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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Hidden Art Galleries in Vancouver

January 31, 2018 -

The Vancouver Art Gallery has its share of impressive exhibits (think the permanent Emily Carr exhibit and the Monet show which took place in summer 2017). But some very interesting works can also be found in the small galleries and studios hidden on Vancouver’s side streets and in industrial areas. Here, four that are worth…

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Five Ways to Prevent Falls

January 24, 2018 -

You may have heard: falls account for more than half of injuries among older adults. But the good news is these are the most preventable risk to health. Here, five ways to stop falls from happening in your day-to-day life. 1. Eat Well. Eating healthy, regular meals can keep you strong and ward off the…

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Glossary of Retirement Living

January 16, 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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How to Get Tech-Savvy, the Easy Way

January 10, 2018 -

Do you want to easily interact with your family and friends residing on the other side of the world? Or see what your kids and grandkids are up to in between get-togethers? You may not be a Millennial but you can still take advantage of the power of social media to connect with your loved…

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Isolation is a Top Issue for Older adults

January 03, 2018 -

In an effort to determine how the nation can best serve its senior population, Canada’s Minister of Older adults Filomena Tassi has been travelling across the country to meet with various citizens, families and organizations. The purpose of her tour is to get in touch with the people and better understand what the most pressing…

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Saving Tactics for Future Care

January 03, 2018 -

Saving Tactics for Future Care These days, Canadians are living longer than ever, with men living to an average age of 80, and women, in general, making it to 84 years, according to the World Health Organization. Unfortunately, Canadians’ saving habits have not kept pace, meaning this group risks outliving their money or not having the…

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Four Low-Impact Workouts to Love

December 27, 2017 -

With baby boomers aging in droves, it’s no surprise that in 2017 the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) listed “programs for older adults” among the top 20 fitness trends, along with “exercising with pets” and “wearable technology.” Exercise has huge health benefits at every age, but is particularly important for elders when it comes to…

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5 Tips for Downsizing into an Age-Friendly Community

December 20, 2017 -

One of the perks of growing older is the opportunity to downsize; to move into a condo from a full-size home or to transition into a vibrant retirement community. Though you may be leaving behind a house filled with memories, it’s also a chance to make new ones, de-clutter, leave your mortgage payments behind and…

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