Building a Lasting Legacy

Investing In The Future of Beulah Garden Homes

For over 65 years, Beulah Garden Homes has provided housing and care for Vancouver seniors on a fixed income.

Beulah Garden Homes offers two levels of affordable senior living in five unique residences.

An invitation from our CEO, Jamey McDonald.

When I think of the word “legacy”, several things dear to my heart come to mind. I consider my own children, the years my wife and I spent raising them, and the adults and parents that they themselves have become. I think of my grandchildren and what they will remember when they look back on the time spent with us. And then I also think of what opportunities I still have to influence their futures and the futures of even their children for the better.

The founders of Beulah Garden Homes knew a thing or two about legacy. While they were certainly working to address the immediate needs of their day, they also knew that by investing in the lives and needs of local seniors they were building a community that would impact generations of people they would never get to meet. In fact, since Beulah opened it’s doors in 1951, over 2,500 seniors have called Beulah home, and many more yet will for years to come.

Throughout our history, Beulah has always sought to further the mandate and legacy of our founders by addressing the changing needs of Vancouver seniors. We have expanded our footprint with the Beechwood, Charles Bentall, and Rupert buildings, and offered new assisted living services at the Cedars residence. We have also sought to provide more affordable living options for younger seniors, by offering life-leases at our Aspen Green building.

Now, we are looking to grow yet again by providing 150 additional housing units, adding a large community gathering space for concerts, town hall meetings, and provide better space for on-site medical care offices and services. We are confident that with these new facilities we will be better equipped to serve the growing seniors population in Vancouver.

I would like to personally invite you to join with us in becoming a part of the Beulah legacy. With your financial support, we are confident that the work we do today will again impact the lives of people we may never get to meet, but who will look back and thank us for our commitment and vision.

Sincerely,

An invitation from our CEO, Jamey McDonald

When I think of the word “legacy”, several things dear to my heart come to mind. I consider my own children, the years my wife and I spent raising them, and the adults and parents that they themselves have become. I think of my grandchildren and what they will remember when they look back on the time spent with us. And then I also think of what opportunities I still have to influence their futures and the futures of even their children for the better.

The founders of Beulah Garden Homes knew a thing or two about legacy. While they were certainly working to address the immediate needs of their day, they also knew that by investing in the lives and needs of local seniors they were building a community that would impact generations of people they would never get to meet. In fact, since Beulah opened it’s doors in 1951, over 2,500 seniors have called Beulah home, and many more yet will for years to come.

Throughout our history, Beulah has always sought to further the mandate and legacy of our founders by addressing the changing needs of Vancouver seniors. We have expanded our footprint with the Beechwood, Charles Bentall, and Rupert buildings, and offered new assisted living services at the Cedars residence. We have also sought to provide more affordable living options for younger seniors, by offering life-leases at our Aspen Green building.

Now, we are looking to grow yet again by providing 150 additional housing units, adding a large community gathering space for concerts, town hall meetings, and provide better space for on-site medical care offices and services. We are confident that with these new facilities we will be better equipped to serve the growing seniors population in Vancouver.

I would like to personally invite you to join with us in becoming a part of the Beulah legacy. With your financial support, we are confident that the work we do today will again impact the lives of people we may never get to meet, but who will look back and thank us for our commitment and vision.

Sincerely,

Our Future

Built in 1964, the Rupert Building is our oldest residence. Since its opening, the Rupert has been home to over 850 residents from all walks of life. Within the next five years, the Rupert will have reached its maximum lifespan, requiring increased maintenance and extensive repairs. We want to use this opportunity to not only rebuild the Rupert building with additional independent living units, but also expand our services to include resident support services, accessible shopping for seniors with reduced mobility, and community space.

Built in 1964, the Rupert Building is our oldest residence. Since its opening, the Rupert has been home to over 850 residents from all walks of life. Within the next five years, the Rupert will have reached its maximum lifespan, requiring increased maintenance and extensive repairs. We want to use this opportunity to not only rebuild the Rupert building with additional independent living units, but also expand our services to include a resident support services, accessible shopping for seniors with reduced mobility, and a community space.

We will expand the Rupert building with a range of new units, growing our community from 350 to 500 residents. We will provide a mix of one bedroom and studio apartments with appropriate affordable rent for each.

For years, our residents and their families have expressed a desire for Beulah to offer on-site health services to support seniors with reduced mobility. The new Rupert building will be designed to include a full doctor’s office and pharmacy.

Additionally, we want to support our residents’ quality of life by providing accessible shops and services right outside their front door.

Many of our residents find great joy in engaging with community programs and services. We want to expand these opportunities by inviting the community in to use our space with programs and events that both residents and community members can enjoy.

Our Project Goal

From the start, Beulah has been supported by a community of individuals and organizations dedicated to the well-being of Vancouver seniors. To complete this project, we need to raise at least $2.6 million CA in donations from partners like yourself. to reach our goal, we are looking to partner with individuals, families, and/or organizations at the following amounts:

All donations will be eligible for a charitable tax receipt

Legacy Opportunities

Become a personal supporter of the Rupert redevelopment project as a way to leave a lasting impact on the Vancouver community. No matter the size, your donation will play an important role in helping to provide new services and support to generations of seniors and their families.

Many residents and their families have asked about leaving a financial gift or endowment after a loved one has passed. The Rupert redevelopment project is a perfect opportunity to do just that and make a difference in the lives of Vancouver seniors. 

Do you have a loved one who lives at Beulah Garden Homes? A one-time or recurring donation to Beulah is an incredible way to support them and Beulah’s growth while also impacting hundreds of lives for years to come.

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a significant impact through your business, consider making a financial commitment to the Rupert redevelopment project. Your funds will be used to provide years of support to Vancouver seniors living on a fixed or limited income.

More than the services and facilities, Beulah is special because of the people who live with us. Here is what they say makes Beulah a home.​

More than the services and facilities, Beulah is special because of the people who live with us. Here is what they say makes Beulah a home.​

Our Governance

Beulah Garden Homes is committed to providing compassionate care and housing for seniors of all faiths, traditions and backgrounds. We are proud to have a strong board, a capable leadership team, and regular resident community feeback which ensures the highest level of administrative and fiscal responsibility.

Our Board of Directors consists of ten community members who hold terms of 3-6 years. The Board meets quarterly to review financials and provide strategic oversight to Beulah’s management.

Reporting to the Board, Beulah’s CEO and management team work to uphold Beulah’s vision and mission. Each of Beulah’s 75 staff members are also encouraged to have a voice in operations, so that nothing gets overlooked.

Beulah is home to 350 residents in five unique buildings. As a point of pride, we always make sure that our residents are informed and take an active role in the plans for Beulah’s future, hosting regular town halls to gather feedback from residents, adjusting when necessary.

With our roots firmly planted in Christian faith, we are also proud to be supported by and affiliated with the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada (CBWC).

Thank you for taking a few moments to consider joining as a partner in support of the growth and legacy of Beulah Garden Homes. We truly believe that each partnership opportunity, no matter the size, will make a lasting difference for generations to come. We invite you to join us in being part of this legacy.