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Spring and New Beginnings for Vernon Residents in Assisted-Care Communities

April 19th, 2022

Spring is a wonderful season that represents hope and new beginnings. We have plenty to be cheerful about in Vernon, British Columbia. Here is a list of some good things happening this spring.


The wearing of masks mandate has been lifted in British Columbia for indoor public spaces. Individual companies may still require masks (like small retail stores) but overall, the mask wearing requirement is going away. If you still want to wear yours, you surely can.

Visiting senior communities

After March 18, all visitors will be allowed in long-term care and assisted-living environments like before, although proof of vaccination will be needed to enter. This is a big change that we are very happy about.


In Vernon, soon everything will be in bloom. The farmer’s market will be moving back outside, and many orchards and distilleries are open for visits. Be sure to call first to make sure the one you want to visit is open.

There are lots of nice walking or hiking trails available that you may want to try now that the weather is improving. There is Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park and Ellison Provincial Park just to name two. There are wine-tastings and boat tours in several of the local water ways.

At the Hamlets at Vernon, we are cautiously optimistic that we have turned the corner with COVID-19, and we are well on our way to reclaiming our older ways of living. Keep your spirits high as the weather warms, and the snow and winds make themselves scarce. Get ready for summer, the most beautiful time of the year.


The Hamlets at Vernon is an assisted-living and long-term care community in Vernon, BC, Canada. Designed to take the worry out of senior retirement home living and following the tenets of Christianity, The Hamlets at Vernon offers compassionate care in a beautiful environment.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about our community, please call us at (236) 426-1488.