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Origin at Spring Creek mountain living for seniors

Mountain Living For Seniors

January 23, 2016

A seniors’ residence is not my first thought when I visit the mountains, but after a tour of Canmore’s new Origin at Spring Creek, it definitely makes the list. Senior visitors who are looking to live in a beautiful setting will be intrigued by how accessible Origin at Spring Creek is. Now, lifelong Canmore residents and people dreaming of a home in the mountains have a place to spend their sunset years.

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The Origin Knitters knitting toys for children overseas

Local Knitters Craft Special Dolls for Needy Kids

February 24, 2017

The Origin Knitters ladies get together once a week to create Izzy Dolls, or comfort dolls, in the Origin at Spring Creek recreation room. The Canmore group is knitting together tiny stuffed toys to bring children joy.

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Origin at Spring Creek nestled in the Rocky Mountains

Ticking All The Boxes

February 17, 2017

Having to leave your home and the community you love, when it comes time to downsize or when you need extra care, is one of the worst things about aging. While even the most grandiose new communities try to tick all the boxes that allow aging in place — like live/work units, mixed-use services, and a range of options from affordable to luxury single family and mutli-family homes — not all can claim to package those choices in a walkable, resort setting.

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The exterior of Swan Evergreen Village by Origin

Swan Evergreen Village Opens Seniors’ Active Lifestyle Community

October 7, 2016

Investors gathered at Swan Evergreen Village by Origin to mark the grand opening of the assisted living complex in southwest Calgary. This is the third such project built in the city by Calgary-based Swan Group, and the second of its projects to be managed by Origin Active Lifestyle Communities. Swan built Whitehorn Village about 15 years ago, with Origin running the programming for seniors.

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Joyce Ritchie and daughter Donna Ritchie at Swan Evergreen Village

Swan Evergreen Village Home for All-Inclusive, Aging-in-Place Lifestyle

November 11, 2016

At the grand old age of 85, Joyce Ritchie is bright as a button, ready to meet her neighbours at Swan Evergreen Village deep in southwest Calgary. The $40 million building located off 162nd Avenue S.W. was constructed by Swan Development Group and will be operated by Origin Active Lifestyle Communities in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS).

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An artist's rendering of the exterior of Swan Evergreen Village by Swan Group

Calgary’s Planned Swan Evergreen Village Seniors’ Community Looking to Fill 150 Jobs

July 29, 2016

The soon to be opened senior’s community is looking for staff across all departments, including dining room service, culinary staff, building maintenance, health care positions, housekeeping, concierge and hairdressers and aestheticians, among other roles.

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Job applicants line the driveway outside of Swan Evergreen Village

Hiring Fair for Southwest Seniors’ Community Draws Hundreds, CPS Crowd Control

August 15, 2016

Saturday’s hiring fair for Swan Evergreen Village, an assisted living facility set to open in mid-October in the southwest community of Evergreen, attracted far more applicants than organizers were expecting.

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Origin Team at Whitehorn Village in Calgary

Origin Team at Whitehorn Village in Calgary Recognized Among the Very Best Service Providers in Alberta

July 12, 2017

The quality of care provided at supportive living facilities in Alberta ranges widely, according to a set of surveys released Wednesday by a provincial agency that monitors patient safety and health services in the province.

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