Tips for Downsizing from a Home to a Condo

April 01, 2018 -

After years of building memories in your family home, you’ve made the decision to downsize. It can be an emotional time for many reasons, but also an exciting time full of possibility for the next chapter you’re about to embark on. Having a plan for your downsize can help make the process a lot smoother….

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What is a Power of Attorney and Do You Need to Appoint One?

March 14, 2018 -

  Power of attorney, donor, beneficiary … all terms you may have come across as you begin to make plans for your future. But what do these words mean exactly? Here, a glossary of terms. Donor: An adult capable of making their own decisions who needs another person to act on his or her behalf….

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Four Cultural Experiences Not to Miss in Vancouver

March 07, 2018 -

For many, being retired means having loads of time (hopefully!) to do what you love. If what you love is attending the symphony, plays and the theatre, then Vancouver has no shortage of options for older adults. Founded in 1919, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performs classical, popular and culturally diverse music at venues throughout the…

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Candy Ho, co-founder, Director and VP of Element, speaks at the 30th Public Salon by Global Civic Policy Society

March 01, 2018 -

Candy Ho, co-founder, Director and Vice President of Element, leads a movement to restructure society to address the Silver Tsunami with an integrative, intergenerational solution that ends the stigma and categorical isolation of retirees and elderly. We envision a future where our model becomes as pervasive as condominiums. As Element’s flagship, OPAL is the first…

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Glossary of Retirement Living

February 28, 2018 -

With so many retirement housing options available, both in private and government-subsidized residences, it can be hard to know what the best one is for you or your loved ones. Here, we define the terms you’re sure to come across in your search for the retirement home that’s juuust right. Senior-Oriented Apartments or Condos: These…

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Four Cafes and Tea Rooms to Experience in Vancouver

February 21, 2018 -

Whether you’re in the mood for classic afternoon tea or a good, strong coffee, Vancouver has no shortage of spots in which to enjoy a nice cuppa. Here, four to try. The Secret Garden Tea Company. With traditional Elizabethan décor and extremely fresh finger sandwiches and pastries, afternoon tea at this quaint tearoom in Kerrisdale…

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Travel Tips for Older Adults

February 14, 2018 -

Travelling can be a logistical challenge and stressful at any age (delayed flights aren’t fun, ever). Here, a few tips for help make your next trip a little smoother. Request Special Services Early. Whether you have mobility issues that require you to access a wheelchair for travel between terminals at the airport, you need an…

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5 New Restaurants to Try in Vancouver

February 07, 2018 -

Vancouver has no shortage of culinary talent on display at its hundreds of restaurants. In fact there seems to be a new one opening (and another closing) every day. With abundant local seafood, meat, produce and dairy in close proximity, chefs are having a heyday creating inventive dishes at establishments specializing in everything from Ethiopian…

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Business in Vancouver Features OPAL: A New Age for Retirement Residences

February 01, 2018 -

Vancouver multi-generational residences are the first in Canada to address the need to include family members in a senior’s new environment Original article here: A New Age for Retirement Residences Vancouver multi-generational residences are the first in Canada to address the need to include family members in a senior’s new environment By Baila Lazarus | January 30, 2018,…

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OPAL by element honoured in BC Profiles of Excellence

February 01, 2018 -

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