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Meaningful Days

South Granville Park Lodge has been serving seniors in our community for more than 50 years and is proud to offer the highest quality of senior's care in one of Vancouver’s premier locations. Located just one block west of Granville Street, The Lodge is surrounded by peaceful, tree-lined avenues and is close to all the amenities and shopping that South Granville is famous for.

Resident-centered, personal care is what sets us apart and our expert care providers are committed to promoting our philosophy of Meaningful Days, by ensuring safety, quality of care and enjoyment of life for all residents. Our family is comprised of residents, their care providers and their advocates who live, work and visit here in our home, The Lodge.

It is our vision that each resident experiences Meaningful Days by:

  • Honoring and continuing the resident’s life story

  • Forging respectful relationships with care givers and other residents

  • Supporting their abilities to be independent and express preferences

  • Living in a safe and healthy environment

Welcome to Our Family

Our Care Philosophy

The care providers at South Granville Park Lodge recognize the uniqueness of each resident, support the resident’s strengths and challenges, and provide care that promotes dignity, irrespective of cognitive and physical ability.

At South Granville Park Lodge, our care staff is well informed, reliable and team-oriented. We maintain a staff to resident ratio which exceeds licensing requirements, ranking us among the highest in quality of care in our industry.

Registered Nurses are on duty 24 hours a day. Nurses assess, plan, implement and evaluate the needs of each resident, and make care revisions in consultation with our Director of Care and the resident’s family physician. The nurses work closely with the resident’s physician, dietitian, podiatrist, physiotherapist, laboratory technicians, therapeutic recreation staff, mental health team consultants and all in-house health care providers, to maximize the resident’s overall well-being.

Residents receive gracious individual attention by well qualified personal care aides in all aspects of their personal hygiene, dressing and food requirements.

We honour and continue the life story of each resident by expressing curiosity through respectful language, celebrating achievements and milestones and by supporting individual interests and preferences.

Our Extended Family

Our residents have family members and friends who care deeply about them. At South Granville Park Lodge, we welcome these important people as our care advocates and see them as part of our extended family and essential to our care philosophy of Meaningful Days.

The important role of the care advocate is to support the resident, especially through the transition process by providing a sense of comfort, familiarity and safety. The care advocate is also a link between the past, as a rich source of history and information about the resident, and the present. By sharing this link, both care advocates and care providers contribute to building and strengthening our family culture.

Through the open door policy at South Granville Park Lodge, we honour requests and feedback from our advocates through care conferences and service appraisals in order to effect change and encourage a relationship of trust and shared responsibility. Our staff endeavours to inspire and educate our care advocates by providing tools and resources which empower and support. Many opportunities for family gatherings are also created which allow us to celebrate milestones, mark holidays and spend quality time together.

Care advocates and

care providers contribute to building and strengthening

our family culture

Our South Granville Park Lodge Team


Margareta Stavridis


With over 30 years of experience in operations, strategic planning, as well as health and safety management, one of Margareta's strongest attributes is her commitment to her fellow team members and our residents.

Zdenka Vetrubova

Director of Care

A big part of The Lodge family for 25 years, Zdenka became an R.N. because she simply enjoys caring for others. She expertly coordinates over 30 nurses and care aides at SGPL while still connecting with our residents and their families on every level.


Doreen Buksh-Khan

Assistant Administrator

With both care aide and medical office diplomas, Doreen wears many hats and does everything from organizing admissions to assisting the nursing staff. She has been a key figure and part of The Lodge for over 25 years.


Carol Ganotisi

Director of Recreation

An integral part of The Lodge for over 20 years, Carol is known for her cheerful smile and endless energy. She has a degree in social work and when not coordinating our outings and activities, is a busy wife, mother of five and grandmother of three.


Nicholas Candaele

Director of Community Services

As a registered social worker, Nicholas enjoys helping seniors improve their quality of life and his caring approach has a positive effect on both residents and their families. A former volunteer at The Lodge, we are delighted that he has returned to be a permanent part of our team.


Jeremy Sicherman

Founding Family Member

Before becoming administrator in 1997, Jeremy earned a degree in Business Operations as well as a diploma in Health Care Management. Inspired by his grandfather and SGPL founder, Jack Sicherman, Jeremy is proud to continue a family business that serves and supports families just like his own.

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