Moving to Sunnyside Manor in the South Surrey/White Rock area marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter filled with opportunities for comfort, connection, and enrichment. To help you settle in and make the most of your new home, we’ve outlined the top services and amenities available at Sunnyside Manor. Additionally, we’ll share some social tips for meeting your new neighbours and practical packing advice to ease your transition into this brand-new chapter of your life. 

Comfortable Living Spaces

Various private rooms

Sunnyside Manor offers a variety of room options and designs such as studio, one bedroom, and one bedroom plus den, to cater to the diverse needs of its residents. Each room at Sunnyside Manor is equipped with modern amenities, ample natural lighting, and thoughtful touches to make you feel at home. With patios/balconies, full-size fridges, and pet-friendly options, there’s something for everyone. 

Housekeeping and Laundry Services

Housekeeping and Laundry Services senior home

To ensure a hassle-free living experience, Sunnyside Manor provides comprehensive housekeeping and laundry services. Our dedicated staff here in White Rock take care of weekly housekeeping, flat linen service, and towel laundry, and we have complimentary laundry rooms for our residents to use for everything else. This allows you to focus on enjoying your day without worrying about an endless list of household chores and upkeep. 

Dining and Nutrition

Nutritious Meals

At Sunnyside Manor, we offer not one but two dining meals per day. Lunch and dinner are all taken care of by our amazing team of professional chefs. We also offer a continental breakfast, with coffee services and light snacks in the afternoon. 

Our dining services feature delicious and nutritious meals prepared by professional chefs. We offer a variety of menu options to cater to different dietary needs and preferences, ensuring that every meal is a delightful experience. We love it when residents make suggestions or offer ideas on what their favourite home-cooked meals are, evoking a sense of nostalgia and familiarity. Residents of Sunnyside Manor can enjoy their means in our central dining room, which helps foster a sense of community and belonging. This area is the catalyst for many blossoming friendships for White Rock seniors. 

Special Dietary Accommodations

Sunnyside Manor is committed to catering to the specific dietary requirements of our residents. Whether you need low-sodium options, gluten-free meals, or diabetic-friendly dishes, our culinary team works diligently to meet your needs.

Wellness and Recreation

Fitness Programs

Staying active is crucial for overall well-being, especially in your golden years. At Sunnyside Manor, we offer a variety of fitness programs each month, such as Zumba, chair yoga, organized walks around the neighbourhood, and strength and stretch exercises. There are many classes and options designed to keep you fit and healthy. Sunnyside Manor also has a great secure courtyard and walking track for our residents to use at their leisure. 

Social Activities

A vibrant social calendar ensures that there is always something fun and engaging happening at Sunnyside Manor. Residents can participate in group outings, hobby clubs, game nights, and cultural events, providing ample opportunities to socialize and make new friends.

Meeting Your New Neighbours: Social Tips for New Residents at Sunnyside Manor

Moving to a new community can be daunting, but Sunnyside Manor offers numerous opportunities to connect with fellow residents and build lasting friendships. Here are some tips to help you break the ice and start socializing with your new neighbours.

Join Group Activities

One of the easiest ways to meet new people is by participating in group activities. At Sunnyside Manor, we have a wide range of activities each month that cater to the plethora of different interests and curiosities of our residents. Whether you join in on one of our fitness classes, play some bingo, take up gardening with a new friend, go on an organized walk around the block, or join in on one of our monthly outings. These activities provide a relaxed setting to start up a conversation and find common interests with your fellow Sunnyside Manor residents. 


Volunteering for community activities or helping organize events is a great way to meet new neighbours and contribute to the vibrant community life at Sunnyside Manor. Your involvement will be appreciated, and you’ll quickly find yourself becoming an integral part of the community. 

Utilize Common Areas

Spend time in common areas such as the lounge, dining hall, or garden. We encourage you to eat a meal with others in one of our dining halls and reap the numerous benefits. These spaces are designed to encourage social interaction, and you may find yourself naturally engaging in conversations with fellow residents.

Recreational Calendar

Make sure to keep an eye on our monthly recreational calendar. Each month we help organize and put on a variety of recreational events for our residents that are an absolute blast! Residents enjoy bus trips to fun and exciting new outings, holiday celebrations, fitness classes, and more! We also have informative presentations by valued members of our community. In April, Constable Dave Hill from Surrey RCMP helped inform our residents about Fraud and Scam Prevention with incredible insight into current and known scams. Attending these events not only helps you stay informed about what’s happening at Sunnyside Manor but also provides a chance to mingle and make connections.

There are many ways to connect with your fellow South Surrey/White Rock residents, and Sunnyside Manor is a great place to foster new friendships and companionship. 

Packing Tips for Seniors Moving to Sunnyside Manor

senior moving tips

Preparing for a move can be overwhelming, but with careful planning and organization, it can be a smooth process. Once you’ve decided when the best time to move into a retirement home is for you, then it’s time to start tackling the challenge of packing. Here are some packing tips specifically for seniors moving to Sunnyside Manor:

Start Early and Plan Ahead

Before you start packing, it’s important to make a packing timeline. Once that’s completed, follow along this list, by beginning with packing well in advance to avoid last-minute stress. Create a moving checklist to keep track of tasks and ensure nothing is overlooked. Prioritize essential items and plan the packing process in manageable stages

Declutter and Downsize

Take the opportunity to declutter your belongings. Decide what items are essential and which ones you can part with. Consider donating or gifting items to friends and family that you no longer need. This will make packing more manageable and help you start fresh in your new home.

Label Boxes Clearly

Label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to. This will make unpacking much easier and help you locate items quickly once you arrive at Sunnyside Manor.

Pack Essentials Separately

Pack a separate box with essentials you’ll need immediately upon arrival, such as toiletries, medications, a change of clothes, and important documents. This will ensure you have easy access to necessities without having to search through multiple boxes.

Seek Help if Needed

Don’t hesitate to ask for help from family, friends, or professional movers. Having assistance can make the packing process more efficient and less physically demanding. Here are a few local moving companies in the South Surrey/White Rock area:

Moving to Sunnyside Manor is an exciting opportunity to enjoy a supportive community and a wide range of amenities and services. By familiarizing yourself with what we offer, making an effort to meet your new neighbours, and following these packing tips, you’ll be well on your way to settling into your new home and making the most of your time at Sunnyside Manor! Book a tour or contact VRS Communities’ Sunnyside Manor retirement home in South Surrey/White Rock at 604-531-7470 to learn more about our senior living community!