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:
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.
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.
Car Show - Sunday, August 27th
Write it in your calendar! Join us at The Edward for our car show on Sunday, August 27, from 1-4 PM. Enjoy accordion music by Howard Chapman and cuisine from a visiting food truck. We will be collecting for the Calgary Food Bank, so bring a donation. Bring your friends!
National Food Bank Day - Friday, September 1st
National Food Bank Day is September 1st! Don't forget—you can drop off a food bank donation any time between now and then.
Did you know?
The Edward has limited Independent Living suites available, ready for you to move in!