POSTPONED | Elder Law Section Meeting 

Mar. 18, 2020
Vancouver BC

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POSTPONED | The Village Langley – An ‘Enriched Living’ Community Demonstrating a Better Way to Support People Living with a Dementia
This meeting is being hosted by the Elder Law Section.

Speaker(s): Elroy Jespersen
Time: New Date To Be Determined
CPD Hours: 1.00

Please note that avoid any health risks related to COVID-19, this Section meeting has been postponed. A notice will be sent out with the new date once details have been confirmed. 


The Village Langley is a residential community dedicated to a new standard of care for people living with dementia. The new community, which opened its doors to residents in Fall 2019, provides residents with support and care, while also holding residents' autonomy in the highest possible regard. The Village boasts a number of amenities in addition to the residences: accessible walking paths, a community centre, sensory gardens, and a village plaza complete with a café. The vision that inspires the Village is a safe space where residents with dementia have access to community, support, and a stimulating environment, in addition to the care they require.

In the presentation, Mr. Jespersen will talk about the 5 key ingredients necessary to ensure a ‘better way’ to support people living with dementia. These ingredients are:

  • The Philosophical Foundation
  • The Guiding Principles and practices
  • The Physical Place and Space
  • The Right People
  • The Partnerships

Speaker Bio

After earning a degree in Community Recreation in 1975 and a decade in community recreation management, Elroy joined Diversicare Canada (now Verve Senior Living) in 1989 as General Manager of a retirement community under construction, in Richmond, B.C. Over the next 30 years, Elroy led the growth of the Company in Western Canada, where he was involved in the development, and operations of 12 senior living communities in three provinces. The Village Langley, an ‘enriched living community’, designed specifically to support people living with dementia, is his final project, and in many ways is the culmination of all his learning over the past 30 years. As of July 31, Elroy officially retired and now spends his time as a ‘Friend’ of The Village.

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