Opal by Element Lifestyle

Tax Kick-Backs to Boost the Security of Your “Work-Optional” Years

October 25, 2017 -

Growing older has its perks! Among them, tax breaks. Here, a few ways you can save a few bucks at tax time. Pension Income Splitting: If you’re one of the lucky few to be taking home a pension, you might be able to split up to 50 per cent of your eligible pension income with…

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Try Free Zumba Classes at Opal by Element!

October 11, 2017 -

Here at Opal by Element, we like to keep things fresh and interesting, and that extends to our workout classes! Not only is dance a fun and energizing way to break a sweat, but studies have shown that making dance a part of a regular workout regimen can help older adults maintain balance and coordination,…

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Share Your Life Story With a Living Obituary

October 02, 2017 -

Many of us have the desire to share our life stories, passing on wisdom, values and experiences to next generations. One way you can take a proactive approach to creating your legacy is with a “Living Obituary.” Unlike a regular obituary which is normally written by a loved one after your passing, a living obit…

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Navigating the Neighbourhood: What’s Hot in Cambie Village

September 15, 2017 -

By Lise Boullard Yes, Opal’s luxury residence is set to offer so many amenities and activities (from a spa to cooking, yoga and TaiChi classes), that residents and their families might not find a reason to ever leave. But when they do want to go for a stroll, a short drive or a bike ride,…

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children and retirees

Children Light Up Retirees’ Lives in British “Old People’s Home for Four Year Olds”

September 15, 2017 -

Boundless curiosity, play and a sense of wonder … If only we could all enjoy the giddy energy of a four-year-old (minus the temper tantrums, of course). Now, in a small social experiment, a British TV series charmingly named “Old People’s Home for Four Year Olds” is exploring the effect of a group of young,…

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Intergenerational Living

A Family Affair: The Rebirth of Intergenerational Living

September 15, 2017 -

: Intergenerational living, where grandparents, parents and their grandkids live under the same roof, has been a common practice in many cultures for centuries. But in today’s North American society, where independence is celebrated and living miles away from family is often the norm, the tradition, and its many benefits, has gone by the wayside….

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Purchasers, Michele and Douglas Guest, speak with Element’s Don and Candy Ho, about their family experience and why they decided on OPAL.

June 20, 2017 -

In this series, Michele (72) and Douglas Guest (37), mother and son, talk about their very moving account of their family’s experience, reflecting the experiences that Don Ho, President of Element, and his daughter, Candy Ho, have faced in their own family through the generations, which led them to form the intergenerational aging-in-place model. Douglas bought…

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Veronica Da Conceicao, sharing 26 years of passion and compassion on CISL 650AM Radio

June 02, 2017 -

Veronica Da Conceicao, Sales and Leasing Manager of OPAL, has worked with seniors and families for 26 years. She joins Candy Ho, Director and Vice President of Element, and opens her heart to share with us what her work means to her. (Well, it’s a lot more than “work”!!!) She has deep passion and compassion,…

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OPAL making a difference: on the Front Cover of The Province

May 29, 2017 -

To download the original cover and article, click here.

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OPAL in Vancouver Sun and The Province NEWS: Purchaser who bought for his mom and for his in-laws goes in the news

May 24, 2017 -

Original Articles available here, including an embedded live video interview: Vancouver Sun The Province Thank you to Douglas Guest and his mother, Michele Guest, for being such avid believers and ambassadors, so proactively helping to raise awareness about this new living arrangement that fulfilled all of his families’ dreams! Content copied from the articles: A…

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