Optima Living Newsletter October 2023

Posted on October 23rd, 2023
A man playing the piano in the past and present day.

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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Do you exercise your brain?

Amazingly enough, there are activities and games that exercise your brain and help to keep it fit. These games can improve memory and cognition, sharpening critical thinking skills that many of us do not use as much in retirement as we did when we were working full time.

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How to make an Oreo pie!

Discover a holistic approach to food, community, and health. Enjoy a baking demonstration on how to make a favourite treat! Learn about gut health and nutrition. All this and more in this new episode of Optima Living TV.

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Woman playing the drum
Dreamcatcher kit
Senior receiving gift from a staff member
Senior standing with a display for Truth and Reconciliation

Optima Living honoured National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 with a commitment to continuous learning about the tragic impact of the residential school system on Indigenous Peoples.

Inclusion is a vital part of making our residences feel like home, and we wanted to share a couple of examples of where our increasing understanding of the importance of Indigenous culture is taking us.

Please visit our blog to read more about the steps we're taking toward reconciliation.

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Optima Living outdid itself this year by collecting an impressive 22,000 pounds of food for food banks, or the equivalent of about 25,000 meals for people in Alberta and British Columbia.

This collective effort fostered a sense of unity and compassion among the Optima Living family, and stands as a testament to our dedication to making a positive difference to the communities that surround our seniors' residences.

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Multiple images featuring the various open houses

On September 24th, Optima Living communities hosted open house events, welcoming prospective residents and their families to experience the vibrant lifestyle and personalized care offered at each community.

With engaging activities to personalized tours, the events showcased thriving communities where seniors can enjoy a fulfilling and joyful quality of life. The positive feedback underscored Optima Living's commitment to creating welcoming and supportive environments for their residents. Keep your eyes on our social media feeds to find out when the next event will be, or book your personal tour today.

What's happening at Optima Living

Aster Gardens
Residents celebrating the food bank drive at Aster Gardens
Aster Gardens chef standing in kitchen with food to be served

Aster Gardens recently experienced Jamaican culture through food, music, and activities! The food bank drive was also a success with many donations and visitors!

Wisteria Place
Balloons to commemorate Wisteria's 2 year anniversary!
Senior women standing in front of the bus in all pink. They are off to watch the barbie movie!

Wisteria Place celebrated its two-year anniversary this past month! There have been many fun experiences recently, including a community outing to the Barbie movie!

The Edward
Car show at the Edward
The Edward food bank donations

The Edward car show and community food bank drive was a success! There was a great turnout, and a large amount of donations. Thank you to all who came!

Wild Rose
Optima Living tent
Seniors being illustrated

Wild Rose joined WESAC (Westend Seniors Activity Centre) for the Amazing Race, and it was the perfect way to end the summer! The Food Bank day was also loved by the community, complete with a caricature artist!

Sagebrush Food Drive
Sagebrush car show

Sagebrush hosted a car show to bring in members of the community for the food bank, and did it ever! There was a large turnout, and it was a great day.

Seniors visiting a school
Seniors visiting elementary school outside

Recently, Hawthorne brought back-to-school kits with letters of encouragement for their local elementary school. It was a great experience for our residents, as well as the students.

Cedarwood Station
Seniors collecting money for the food bank
Food bank donations

The annual food bank drive is a highlight for Cedarwood. The residents invited family, friends, and community members, and it resulted in many donations!

The Hamlets at Pentiction
Food donations in front of a bus
Food donations bus

Another community with a very successful food bank drive! The Hamlets at Penticton filled their bus!

Everitt Gardens
Staff in super hero costumes
Donations for the food bank

Everitt Gardens received so many donations for the food drive! They also hosted a Comic Expo which was a unique and great experience!

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