Welcome to Sunnyside Manor, where we believe that self-care is not just a luxury – it’s a vital component of living a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life, especially for our cherished seniors. As a premier retirement home in South Surrey, our commitment to providing affordable, quality senior living is unwavering. We are thrilled to offer an array of on-site amenities and recreational programs designed to promote relaxation, social connection, and overall well-being. In this blog post, we’ll explore why self-care is essential for seniors and how our on-site beauty salon and monthly recreation programs at Sunnyside Manor in South Surrey play a crucial role in enhancing seniors’ quality of life.

The Importance of Self-Care for Seniors

As we age, prioritizing self-care becomes increasingly essential for maintaining overall health, happiness, and quality of life. Seniors face unique challenges and changes in their physical, emotional, and social well-being, making self-care practices crucial for addressing these needs and promoting a sense of vitality and fulfillment.

Physical Health

Regular self-care practices, such as exercise, proper nutrition, and adequate rest, are essential for maintaining physical health and mobility as we age. Exercise helps to improve strength, flexibility, and balance, reducing the risk of falls and injuries. Seniors who prioritize self-care are more likely to adhere to preventive health measures, such as attending medical appointments, managing chronic conditions, and taking prescribed medications, leading to better health outcomes and quality of life. At Sunnyside Manor, our secure courtyard and walking track provide opportunities for residents to indulge in the natural beauty and great outdoors, supporting their physical well-being. We are also located right down the road from Bakerview Park in South Surrey, which is a great outdoor park for a daily walk, bird watching and just getting in some fresh air. 


Seniors who prioritize self-care are more likely to adhere to preventive health measures, such as attending medical appointments, managing chronic conditions, and taking prescribed medications, leading to better health outcomes and quality of life.

Emotional Well-Being

Self-care activities, such as relaxation techniques, mindfulness practices, and engaging in hobbies or interests, play a vital role in managing stress, anxiety, and depression among seniors. These practices promote emotional resilience and a positive outlook on life. 

Cultivating social connections and maintaining meaningful relationships through self-care activities, such as participating in card games or puzzles with friends made at Sunnyside Manor, group activities, or spending time with loved ones, can help combat feelings of loneliness and isolation, which are common concerns for seniors. Our library, outdoor garden courtyard, and social lounge provide spaces where residents can relax, unwind, and connect with others, supporting their emotional well-being.

Cognitive Function

Engaging in activities that stimulate the mind, such as reading, puzzles, learning new skills, or creative pursuits, supports cognitive function and can help prevent cognitive decline associated with aging. Self-care practices that prioritize mental stimulation and brain health are crucial for maintaining cognitive vitality and independence.


Prioritizing sleep hygiene and stress management as part of self-care routines also supports cognitive function, as adequate rest and relaxation are essential for memory consolidation, concentration, and overall brain health. Our housekeeping and fresh linen services at Sunnyside Manor ensure that residents can enjoy a comfortable and restful environment, further supporting their cognitive well-being.

Sense of Purpose and Fulfillment

Self-care practices that align with personal values, interests, and goals help seniors maintain a sense of purpose and fulfillment in life. Engaging in meaningful activities that bring joy, satisfaction, and a sense of accomplishment fosters a positive sense of identity and self-worth.

By prioritizing self-care, seniors can maintain a sense of autonomy and agency in their lives, making choices that support their well-being and allow them to live life to the fullest. With recreational programs such as chair yoga, walks around the block, or a variety of morning exercises, we empower and encourage seniors at our South Surrey retirement community to make empowered choices when it comes to their physical well-being.

Recreational Programs: Enhancing Self-Care for Seniors

At Sunnyside Manor, we understand that self-care goes beyond physical well-being—it encompasses nurturing the mind, fostering social connections, and embracing a fulfilling lifestyle. That’s why our community is proud to offer a vibrant array of recreational programs designed to promote active engagement, social connection, and overall well-being for our cherished residents.

A Variety of Activities

Our calendar is thoughtfully curated each month, offering a diverse range of activities to suit every interest and preference. From exercise and fitness programs like Zumba Gold, walking and balance exercises, and yoga, to brain teasers and social hours throughout the month, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. South Surrey’s Sunnyside Manor senior residents can also partake in regularly scheduled social, cultural, and recreational activities, bus trips, health and wellness clinics, and holiday events.

Friendly Competition and Mental Stimulation

For those who enjoy friendly competition and mental stimulation, we offer bingo, trivia, puzzles, and movie nights! These activities not only provide entertainment but also promote cognitive function and social interaction among our senior residents. Additionally, we celebrate each resident’s special day with monthly birthday celebrations and welcome teas, fostering a sense of belonging and community at our South Surrey retirement home. Memory enhancing games are also a great way for seniors to fight against Alzheimer’s disease and at Sunnyside Manor, we encourage a wide range of brain games for our senior residents.


Promoting Well-Being

Participating in our recreational programs plays a vital role in seniors’ self-care routines by offering opportunities to stay active, engaged, and connected with others. Whether it’s breaking a sweat in a fitness class, sharing laughs over a game of bingo, cheering on a sporting team such as the Vancouver Giants at one of their local games, or enjoying a scenic outing, our recreational programs contribute to residents’ physical health, cognitive function, and emotional well-being.

At Sunnyside Manor, we believe that fostering a fulfilling lifestyle is essential for seniors to thrive in their golden years. We also encourage seniors to continue and deepen their love and passion for their current hobbies. Through our recreational programs, residents have the opportunity to embrace self-care in all its forms, nurturing their mind, body, and spirit while enjoying the camaraderie of their fellow South Surrey residents.

Exploring Sunnyside Manor’s On-Site Beauty Salon

At Sunnyside Manor, we recognize the importance of self-care for seniors and are dedicated to providing a nurturing environment where residents can prioritize their well-being. Our on-site beauty salon is designed to offer a range of services and amenities that cater to the unique needs and preferences of our residents.

Beauty Salon

tep into our welcoming beauty salon, where our professional stylists are committed to providing personalized services that leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated! From haircuts and styling to manicures and pedicures, our salon offers a full range of treatments to help you look and feel your best.

Our beauty salon is more than just a place to get pampered – it’s a hub of social activity where residents can connect with friends and neighbours while enjoying some well-deserved self-care.

At Sunnyside Manor retirement home in South Surrey, we believe that self-care is essential for seniors to thrive in their golden years. By prioritizing physical health, emotional well-being, cognitive function, and a sense of purpose and fulfillment, our South Surrey residents can enjoy a fulfilling and vibrant lifestyle that honours their unique needs and preferences. Through our on-site beauty salon and monthly recreational programs, we are here to support you on your journey to self-discovery and renewal, providing a nurturing environment where you can embrace wellness and serenity in the heart of South Surrey, BC. Join us at Sunnyside Manor and experience the transformative power of self-care for yourself.

Explore all of our self-care options at Sunnyside Manor to see if our seniors housing options in South Surrey are right for you. Book a tour today or contact us at 604.531.7470 to get more information.