Optima Living Newsletter July 2023

Posted on July 31st, 2023

Taking care of yourself is essential for everyone, and seniors are no exception. Setting aside time for self-care can help you recharge, rejuvenate, and rest, leading to better stress management, increased life satisfaction, and a lower risk of depression.

In today's article, you'll find some tips for making time for yourself as a senior.

Schedule It In

Make alone time a priority by scheduling it in your calendar, just like you would for a doctor's appointment. Try to set aside an hour or two each day at the time that suits you best.

Plan Something Pleasant

Everyone's idea of alone time is different, so plan activities that you find pleasant and relaxing. This could be...

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Be Free, Be You

At Optima Living, our vision is for every person to feel at home and our North Star, Let us welcome you home, speaks to our underlying principles and the experience seniors discover in our communities. When home, we feel safe, respected, and welcome. Home is where one’s voice is heard, their views matter, and they have freedom of choice.

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.

Visit our website to find a community near you. 

Food Bank Drop Off

Drop off food bank items at your nearest Optima Living Community beginning August 1st until September 1 for National Food Bank Day!

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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!

Wedding Bells at Cedarwood Station

Two of our staff members, Chris and Robin, recently got married AT Cedarwood station! It was such a special day for our community. Congratulations Chris and Robin!!

Seniors enjoying some treats at the wedding
The staff members getting married

Optima Living TV Episode 8 - Happy Bladder, Happy Life

In this episode, Optima Living Principal Ali Shivji speaks with Dr. Adrian Wagg, AHS Chair in Healthy Aging, about how seniors can keep their bladders healthy. That’s followed by a pelvic floor exercise lesson with Dr. Mary Wood, Clinic Director of CURA Physical Therapies. The episode ends with some final tips from Dr. Wagg.

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.

Pressed for time? We've distilled the main takeaways from this episode of Optima Living TV into a short article, 5 Tips for Better Bladder Health. Visit our website to give it a read and improve your own bladder health today.

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Seniors standing with some police officers in front of a police station. The one officer is holding a bag of Tim Hortons food.
Staff members smiling and standing around cotton candy treats

June was filled with treats! Between Father's Day, Canada Day, and Seniors' week, our community was celebrating the whole month.

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Seniors standing outside with the Optima Living tent behind them
Seniors seated listening to a performance

Wisteria Place has been loving this summer, both outdoors and indoors. Residents showed up to represent our community at a booth at the local farmer's market, we have been enjoying our park, and we've had local artists come and perform for us!

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The Edward has been taking advantage of its surroundings! Calgary has been buzzing with celebrations, and so have the surrounding mountain cities.

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Seniors eating outside together while celebrating Canada Day.
Senior enjoying cookies on a tray

This past month has been filled with wonderful food and a lot of time outside! 

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Now radio visiting
Seniors celebrating Father's Day together

The Edmonton radio station 102.3 NOW! visited Country Cottage and brought popsicles! It was the perfect contribution to a great month of time on the patio and other activities.

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Drinks at the bar available for seniors to enjoy
Seniors dining together

Father's Day at Cottonwood Village was a highlight of the month! We celebrated all of the dad's with fun drinks and food.

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Painted rocks
People holding up a Sweetgrass sign

This past month at Sweetgrass, we honoured veterans by hand painting some rocks, and we also had a wonderful time together at the Riverboat Daze Festival! 

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Senior gardening
Seniors laughing at a meal together

Our resident Jack has been helping out with our gardens at Chilliwack Lifestyles, and our property could not look better! With our beautiful flowers and a great Father's Day celebration, this past month has just been great!

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