Aster Gardens Newsletter October

October 13th, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving!
From Community Leasing Coordinator Linda Portsmouth

Fall has arrived and with that the holiday of Thanksgiving: an opportunity to express our gratitude for the people and things around us. Even though it looks very different this year, there is still so much to be thankful for!  

It has been a pleasure to provide safe, personal tours over that past few weeks, and I have met some amazing people. If you haven’t had a chance to visit, please contact me! We’ve also started to accept deposits, and suites are filling up! For a virtual tour, click here.

Below you will find more information on our community, development, and upcoming events. As always, please feel free to contact me for more information, if you have any questions, or just to chat!  Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Linda Portsmouth

Community Leasing Coordinator
[email protected]

7 Brower Drive
Sherwood Park, AB, T8H 1P9

Construction is progressing well! The exterior of our building is really starting to show and the paving/landscaping has begun! Our depositors get a sneak peak of photos from the inside, and it’s looking great! Each of the many tradespeople that work here every day are keeping safe and fully following all COVID-19 regulations.

Linda Portsmouth sat down with him for a short interview, so our future residents could get to know who is getting their new home built! Click here to read it.

October 15th | 11 AM

Webinar with Dr. Adrian Wagg

Helping seniors maintain good mental health is of vital importance to us at Optima Living. We want to help keep our community informed! Join us on October 15th for our webinar with Dr. Adrian Wagg: “Finding a Sense of Purpose.” Dr. Wagg will be discussing the best ways to ensure long-lasting mental health at any stage of life, and how purposefulness and gratitude can impact it.

Watch the session on the Optima Living Facebook page or YouTube channel.

October 28th | 11 AM

Online Community Coffee Time

Pets are family at Aster Gardens! Learn more about our community, ask some questions, meet some cool cats!

If you’re curious about the dynamic, meaningful, and healthy standard of living we can offer seniors, join us on October 28th at 11 AM MTN for a Q&A session, live from the Cat Café on Whyte Avenue!

Alzheimer’s disease affects thousands of families across the country. Helping your affected family members cope can be difficult, but Optima Living is here to help you. In this conversation with Optima Living Principal Ali Shivji, Zahra Moussavi—Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program at the University of Manitoba, Professor, and Canada Research Chair—discusses how to lead a full life with Alzheimer’s and her app called Mind Triggers.

Welcome Our New Team Member

Karen Fitzgerald has joined Aster Gardens as the General Manager! Karen began her journey with us on September 22nd. As the General Manager, Karen’s main responsibilities include the coordination of all activities focused on getting Aster Gardens ready for opening and welcoming residents home thereafter.

Karen is a health care executive with over 33 years of experience working in the senior care industry in both Supportive Living and Continuing Care. She is skilled in Financial Management, Strategic Planning, and Leadership, Quality Risk Planning and Improvement, Program Development, and Person-Centred Elder Care. Additionally, Karen has a strong business development professional grounded by health professional education from the University of Alberta. 

Karen enjoys spending time with her family and usually can be found on a mountain somewhere, either hiking or skiing. Her other interests include kayaking, gardening, yoga, reading, volunteering, camping, and spending time near water.

We have asked some of our communities to share what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving season, and we would love to hear from you.

What are you thankful for? Lets us know at [email protected].

Our show suites have been thoughtfully designed to display the innovative features of Aster Gardens, and give you a sense of what home will feel like. 

Contact Linda to schedule a personal appointment (following COVID-19 protocols), or if you have any questions. There is also a virtual tour available! This is a special opportunity to select a suite with a small deposit.

Optima Living invites seniors to stay fit and connected with the latest tech.

We have extended the entry deadline to October 12th!

Go to to find out how you can win.

Did you know?

  • October 10th is World Mental Health Day. In a world where everything is changing, it is more important than ever to recognize and take care of our mental health and the mental health of those around us. 

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