Jesken Aerie - Assisted Living

The building features a main floor dining, activity/craft room, common computer area, theatre room, outdoor heated patio, and a third floor large patio deck with retractable canopy awning.

Contact Us

Access to subsidized assisted living units is through a Community Health Services assessment. 

Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized units. For more information on subsidized residential care, contact an Island Health Community Health Services office near you.

For information on market units, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.

817 Goldstream Ave
Victoria, B.C.
V9B 2X8


M'akola Housing Society


Publicly Subsidized Units: 60
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

Jesken Aerie, meaning "Golden Eagle Nest", is a project of the well-established M'akola Housing Society, an experienced operator of family housing on Vancouver Island.

Building Amenities

The building features a main floor dining, activity/craft room, common computer area, theatre room, outdoor heated patio, and a third floor large patio deck with retractable canopy awning.

Facility-Specific Restrictions
  • tenants must be 19+ years of age
  • single or couple or additional family support persons at discretion of management
Neighbourhood/Community Amenities
  • easy access to transportation services, recreational facilities, medical services, a senior’s centre, shopping venues, and coffee shops within very close proximity to Jesken Aerie
  • a bus stop located directly in front of the building
  • Juan De Fuca Recreation Centre is a five minute drive
  • access to Doctors, Dentists, Chiropractors, and Naturopathic services is within 3 blocks of Jesken Aerie. St. Anthony’s Clinic is a 5-minute drive (they have a health clinic, laboratory, x-ray, and pharmaceutical services)
  • Victoria General Hospital is approximately 10-minutes driving distance
  • Westshore Mall is a five minute drive
  • numerous coffee shops within a one-block radius
  • hair salon and a barber shop located in Lavendar Square in the building beside Jesken Aerie as well as numerous others within a short walking distance
Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

We support diversity and inclusion in a cultural framework; everyone welcome.

Philosophy of Care

We provide culturally appropriate, respectful and affordable shelter and hospitality services to all residents.

Type of Accommodation
  • single or double occupancy
  • 55 one-bedroom suites
  • five, two-bedroom suites designated for persons with family support members living on-site
  • in-suite scooter and storage space

Residents pay 70% of their after-tax income which covers:

  • monthly rental accommodation
  • hospitality services: two meals and two snacks daily, weekly housekeeping, laundry, etc.
  • personal care
  • on-site emergency response system

Residents on income assistance pay a flat rate. Items not included as a part of the monthly fee include: telephone, cable, hydro, personal laundry, household and toiletry supplies, medications, personal care products and insurance.

Special Recreational Opportunities

We have a recreation coordinator who organizes daily activities, entertainment and outings.

Our program schedule offers wide range of activities such as exercise programs, discussion groups, painting classes, crafts, theater room, Wii Bowling and more. Card games such as bridge, cribbage, and poker are held during the week. 

Our monthly calendar and newsletter are available at the beginning of each month, which will be placed in your mailboxes and posted in different areas of the building to serve as a reminder of the scheduled events.

We believe in community engagement and create Volunteer Opportunities to assist with the delivery of our programs, services and annual fundraising events.  Residents and family members are welcome to volunteer and share your valuable skills and knowledge. We've supported students with successfully completing their external volunteer credits and practicum requirements.


Building is wheelchair accessible throughout.

Motorized Scooter Policy
  • residents may use scooters in the building provided they do so safely 
  • residents are asked to reduce their speed when using a scooter indoors
  • there is scooter storage space inside the units
  • scooters may not be left parked in the hallway, common areas, or outside the front entrance to the building
Pet Policy

No pets.

Smoking Policy

There is to be no smoking in the building. Smoking is to be done only in a designated outdoor area only.

Safety/Security Features
  • 24/7 staffing
  • security cameras
  • medical pendants
  • guest restrictions enforced if necessary
  • fire and earthquake preparedness (drills and education sessions) 

Parking is limited; short term parking only.

Visiting Information

Find information on assisted living visitor guidelines.

Please contact staff to learn more about visiting this location.

All guests are expected to sign in and sign out every visit.

During influenza season (typically December-March), to help protect patients from the flu, all visitors will be expected to wear a mask in our facilities if they have not had a flu shot. For more information, please read our Influenza Protection Policy.


Sooke Region, West Shore & Urban Greater Victoria