Country Cottage Newsletter March 2023

Posted on March 28th, 2023

Maintaining a positive outlook in later life can have significant benefits for our health and well-being. There have even been Ivy League university studies proving that a happy attitude about ageing could lower risk for conditions such as diabetes, stroke, and heart disease, as well as loneliness and depression.

Here are five steps seniors can take to cultivate positivity and improve their overall health:

  1. Practice gratitude: One way to foster positivity is by focusing on the good things in life. Take time each day to reflect on what you're thankful for, whether it's a supportive friend or a beautiful sunset. Keeping a gratitude journal can help you remember and appreciate these blessings.

  2. Stay connected: Social connections are essential for seniors' mental and emotional health. Make an effort to stay in touch with friends and family, whether it's through phone calls, video chats, or in-person visits. At every Optima Living community, we encourage as much social time with loved ones as possible.

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Open House

On April 22nd from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, come visit us at Country Cottage for an open house! Learn more about life in the centre of Sherwood Park, meet our team, and experience the warmth of our community.

Two seniors standing outside with a staff member. It is summertime and looks beautiful outside.
Three seniors seated together on the outdoor patio space. They are smiling together.
Seating area inside of Country Cottage with natural light peering through the windows.
Two seniors playing Monopoly together

Optima Living TV Episode 6

Optima Living Principal Ali Shivji speaks with RCMP Constable Chantelle Kelly about the scams that are targeted at seniors, and how to avoid them.

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Optima Living TV - Upcoming

Stay tuned for our new episode, coming soon! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date on our videos. From tips and tricks, to positive messages, to conversations with field professionals, the channel is full of valuable information for seniors and those who love them.

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International Women's Day

On March 8th, we celebrated International Women's Day as a community. We are especially appreciative of our female staff, and the women who live with us. We are thankful for the women who have paved the way before us, and those who are making differences now! Happy Women's Day!

Country Cottage staff standing together holding hands in a line

St. Patrick's Day

With the green attire, fun activities, and hilarious decor, St. Patrick's Day was an absolute party!

Senior in green with a couple St. Patrick's Day decorations
A senior posing with a staff member while holding a bunch of St. Patrick's Day signs

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