About Ayre Manor

Owned by the Sooke Elderly Citizens' Housing Society (SECHS) — a local non-profit charitable society formed in 1968 by the Old Age Pensioners Organization — Ayre Manor is supported by Island Health, BC Housing, and the District of Sooke in partnership with Sooke Elderly Citizens' Housing Society (SECHS). The new Ayre Manor assisted living and complex care facilities opened in July 2008.

Our Mission & Vision

MISSION   To provide a range of high-quality seniors' housing and care options, allowing residents of the Sooke Region to age in place, surrounded by friends and family.

VISION   A caring community of residents, families, staff and volunteers in the best place to live, work and play.

Our Values

  • Strong community partnerships
  • Care and compassion
  • Ensuring all stakeholder safety
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Dignity and respect
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Responsibility and accountability
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Supporting quality of life for the Ayre Manor community

Our Community

Sooke is a small seaside community known for its friendly folks, beautiful scenery, west coast history and locally-owned restaurants, services and shops. Many of the Sooke's residents have lived here a long time and have deep community ties, so Ayre Manor fills a need to remain connected to local family and friends as life changes.
Learn more about the Community of Sooke, BC


Join the Sooke Elderly Citizens’ Housing Society and make a difference in your community. Membership is $10 annually or a Lifetime Membership is $100, which gives you voting rights at all general meetings as well as invitations to special community events held at Ayre Manor.

250.642.1750 ext. 101

Board Of Directors

Irene Todd

Vice Chair
Georgina Patko

Philip Hulme

Pat Phillips
Beth Cox
Christy Willoughan

Executive Director
Kerry Williams

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Our History: Milestones

OAPO #88 playing bridge (1964)
OAPO #88 playing bridge (1964)

Buying the Land (1968)
Buying the Land (1968)

The First Cottages: Phyllis Johnson Building (1972) The First Cottages (1972)

More Cottages (1978 + 1984) More Cottages (1978 + 1984)

New Building (2008) New Building (2008)

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (2008) Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (2008)

Did You Know?

Our logo, the Great Blue Heron is a majestic bird who teaches us the wisdom of standing still, waiting patiently, while what we need comes to us. Allow the dignity of the Great Heron to inspire you: practice walking with assurance and deliberation, taking your time and refusing to be hurried.