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Senior Living Resources

Just beginning to look at retirement and senior living options? Origin Active Lifestyle Communities can help. We’ve put together some items you need to know when starting this journey.


Types of Senior Care & Lifestyle Options

Senior residents gardening, independent living

What is Independent Living?

Independent living is designed for seniors who can live on their own but want a maintenance-free and convenient lifestyle in a fun an engaging environment.

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Why assisted living at Origin

What is Assisted Living?

Every person is different and assisted living is designed to fit every community member’s needs. Assisted living encourages independence while providing care when and where it is requested.

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Why memory care at Origin

What is Memory Care?

Memory care is a type of long-term care for people living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Memory care team members are specially trained and provide a high level of care.

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Why respite care at Origin

What is Respite Care?

Respite care is a type of short-term care designed to assist family caregivers in caring for their loved one.

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Funded versus nonfunded

Funded vs. Non-Funded

In Alberta, older adults may qualify for Designated Supportive Living (DSL) from Alberta Health Services (AHS). Supportive living provides accommodations for seniors in a home-like setting that encourages independence.

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Origin cost of living calculator

Cost of Living Calculator

Want to compare your monthly living expenses to an Origin retirement community? Use our cost of living calculator to see how we compare to your current expenses.

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Ready to Start Planning Your Ideal Retirement

Ready to Start Planning Your Ideal Retirement?

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Origin Spa Treatment eBook

Promoting Wellness Through Spa Treatments

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Origin Soul Cafe eBook

Satisfying Employee Engagement Through The Soul Cafe

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Origin eBook

What is Active Living?

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