Active Senior Living in Nanaimo

Origin at Longwood is Vancouver Island’s leading independent living, assisted living, and memory care community. Our active senior living community is nestled in the Longwood area of Nanaimo, British Columbia, 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.

Origin at Longwood is located on the East Coast of Vancouver Island just off of Island Highway North. We are conveniently located by shops and activities, including Amsterdam Park, Oliver Woods Community Centre, and Nanaimo North Town Centre. Come experience the Origin Way for yourself at our award-winning community.

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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

Game 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 the lives of seniors. 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 Enrichment

Every day, we host life enrichment activities that encourage physical, social, and emotional wellness. Download our calendar below to discover a day in the life at Origin at Longwood!

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Origin at Longwood’s Lifestyle & Care 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 high-quality, engaging care in a supportive and safe environment for those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

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

Floor Plans

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