Topping off ceremony for $105.7 million retirement residence

May 18, 2018 -

On time and opening early 2019: revolutionary concept never seen before in Vancouver. Vancouver, BC Element Lifestyle Retirement Inc. (TSX.V:ELM) poured the final concrete slab for the top floor of its innovative aging-in-place community in the Cambie Corridor in May. OPAL is the flagship project for Element’s award-winning intergenerational approach to creating community residences that overcomes…

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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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Intergenerational Living

February 09, 2018 -

Original article: http://www.westerninvestor.com/news/british-columbia/mixed-age-concept-widens-appeal-of-seniors-housing-1.23167759 Mixed-age concept widens appeal of seniors’ housing Welcoming younger family members into retirement complexes delivers benefits for seniors – and deepens the market for developers Baila Lazarus Western Investor February 8, 2018 Opal in Vancouver: the unique mixed-age retirement residence opens in 2019 with 44 condominiums, 56 rentals and 30 care units. | Tri-City…

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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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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 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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