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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.

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, 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 Licensed Care…

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HAPPINESS, HEALTH & SAFETY AMID COVID-19

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…

Read More

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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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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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 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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OUR PURCHASER SHARES HIS PERSONAL FAMILY EXPERIENCE LEADING TO THEIR COMMITMENT TO OPAL

March 12, 2017 -

Douglas Guest has purchased two units, for his mom and his in-laws. He’s only 37 years old, but very much looks forward to his own children being able to spend quality time with both sides of the family, engaged in meaningful activities like cooking classes, arts and crafts, music, movies, ping pong and the like….

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OPAL Groundbreaking widely covered in the news of most mainstream media

February 24, 2017 -

Our intergenerational aging-in-place model won an international award over 950 projects assessed worldwide. It is an honor that with the groundbreaking of this revolutionary project, we have made the news on Fairchild TV News, CBC, CTV , City TV, Global, Vancouver Sun, Province, Calgary Herald, BC Business and Business in Vancouver.

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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…

Read More

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

February 10, 2021 -

At OPAL, 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 Licensed Care…

Read More

HAPPINESS, HEALTH & SAFETY AMID COVID-19

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…

Read More

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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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…

Read More