Welcome to Wisteria Place
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  • Pack your suitcase!

    You are invited to come and be part of our community. Come enjoy a trial stay at Wisteria Place and experience life in harmony.

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Life in Harmony

Wisteria Place is an independent seniors’ living community in the spectacular waterfront community of Steveston, BC. Wisteria Place is a place our residents will be proud to call home; a safe place, where their needs are taken care of and they have the freedom to pursue their interests. At Wisteria Place, we provide activities and facilitate connections between our residents and the community, to help foster a sense of purpose. We are a community hub. We connect cultures.

We represent harmony through action. Harmony is experienced with joy, celebration, and sharing. Harmony can only exist with connection, compassion, and love. There is peace when neighbours don’t fight; there is harmony when they potluck, share stories and laugh together. Harmony exists through action because harmony does not occur on its own - we need to do the work. And through that work, we have purpose.

Through our words and actions, we will promote the harmony we wish to see. Harmony at Wisteria Place, harmony with nature, and harmony within the greater community of Richmond. Some concrete ways we will create harmony is through the use of inclusive language and diverse models in our photography, and facilitate connection by planning community events.

The Wisteria Place logo includes stylized wisteria blossoms. The three blossoms represent the three important parts of who we are: people, place and community. People are the individuals who work and live at Wisteria Place. Place includes the physical building of Wisteria Place and its proximity to the Steveston Buddhist Temple and Steveston Park. Community represents our participation in the greater community of Richmond.



Let us welcome you home

Sheila Lively
General Manager
Working in management for seniors care and luxury hotels, such as Marriott and Fairmont, I have learned that a collaborative and supportive leadership style builds strong relationships that ensure day-to-day operations of a community resulting in high-quality care. I care about the team, both as it relates to staff and as it relates to our residents, and I am excited to share my knowledge and expertise with Wisteria Place.

An senior lady smiling while reading the newspaper
People The people of Wisteria Place are harmoniously connected across cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. In a peaceful community, we grow, learn, and discover together.
An elderly couple standing in Wisteria Place's courtyard
Place The pursuit of harmonious life guides Wisteria Place every day. Located next to the idyllic Steveston Park and Steveston Buddhist Temple, Wisteria Place offers a variety of living options that are sure to suit your needs and desires.
Three senior women working on a puzzle
Community We offer unparalleled community life, embedded in the heart of Richmond, BC. Every day at Wisteria Place will be filled with the kind of friendship and cooperation that could only be found in a place like this.

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