Welcome to the
Lifestyle You Deserve

Cottonwood Village was thoughtfully designed to deliver the best lifestyle rural Alberta has to offer. Located in Claresholm in the heart of the foothills, surrounded by lush grasslands and mountain views, we pride ourselves on being part of the relaxed Claresholm community.

Living at Cottonwood Village will make it easy to enjoy every moment while creating new and lasting memories. You can relax knowing that our qualified staff will be there for you when you need them. Inviting ambiance, relaxed dining and pleasurable activities await you at Cottonwood Village!

Welcome Home.

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!

Optima Living

  • Our Mission

    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.

  • Our Vision

    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.

  • Our Values

    We promise to:

    Respect You

    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.

    Work Together

    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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