Arrowsmith Overview

Vision: People caring for people, in our elder centred community.

Arrowsmith Lodge is a 75-bed long term care facility.

It is located in a park-like setting that features fruit trees, evergreens and a landscaped lawn area. There are pathways suitable for wheelchairs and for short strolls with memorial benches conveniently placed.


The Lodge, emphasizing spaciousness and natural light, is divided into five neighbourhoods called Arbutus Avenue, Birch Boulevard, Cottonwood Close, Dogwood Drive and Evergreen Place.

Each neighbourhood has a common area with comfortable seating, a large TV and fireplace as well as a more private, smaller, separate seating area. There is access to a secure courtyard from each common area.

There are separate dining areas for each neighbourhood. Our menu changes regularly and all dietary needs are assessed by our Dietitian.

We also have a private family dining area that can be reserved to celebrate special occasions with your loved one. Our staff can assist you with preparations.

Cozy Rooms

Every resident has their own room with private bathroom. The rooms are furnished with a wardrobe, dresser, night table and bed.

Cable TV and private telephone connections are available. All rooms have a large window with a view of the grounds or the courtyards. There are lifts in the rooms to assist with care giving.

We encourage families to help personalize the resident’s room. There is the opportunity to create a sense of ‘coming home’ or a ‘welcome’ for each resident when they arrive at their room by using the small memorabilia cabinet located on the wall outside each room; each door has a plexiglass display frame for a ‘Collage of Memories’ (see our Welcome Package, pg 16). Our Activities staff would be happy to assist you in creating a collage for your loved one.

Scheduled Activities

A variety of activities are available for the residents. Day-to-day programs are displayed on the activity boards and monthly calendars are posted in the neighbourhoods.

Music is a key ingredient of Arrowsmith’s relaxed atmosphere. Many local musicians provide entertainment regularly and the ‘soft melodies of music from times gone by’ can be heard throughout the Lodge.

We also have a weekly Happy Hour for residents and family members, join us.

Please review the information provided in this section of the website and, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask our staff.

Download our Welcome Package for more details and guidelines on living at Arrowsmith Lodge.