Celebrating Seniors' Week at Optima Living

Posted on June 3rd, 2024

During Seniors' Week, we celebrate the vibrant individuals who are the heart of our communities. Each senior brings a unique story, personality, and wisdom that enriches our environment. We honor their authenticity and strive to create a space that cherishes their individuality and spirit. 

“We do things that we would never have done at home. We wouldn't have had the motivation. And here, we just do things and have a lot of fun.” —Marilyn Gjosund, Resident at The Edward.

Thriving at home

A sense of home is crucial for well-being, especially as we age. A warm and welcoming atmosphere helps residents feel safe and comfortable at home. Our dedicated team is committed to providing personalized care that respects the dignity and individuality of each senior. 

“When they say they want to make it home, it feels like home!” —Marjorie Sagan, resident at Cedarwood Station

Our holistic approach to senior living focuses on physical, emotional, and social well-being. We offer comprehensive health services, delicious and nutritious meals, and a supportive community that fosters meaningful connections, bringing together PEOPLE, PLACE, and COMMUNITY. 

“You can have a beautiful building, but it doesn't mean anything unless it's populated with the right people. It's just a beautiful space. But when you have a beautiful space with the right people, it comes to life in a way that brings people, place, and community together.” —Farid Damji, Co-Founder, Optima Living

The importance of our most fulfilling decades

Senior years can be some of our most productive and fulfilling decades. With a wealth of experience, knowledge, and wisdom, seniors have much to offer. Whether it’s through volunteering, pursuing new hobbies, or simply sharing their stories, seniors continue to contribute significantly to society.

“There's so much to do! When I go back to my room,  I think,’ oh, I'm missing something, I better get out there and see what's going on’.” —Doreen Hober, resident at The Edward

We understand the importance of these years and strive to provide an environment where our residents can continue to thrive. Activities involving programs and activities stimulate the mind and body, ensuring seniors live life to the fullest.

Freedom to be you

Freedom is a fundamental value at Optima Living. We encourage our residents to express themselves, pursue their interests, and remain independent. Our community is built on respect, allowing each individual to live their life on their own terms.

“Optima is a place that we can really affect change and make life better.” —Allison Schindler, Regional Director, Memory Care, Lifestyles & Programs

We offer a range of amenities and services tailored to meet the diverse needs of our residents. There is something for everyone, from fitness classes and arts and crafts to social events and educational seminars. Our goal is to provide an environment where seniors feel empowered to explore new passions and rediscover old ones.

Celebrating Seniors' Week

Seniors' Week is a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of our senior community. Individual communities have created a lineup of special events and activities to honor our residents. From musical performances and dance parties to educational workshops and wellness seminars, there’s something everyone can enjoy.

“I feel 100% confident and never worried. I know my mother's safe, she's well cared for, and she feels she's independent and she's content where she is, it's great.” —Gail Jennings, family member of a resident

We invite family members and friends to join us in celebrating this special week. It’s a wonderful opportunity to show our appreciation for seniors and learn from their wisdom and experiences.


At Optima Living, seniors are free to thrive and be themselves as we welcome them home. Our focus on respect, independence, and holistic well-being ensures that our residents can live their best lives during their most productive decades. 

Join us as we celebrate the vibrant and dynamic seniors who make our community so special and reaffirm our commitment to providing an environment where they can continue to flourish.