Four Ways Older Adults Can Boost Their Energy

August 01, 2018 -

When it comes to ageing, a drop in energy comes with the territory. There are a few reasons why older adults experience fatigue. One is that they spend less time in a deep sleep than they did in their younger years. The other is that after age 70, older adults have generally lost 30 per…

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How Older Adults Can Stay Cool in a Heat Wave

July 30, 2018 -

We wait all year for warm, balmy temperatures like these. But when things get a little too warm they can be detrimental to the health of older adults. In fact, it’s not uncommon to hear reports of older adults experiencing severe illness or even death during a heatwave as occurred in July 2018 where 50…

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Vancouver’s Best Seaside Walks

July 14, 2018 -

Vancouver residents are blessed with an array of options when it comes to ocean-side strolls. Here are four we recommend meandering this summer, or any time of year for that matter. 1. Dundarave Seawall If you live in Vancouver, driving across the Lions Gate bridge to the quaint West Vancouver neighbourhood can feel like a…

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Vancouver’s Top 5 Hidden Patios

July 05, 2018 -

Though Vancouver is known for its precipitation, come summer the city can feel like a tropical paradise with temperatures reaching the mid-20s and 30s. And with amendments to city bylaws in recent years making it easier for restaurants to set up patios, there are no shortages of outdoor spaces in which to enjoy a great…

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Get Immunized at Opal by Element’s Flu Clinic!

November 01, 2017 -

Aching muscles, a pounding headache and running nose .. just some of the signs that you may have caught the flu virus. The infection of the upper airway is one of the most common fall and winter viruses, easily transferred from human to human through coughing, sneezing or face-to-face contact. People 65 years and older…

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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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July 2017 Calendar of Events – RSVP for free informative and interactive seminars!

June 22, 2017 -

Pursue Life! Starting in July 2017 we will be holding informative seminars on various of topics.  We invite you to attend at no cost to you and hope that you will help us shape Opal’s future Focus Groups by making suggestions on topics that would be of most interest you. Seating is limited! Please RSVP as soon as possible…

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Register by May 31: “Wealth Matters – Redefining Retirement Towards a Work-Optional Life”, by CIBC Wood Gundy’s Maili Wong

June 01, 2017 -

Candy Ho, Director and Vice President of Element Lifestyle Retirement, is speaking as expert panelist at CIBC Wood Gundy’s event, hosted by leading Wealth and Porfolio Manager, Maili Wong. If you are interested in perpetuating your family’s legacy, please contact Candy so she can privately register you for the event. Maili Wong is a best-selling…

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Rental Launch! Saturday, May 20 Noon to 6pm

May 16, 2017 -

Rental Launch: the moment you’ve been waiting for! Date and Time: Saturday, May 20, 2017, 12:00pm – 6:00pm Location: OPAL Discovery Centre, #130, Upper Shops City Square Mall at 555 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver Seating is limited! Please RSVP by Thursday, May 18, 2017. Dear Valued Friends and Family, To date we have been very…

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Maili Wong: achieving and sustaining a work-optional retirement

January 30, 2017 -

At the OPAL Discovery Centre, we want to invite the community’s families to plan for the long-term – how to achieve and sustain a liberated, quality lifestyle, and have no worries about how long the money can last, or whether anything can be left to pass on to your future generations. Maili Wong is author…

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