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April 8th Update Covid19
The health and safety of our residents, their families and that of our care partners, is our top priority at Optima Living Communities. Our dedicated care partners are taking the necessary preventive precautions while continuing to provide compassionate and quality care to our cherished residents.
We are working closely with our public health experts and constantly monitoring and complying with all recommendations from federal and provincial health officials.
Protocols to protect
• – Enhanced screening for the virus according to government guidelines.
• – Ensuring infection control and outbreak plans are in place and ready to activate.
• – Enhanced cleaning and sanitation, particularly of high-touch areas, in all communities.
• – Ensuring adequate supplies are available in each facilityin case of an outbreak.
• – Residents and family members will continue to receive regular communication regarding COVID-19 as the situation further develops.
Any resident or family member who has concerns or questions may contact their respective residence.
With Easter weekend fast approaching, our communities have been connecting with others while social distancing by colouring Easter Eggs to put in their windows/doorways. In addition, we have iPads at every site ready for families and friends to reunite this long weekend. Please reach out and we can schedule a time with your loved one.
It has been heartwarming and uplifting to see how others are choosing to connect with our communities, and we would love to see more.
Please send photos to email@example.com
These protocols are essential to protect our communities, but they create the risk of another problem: loneliness.
Research shows loneliness negatively affects seniors’ mental and physical health, said Roger Wong, a geriatrics doctor and advocate for better seniors’ care.
“The question becomes, ‘How do we look at social distancing to protect seniors physically but still engage them socially?’” said Wong, a University of Alberta alumnus who is now executive associate dean and a clinical professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.
We encourage families to find ways to virtually connect with their loved ones during this time.
JOIN US FOR ONLINE COFFEE SESSIONS
To stay connected, Optima Living is hosting Virtual Coffee time for residents, families and their friends, and we would love to see you there.
Jon us at: 10 am PST | 11 am MTN | 1 pm EST
Join Our Online Community Coffee Time:
ZOOM ROOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/166169425
Thursday April 9: Tips to enjoy Easter celebrations during COVID
Tuesday April 14th: Tips to Practice Gratitude & Kindness
EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY MORNING we will address a new topic.
Stay Safe & Keep Apart
Cofounder & Principal
Meet Barb. She has lived in Claresholm, Alberta most of her life and is a true prairie girl. She and her husband Doug raised two children in this fantastic, little foothills town and have no plans of leaving. She spent 39 years in the retail drugstore business, acting as front store manager for most of it. After retirement she relaxed, read books and visited family and friends. She soon realized she had something to offer to the community, and took on the position as the site manager for the lovely community of Cottonwood Village. Her genuine love and care of people has made being at Cottonwood an easy transition. She believes that seniors are the backbone of our society and deserve to retire with dignity and love. One of her favourite expressions is “be kind to everyone but love and be gentle to yourself first”
Let us welcome you home. Whatever I can do, Please let me know. I look forward to having you visit, stop by for coffee or come live with us!
We provide intimate “home style” living for our Seniors.
Our goal is to provide the Best Quality of Life Possible by enabling each Resident to experience a full and independent lifestyle as much as possible.
For every person to feel at home.
This is truly supported by our credo is “Let Us Welcome You Home.” All of us here feel it is an honour to work with our guests and we advocate a resident-centred approach where you, the resident, is the focus of all our endeavours.
We promise to:
We actively listen to provide a dignified and welcoming home where you can live your life as you see fit.
Uphold Your Dignity
We respect what you say and support your right to make choices for yourself.
We work with you and your persons of choice to create a resident focused community.
Do the Right Thing
We are passionate about doing “right by you” every day.
Why choose independent living
Cottonwood Village is designed for self-sufficient, well, active and autonomous Seniors. At Cottonwood Village, independent living means all the freedom and flexibility of living on your own with no day-to-day responsibilities, like grocery shopping, cooking, housecleaning, so you can enjoy an active social life with family and friends, pursue your hobbies, explore new interests and friendships, and engage in a wide range of activities if you wish to. How you spend your time is completely up to you!
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