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“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” - Confucius

OPAL by element will be hosting events on various topics. We encourage you to call or email us to let us know what you’re interested to participate in, noting days and times of weeks that are best to accommodate your schedule. And stay tuned as we post dates of events here!

Focus Groups

We would like to engage you to shape your home into a vibrant community.  Please guide us in the programming of our:

  • arts and crafts
  • games
  • intergenerational activities
  • food and beverage planning
  • cultural and community outreach opportunities.

You’re invited to put in your name for any and all topics that matter to you.

Interactive, instructor-led sessions 
Experience different teachers and forms of yoga, TaiChi and QiGong. The right fit of energy, personality and level of intensity makes a world of difference. Give your voice as to what and who you like most, and we will strive to secure your favorites into our movement studio programming.

Informative seminars
We are honored to have a chance to be part of the planning of your legacy – for yourself and your next generations. We will invite specialists to give presentations and information packages on investment, wealth management, estate planning, and financing options.

Understanding the Importance of a Representation Agreement

July 21, 2021 -

Very often, families with parents or relatives, who are unable to make decisions independently, find themselves in a web of questions regarding the legality of making medical and healthcare decisions on their behalf. The most common misconception is that a Power of Attorney Agreement is the only legal agreement needed, without realizing that a Representation…

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The OPAL by element Recreation Team- We Love What We Do

July 14, 2021 -

Our amazing recreation team is constantly ensuring that there is never a shortage of fun and enriching events for our residents. It means the world to our recreation team when they hear how much the residents have enjoyed the events. Being a part of the team and creating memorable moments for the residents is rewarding….

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How to Make the Best Of Life During a Pandemic

May 06, 2021 -

One of the hardest parts of living through the COVID-19 pandemic has been the long stretches of social isolation that have been forced upon us. When you choose to live at OPAL by element, being part of a tight-knit community means that you are not alone. Our services and support reduce your need to be…

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OPAL by element’s Very Own Registered Kinesiologist

April 22, 2021 -

MEET FARAZ HASSANY, our very own Registered Kinesiologist. Some of you may have already seen Faraz providing Rehab assistance to our residents in our Licensed Care level. Faraz now offers consultation for our Independent Living residents too. WHO IS FARAZ Faraz was raised in BC and developed a passion for healthy living after he made…

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Gastronomical Experiences: “Tea Around The World”

April 06, 2021 -

At OPAL by element, we believe in living life to the fullest and that means enriching your days with new experiences whenever possible. One of the best ways to explore other cultures and expand your horizons is through food. A cuisine tells a unique story about its culture, and that’s why Executive Chef Alex Mok…

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The Story Behind the Hummingbird Logo

March 22, 2021 -

Choosing the right brandmark is just as important as choosing a style that showcases who you are as a person. At OPAL by element, we put considerable thought into crafting a logo that is simple yet beautiful and able to completely encapsulate our spirit and culture. OPAL’s Guiding Light: The Hummingbird A vision of Candy…

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What is a LEED Building?

February 18, 2021 -

When you’re trying to maintain an environmentally conscious lifestyle, where you live is just as important as how you live. According to the Canada Green Building Council, buildings are responsible for 30 per cent of all greenhouse gases and up to 70 per cent of all municipal water consumption. In an effort to combat this…

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Our Partnership in Research, Production & Installation of Pura Air Purifiers

February 10, 2021 -

At OPAL by element, our tagline is “Pursue Life.” In everything that we do, we strive to ensure that our residents are able to live vibrant, healthy and wonderful lives. For this reason, we are so excited to announce our collaboration with Pura Air to install air purification units in our Independent Living residence and…

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January 23, 2021 -

Living in the midst of a pandemic has been difficult on everyone, and the recent spike in COVID-19 cases has caused many families to worry about those who are most vulnerable. This is especially true for families with loved ones who live in a retirement community. Because older generations are at a much higher risk…

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BCSLA, Sanofi & Element Lifestyle Retirement Inc. Webinar, 8th October 2020, 10am PST

December 17, 2020 -

Ernie Hee, EVP of Element Lifestyle Retirement Inc. & Veronica Da Conceicao, General Manager of OPAL by Element, present at a live webinar hosted by BCSLA. This webinar, held on 8th October 2020, was sponsored by Sanofi-Pasteur. Ernie Hee, EVP of Element Lifestyle Retirement Inc. and Veronica Da Conceicao, General Manager of OPAL by Element,…

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