Surrounded by sweeping, groomed grounds and outdoor dwellings, Bevan Village is ideal for a daily dose of fresh air.
Our only home off Vancouver Island, Bevan Village is conveniently located in Abbotsford, the heart of the Fraser Valley, a 35-kilometre drive east of Vancouver and minutes from the communities of Chilliwack, Langley and Surrey. The 141-suite home is fully furnished with high-end finishes and ample space to support your loved one’s mobility.
“The Bevan Village team are qualified, competent, dedicated, caring and committed to providing a good quality of life for the residents – and it shows in everything they do.”
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Leadership Care Team
Brenda TomlinsonExecutive Director
Brenda holds a Masters Certificate in Business as well as a Gerontology Recreation Directors Diploma coupled with more than 12 years experience in the health care industry. As Recreation and Community Liaison Manager, Brenda has written a number of recreational programs for Bevan Village’s residents, from daily activities to monthly outings, as well as developing an adult day program and community bathing program.
After owning and operating a medical day spa for several years, Brenda’s experience within the medical community runs the gamut. She is an essential asset of our team and the contentment of Bevan Village’s residents.
Brenda is here to help families and Residents find a home away from home at Bevan Village.
Kristine MedinaDirector of Care
Kristine obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in the Philippines. She worked as an emergency department nurse and had trained for other specialty like maternity, pediatrics, medical and surgical areas. She also involved herself in the academe by teaching nursing students in their clinical practicum. She also studied her Master of Arts in Nursing, Major in Nursing Administration. In 2012, Kristine and her family migrated to Canada. She initially worked as a Registered Care Aide and gained her first hand experience of Residential Care in Canada. While working as a RCA, she updated and upgraded her professional skill by undergoing the credential requirements of CRNBC. She studied in Kwantlen Polytechnic University for 1 year and earned her certificate of Graduate Nurse, Internationally Educated with distinction. She initially joined Bevan Village as a Registered Nurse in 2015 and had progressed to her career and profession overtime and had contributed to the changes that have evolved in Bevan Village.
Ernie ChartierSupport Service Manager
Ernie was born & raised in the hospitality industry. His father was a Cordon-Bleu trained chef for most of his life and has helped Ernie to achieve his Red Seal Chef Certification.
Ernie’s latest accomplishment was obtaining his Diploma in Nutrition and Food Services Management from Langara College.
Healthcare and licensed residential care have been his passion for over 26 years, serving seniors with the care and respect that they truly deserve.
Karen CecilCommunity Relations Manager
Karen began her service in the healthcare sector in 2007 serving the needs of the Abbotsford community in various capacities. As someone who has experienced the impact of Alzheimer’s disease firsthand in her own family, Karen truly understands the challenges and emotional stress families face when dealing with aging and ill loved ones. Our families are the most important aspect of our lives and we all want the best for them. Karen is here to offer the support and assistance families need to navigate the process of finding a new home for their loved one and accessing the services available to them in the community. I am here to ensure that your loved ones move to Trillium Bevan Village is a smooth transition and that all your family’s needs are met. No question or problem is too great. She is here to help you.
Jeffery ZefferRecreation & Volunteer Coordinator
Jeff began working in Recreation Services in 2012 after graduating with a Diploma in Recreation & Leisure Services. He has continued his education receiving a Certificate in Volunteer Management and a Diploma in Recreation Management since then.
Jeff and his wife moved to British Columbia from Ontario in August of 2018. Jeff comes to us with a variety of experiences and a wealth of knowledge from his time in Ontario. His most recent work has had him working in a recreation department in a retirement home. Jeff’s main focus is recreation and leisure engagement with all residents.
Quote from Jeff, “recreation and leisure pursuits in one’s third age of life has to be more than just bingo, tea and entertainment. I want to ensure that wellness, enjoyment and fulfillment is achieved through offering a balance of activities each day, increasing community engagement in our village, all the way down to reaching for those 1 on 1 needs. I thoroughly enjoy researching new ideas to meet leisure needs and I always say if the answer is not out there I can always invent a new idea.”
Lisa LlanesBusiness Manager
Lisa Llanes is the Business Office Manager at Bevan Village. She comes to us with a degree in Computer Information Systems specializing in Business Admin.
Prior to becoming part of the management team Lisa was the systems administration and office manager for a non-profit society that provided legal aid to a sector of society in need.
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