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"We turn not older with years, but newer every day." - Emily Dickinson

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.

The Benefits of Board Games

April 13, 2022 -

Today, April 13th is National Scrabble Day! Scrabble and many other board games are incredibly fun to play and are a great alternative when the weather is gloomy. But did you know they also have many benefits for our overall health? It is essential to have physical exercise, but it is also important to have…

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The 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals

April 06, 2022 -

OPAL is honored to co-sponsor with NYF Wealth Financial & Truvera Trust, our venue, and our elegant Steinway piano for the world premiere and the first live performance of The 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals composed by Vincent Ho and played by Derek Chiu.   The Composer and Pianist Vincent Ho is a multi-award-winning composer in…

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The Housekeeping team makes OPAL a pleasure to live in and to visit 

February 17, 2022 - OPAL by element

  OPAL’s Housekeeping Team is one of our community’s most spontaneous and fun groups. The housekeeping team is always friendly and outgoing, interacting with each resident as they go about their day. Heading up the team is Doma, our Housekeeping Manager. With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and a passion…

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Planning Ahead for Your Health Can Give You Peace of Mind

November 07, 2021 - Opal by Element

In Canada, over 300,000 vehicle accidents happen every year. Even with this high occurrence, not many people are aware of the importance of health care planning. Even though 80% of Canadians have thought about advance planning, only 7% have actually completed an Advance Care Plan. Enjoy memories of the past, live in the moment, but…

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OPAL Achieves LEED Gold Certification

October 25, 2021 -

We are proud to announce that OPAL by element has achieved The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. This award means a lot to us and it was made possible with the dedication and mentorship of our Executive Committee, and the collaboration of individuals and the OPAL Team. We took our commitment…

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Why Residents Love Living at OPAL

August 18, 2021 -

At OPAL by element, we pride ourselves on offering a rich and unique living experience for residents. Don and Isabella Ho have lived with us since December 2019, and they have graciously shared what they love most about our community. A Spectrum of Care We encourage our residents to live full, active lives, but we…

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The OPAL Routine Practices – Hygiene and Safety

August 04, 2021 -

At Opal by element, we care about the health and safety of our residents as well as our staff. We follow the guidelines recommended by Vancouver Coastal Health – Routine Practice in Home and Community Care. Although most of our residents and staff have completed their second dose of COVID-19 vaccines, we still prioritize the…

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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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