About Us

We are a non profit organization with a rich and proud history of serving Elders in the Surrey community since 1975.

Honouring Elders is at the heart of what we do

The Kinsmen Lodge is a government funded complex care home, which means our Elders' accommodation fees are subsidized. We are a non profit organization with a rich and proud history of serving Elders in the Surrey community since 1975. We are located at 9650 137A Street, right across from Surrey Memorial Hospital in Surrey, BC, near shopping, universities, transit, and lots of restaurants.

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Our Mission

We provide care for seniors in a loving and holistic manner which respects their diversity and their right to make personal choices.

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Our Vision

Building a culture for seniors which eliminates the plagues of loneliness, helplessness, and boredom.

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Our Values

Respect, Dignity, Independence, Compassion, Quality Care, and Safety

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Accreditation Canada inspires people around the world to improve outcomes through independent assessments against global standards. We are proud to be Accredited with Exemplary Standing.

  • “Thank you for keeping us so well posted. And thank you and your wonderful staff and the volunteers for the fantastic job that they are doing and have always done. They are phenomenal, and the great spirit and energy that they display, I’m sure, answers a huge need that must exist in so many Elders and their loved ones.”

    Family Member

  • “Thank you for providing such good care and helping the Elders stay connected.”

    Family Member

  • “I thank you for all the work that you have done to ensure the care of all our family. Not just my loved one in your care, but all of the staff who are working to ensure they are taking care of themselves and their families. Big shout out to all the staff, supervisors, and managers for the fabulous job that you do every day! Take care and be safe!”

    Family Member

  • “I want to express my gratitude to everyone at Kinsmen Lodge. Our family appreciates everything you are doing to keep our Elders safe. ”

    Family Member

  • “Thank you for keeping us up to date on the comings and goings at Kinsmen Lodge. You are all doing a fantastic job on the front line and doing an amazing job of keeping the place running and taking care of the Elders. ”

    Family Member

The History of Kinsmen Lodge

  • 2023

    In January, Kinsmen Lodge is once again awarded Accreditation with Exemplary Standing status from Accreditation Canada.

    In June, a special resolution is passed at the AGM to change our legal name from Whalley & District Senior Citizens Housing Society to the South Fraser Senior Care Society, as well as adopt changes to the Society Constitution and Bylaws. The Society continues to do business as Kinsmen Lodge, our long-term care home.

  • 2020

    Kinsmen Lodge celebrates 45 years of providing service to Surrey's Elders.

  • 2012

    In February, Elders move into their new purpose-built home for complex care.

    Kinsmen Lodge, formerly Kinsmen Place Lodge, assumes a mortgage of $27.5 Million after selling the properties at Old Yale Road.

  • 2011

    First fundraising campaign is launched to raise money for comforts and safety equipment.

  • 2010

    The ground-breaking ceremony for the new building takes place.

  • 2008

    Lark Construction is secured as developer for the new building. Board and Society members approve the sale of the properties on Old Yale Road to help fund construction of a new building.

    Project funding is secured with funding partners FHA and BC Housing Corporation.

  • 2006

    Kinsmen Place Lodge negotiates to purchase land at 137A Street in Surrey, BC.

  • 2005

    The Fraser Health Authority advises Kinsmen Place Lodge that the building requires either extreme updating or rebuilding in order to comply with the new regulatory codes for a complex care facility.

  • 1973

    The construction of Kinsmen Place Lodge begins.

  • 1961

    Whalley & District Senior Citizens Housing Society, a non-profit organization, is incorporated to provide seniors housing in Surrey.

  • 1960

    It all started during a poker game with Ted Reider, Dick Young, Bill Reid, and Jim Cox, when they agreed they needed to provide a care home for seniors and met with Tom Goode who was looking for a charity to donate land to.