Optima Living Newsletter August 2023

Posted on August 31st, 2023

Be Free, Be You

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Be Free, Be You” is a powerful campaign inspired by residents who are living a carefree life at Optima Living. They are free to be their authentic selves and engage in what they have always loved. It’s where they are truly free to be themselves, and feel acceptance, respect and love. Senior living can empower people to thrive and enjoy a fulfilling lifestyle with endless possibilities!

Be free to connect with your passion at every stage of your life.

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As our loved ones age, they may require more care than we can provide ourselves. That's where senior living/retirement communities come in—to provide safe and comfortable environments where seniors can live their golden years with dignity and respect.

But just because they are in a care community doesn't mean we can't stay connected with them. In fact, it's important to consistently reach out to our loved ones in senior care communities to ensure they feel loved and supported.

Here are some reasons why reaching out is so important:

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Food Bank Drop Off

Drop off food bank items at your nearest Optima Living until September 1 for National Food Bank Day! You have two more weeks!!

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Join an Open House - Sunday, September 24th

Watch our social media for Open Houses at many of our communities, all happening on Sunday, September 24th, 1 - 4 PM.

We can't wait to see you. Mark your calendar and be sure to join us for this special day to learn more about an Optima Living community near you!

Optima Living TV Episode 9 - Coming Soon

Stay tuned for our next Optima Living TV Episode coming September 1st at 1:30 PST/2:30 MTN! In this episode, discover a holistic approach to healthy food, resident experience, and health education. Dr. Wagg will walk us through gut health and how it relates to nutrition.

Make sure you are subscribed to the channel for more great content like this, and learn more about Optima Living and our communities across Western Canada by visiting optimaliving.ca.

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Optima Living in BC Takes in Evacuees

Optima Living would like to extend its gratitude to first responders fighting wildfires in Kelowna, BC. Our communities are lucky to be safe from the fires. Two of our locations did their part to help others: The Hamlets at Vernon took in 82 evacuees and The Hamlets at Penticton took in six from Osoyoos. We thank the teams at these Optima Living communities for their effort, and also thank the leaders we worked with to take in their residents.

Optima Living's BC Senior Director Melanie Reinhardt directed the effort, and even took evacuees into her own home. "Seeing the impact of the wildfires on the area has been a humbling experience. It was gratifying to be able to provide residents from other seniors communities with temporary homes," she said.

Our hearts go out to the people who have lost their homes to fire, and to the residents and families for whom this is a very stressful time.

Aster Gardens
Senior man standing with a card
Senior man standing in front of flowers holding an award recognition card

Aster Gardens was recognized for their beautiful gardens planted and cared for by residents and staff in the Strathcona in Bloom project. Congratulations for your 2023 Outdoor Spaces recognition!

Wisteria Place
Senior standing with her painting
Soup being served

This past month was filled with activities at Wisteria Place including making mussels with Mari, and creating gorgeous paintings with Lilianna!

Country Cottage
Tables decorated with flowers and tea
Seniors seated at a table together with flowers and tea

There's no greater way to enjoy a beautiful summer than a garden party at Country Cottage!

Cottonwood Village
A woman holding a tray of chocolate chip cookies
Seniors seated together outside enjoying a meal

National chocolate chip day was celebrated at Cottonwood Village with some delicious cookies! They also enjoyed the great sunny weather with a pancake breakfast.

Deer Park Village
Musical performance featuring keys, vocals, guitar, and bass.
Ice cream trailer with the label,

Deer Park had a blast at their Summer Lovin' BBQ, complete with live music, an ice cream truck, great food, and fun together!

Everitt Gardens

Residents of Everitt Gardens—our Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care community located in St. Albert, Alberta—have gone viral again on TikTok with one of their recent videos, gaining over 2.2 million views, thousands of likes, and hundreds of comments. 

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