Origin is actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) as the well-being of our residents and team members is of the highest importance. Click here for a video message from our President & CEO, Neil Prashad or read up on our preventative measures here. A special thank you to our front-line team members, read more.

Active Living in Nanaimo

Origin at Longwood is Vancouver Island’s leading independent living, assisted living, and memory care community. Our community is nestled in the Longwood area of Nanaimo, British Columbia, and near shopping, restaurants, and medical services. We are committed to creating an exciting and active lifestyle for our community members through engaging life enrichment programs, Club O, Evergreen Salon and Spa , and first-class care. Come experience the Origin Wayfor yourself at our award-winning community on Vancouver Island.

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Life Enrichment

Longwood Life Enrichment Fitness


A healthy life includes fitness – attend exercise programs or work one-on-one with a personal trainer.

Longwood Life Enrichment Aquafit

Aqua Fit

Enjoy fun classes in our aqua-therapy, saltwater pool. After class, relax in our poolside sauna.

Longwood Life Enrichment Cuisine


All of our healthy and delicious meals and snacks are chef-prepared with you in mind.

Longwood Life Enrichment Game Room

Games Room

We boast a diverse array of recreational activities and other fun pursuits to encourage healthy brain function!

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Make a Difference

Our team members are driven by our common vision to make a difference in seniors’ lives. We combine decades of experience, training, and research to create completely unique retirement communities.

  • Competitive Salary
  • Mentorship and Education Programs
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Excellent Benefits
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Club O

We invite people age 65 and older living in Nanaimo to take advantage of our amenities through Club O. Attend programs, join us on trips, and use our community’s amenities. We’d love for you to join us!

  • Fitness Classes & Personal Training
  • Discounted Services at Evergreen Salon & Spa
  • Gourmet Dining & Pub Nights
  • Exclusive Club O Events for Members
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Lifestyle Options

Assisted Living

We provide a wholistic approach to assisted living through personal care and a nurturing environment, perfect for those who need daily assistance.

Independent Living

Enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle in your private and spacious suite along with the safety and security of our 24-hour concierge.

Memory Care

We provide people living with dementia high quality, engaging care in a supportive and safe environment.

Respite Care

If you are considering making a permanent move to a retirement community – experience resort-style living for yourself for a short term stay.

Longwood Floorplans


Explore our apartments and suites to find the perfect fit for your lifestyle.