Acacia Ty Mawr

2655 Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake, BC, Canada

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Arguably Trillium’s most scenic property, Acacia Ty Mawr is nestled amidst five acres of gardens and wooded glens in the community of Shawnigan Lake.

Originally a heritage house, Acacia Ty Mawr was transformed into a 35-suite residence, revitalizing the government-subsidized home into an enviable character home. Features of the original heritage house, including wide mouldings to stained-glass windows, were conserved in an effort to preserve its beauty and charm.

Acacia is a publicly funded home; as such, its beds are reserved for those who are awaiting a bed via the Vancouver Island Health Authority.

“Thank you for taking such amazing care of my dad, my sisters and me. You made a terrible situation bearable. The thoughtful, tender care you gave our dad made us feel very comforted.”

Sandy B.


  • Secure garden with walking path
  • Shaded veranda
  • Lounge with TV
  • Hair salon

Leadership Care Team

Andrea Henwood, RN

Director of Care

Andrea graduated from nursing in 1984 from Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, AB.  Worked 20 years at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in a variety of roles, including several years as a unit manager.  She then moved to Dallas TX for a short period and then to PEI where she and her husband owned and operated a restaurant.  After six years in PEI she moved back to Alberta and then in 2013 moved to Cobble Hill.  Andrea has worked at the Cowichan Hospital, Worksafe BC and at Acacia since 2016.  She is excited to begin her new role as DOC and looks forward to the challenges and rewards of the position.

Andrea enjoys golf, hiking, swimming on her time off.



Arley Lewis, RN BScN

Clinical Care Coordinator

Arley began her Cowichan Valley life when she moved from Victoria to Cobble Hill in 2001 to raise her young family. She graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2007 and starting working in Nanaimo as a medical detox nurse. She began her Acacia Ty Mawr career over ten years ago when she became a casual LPN. Arley obtained her nursing degree in 2013 and has since worked as a full time nurse on the floor at Trillium Acacia Ty Mawr. Outside of work, Arley is busy raising two boys, taxiing her kids to sports and watching her sons grow. She spends any free time she has exploring the outdoors hiking and biking with her beloved companion, a golden retriever named Cedar.



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