OPAL - ELEMENT LIFESTYLE RETIREMENT
VANCOUVER'S PROFILES OF EXCELLENCE | 2017 EDITION

Facing a healthcare crisis is no time to be considering a move. Unfortunately many seniors wait until they simply cannot manage. What if there was a place where seniors could live well before there was ever an issue? What if that home included everything to allow for intergenerational living while celebrating the importance of family? There soon will be, with OPAL, an element™ community at King Edward and Cambie, just steps from Queen Elizabeth Park and the Canada Line.

OPAL BY ELEMENT REVOLUTIONIZES RETIREMENT LIVING WITH
INTERGENERATIONAL CONCEPT
VANCOUVER SUN - EDITORIAL | FEBRUARY 4, 2017

When Element Lifestyle Retirement Inc. was planning OPAL, a new retirement community at Cambie Street and King Edward Avenue in Vancouver, company members had a particular buyer in mind: their family. “The very selection of the property was based on my parents’ values and needs regarding community and family. I wanted them to enjoy the legacy they’ve created in retirement living,” explains Candy Ho, director and vice-president of marketing and corporate relations. “We see each other everyday of the week. I knew that for my parents to be comfortable and happy in their new home, they needed a setting that their children and grandchildren would also enjoy in a carefree, joyful way.”

ALL ABOUT LIFESTYLE - AMENITIES WILL ABOUND AT OPAL, A BLOCK-LONG
RETIREMENT COMMUNITY TO RISE IN CAMBIE VILLAGE
KATHLEEN FREIMOND | JANUARY 21, 2017

Choose a special brew in the looseleaf tea bar or practise yoga poses in a studio with a back-lit Himalayan rock salt wall. Indulge the senses in a rooftop herb garden, play games with the grandchildren in specially designed intergenerational spaces or host a family meal in a function room set up like a living room. These will be just some of the options for residents at Opal, a planned development for seniors in Vancouver’s Cambie Village. The $106-million Opal retirement community is the flagship for Element Lifestyle Retirement, the development management company founded by Don Ho, who pioneered the concept of “continuum of lifestyles” — the idea of aging in place — more than 20 years ago.

OPAL'S NEW 'AGING IN PLACE' RESIDENCY SET TO RISE IN CAMBIE VILLAGE
KATHLEEN FREIMOND | JANUARY 20, 2017
An artist's rendering of OPAL by element, a project from OPAL Retirement Inc. and OPAL Development Limited Partnership in Vancouver. Submitted. [PNG Merlin Archive]

Project: Opal

Project address: 438 West King Edward Avenue

Project city: Cambie Village, Vancouver

Developer: Opal Retirement Inc. and Opal Development Partnership 

Architect: NORR Architects

Interior designer: Shrubb Design Partnership

Bedrooms: one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom (no longer available)

Unit size: 612 - 2,324 square feet

Price: From $701,000

Sales centre: #130 City Square, 555 West 12th Ave., Vancouver

Sales centre hours: Monday - Friday noon - 3 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday noon - 6 p.m.; Appointments by arrangement.

Sales centre phone: 604-871-9265

Website: opalbyelement.com