Element Lifestyle Retirement provides information on its intergenerational aging-in-place community
VANCOUVER B.C. At a Public Information Meeting held last night in Langley at the Langley Events Centre, Element Lifestyle Retirement shared its plans for OASIS by element™ a 17-acre intergenerational age-friendly community in the heart of Langley’s Jericho neighbourhood. This is a multi-phased master planned development that realizes the Township’s vision, policies and guiding principles for its central corridor.
As a community builder and leading care provider, Element Lifestyles Retirement is looking to bring its innovative model to Langley. Element earned an international award by the 2015 Globals Awards, selected out of 950 projects assessed worldwide, for its visionary contribution to healthcare and wellness, specifically for its intergenerational aging-in-place model.
The purpose of the public information meeting was to provide an introduction to Element’s intergenerational age-friendly community and demonstrate how it aligns with the Township’s Official Community Plan. It provided information on the development’s anticipated public process and offerings to the Langley community and its residents. The event was designed to engage attending residents to participate in shaping the community’s future.
“We believe that the more the community knows about OASIS and our intergenerational aging in place model, the more they will be excited about the potential for a better future,” says Candy Ho, director and vice President, Element Lifestyles Retirement. “It’s an exciting time and we want to provide people with good information on how this project will improve lives.”
OASIS by element™ presents an intergenerational perspective designed to meet the diverse cultural and social needs of Langley. Seniors, adult children, and grandchildren will live, work, learn and play within the same community to create a dynamic community experience geared to create family memories and peace of mind.
The public information meeting gave community residents an opportunity to provide feedback to project team members, ensuring their values and ideals are incorporated into Element’s vision of building a living experience that serves all ages to grow in place and age in place. Through interactive boards, conversation, comment forms, and invitation to register for focus groups, Element actively solicited ideas and suggestions from attendees on how their lives could be improved by new living arrangements.
OASIS by element™ presents residents with a diverse spectrum of indoor and outdoor space to promote health and well-being, breath-taking views of local mountains and scenery, thoughtful architectural design, and tailored services that allow residents to experience serenity. It will also provide enhanced as well as new infrastructure, including trails, plazas and courtyards, and Latimer Creek Bridge.
Concurrently with the rezoning application for the 17-acre multi-phased development, a Development Permit for the first building was submitted as part of the Township’s standard process. The first building’s amenities range from an active intergenerational space, movie and performance theatre, gym, salon, spa, bistro, rooftop garden terrace, dining room, evening lounge, 24-hour licensed care, among many other features. It also offers various rental and condominium suite types for either independent or assisted living
In future phases, younger generations will have homes that accommodate needs as their families grow, while living within the same community as the aging elderly generation. For example, there is opportunity for a children’s daycare or Montessori where elderly can be involved in the teaching program. The community garden program could bring together all generations to plant, cultivate and harvest produce for contribution to local farmer’s markets.
With the Township of Langley’s population rapidly growing due to affordability issues within the core of Vancouver – OASIS by element™ is positioned to create a community in which all ages have an equal opportunity to become active contributors. Element Lifestyle Retirement believes in providing innovative living solutions designed to redefine choice, continuity, and peace of mind for the elderly and their families.
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About Element Lifestyle Retirement Inc. http://elementliving.com/
Headquartered in Vancouver, Element specializes in developing and operating active lifestyle retirement communities. Led by Don Ho, a visionary pioneer in the industry, its executive team has 50 years of collective experience in running and cultivating leadership for residences across North America. Element offers tailored consulting services in management, development and operations to established senior residences for short- and long-term contracts. It is actively involved in projects in BC and Ontario and recently established a wholly-owned subsidiary in Hong Kong.