Retirement Living?

You are the best judge of whether Charles Manor’s all-inclusive lifestyle is right for you. We encourage you to use the checklist link below and to compare what Charles Manor has to offer versus 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?


  • 2 meals daily (lunch & dinner)
  • Continental breakfast daily

Common Areas and Services

  • Elegant dining room and patio area
  • Cozy lounge with big screen television
  • On-site hair salon, denturist, medical supplies, pub, and liquor store
  • Library, multi-purpose activity and games room


  • Private suites with 3-piece bathrooms
  • Individual in-suite heating and air conditioning; pre-wired for phone, cable, and internet
  • Fire alarm, sprinkler system, smoke detectors and emergency lighting

Comfort and Convenience

  • Nutritious, home-cooked lunch and dinner choices prepared daily with fresh ingredients
  • Complimentary laundry facilities
  • 24-hour medical alert system and wireless emergency response
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen services
  • Guest suites available
  • Scooter parking and storage units available

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


  • Hydro, gas & water all included in your rent

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