Origin Active Lifestyle Communities

Integrating Family And Friends Into Senior Care

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Origin retirement homes like to go out of their way to include families and friends in the life of the care home as much as possible; this includes the provision of guest suites, meals and more. Origin homes also pride themselves on fine dining using the highest quality ingredients, comfortable suites, environmental design, dedicated staff and an overarching holistic approach to resident care.

List of Origin Active Lifestyle Communities

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Origin at Spring Creek  

808 Spring Creek Drive, Canmore, Alberta, T1W0K3

Origin at Spring Creek is Bow Valley’s leading independent, assisted living, & memory care community. Nestled in the luxurious mountain town of Canmore, we empower our residents to remain happy, healthy & active.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Origin at Longwood  

6205 Oliver Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9T 6T1

Origin at Longwood offers a choice of spacious suites, featuring large windows with a variety of exposures to Nanaimo’s vistas or Longwood’s pristine forests – most suites also feature a private balcony or patio.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care

Swan Evergreen Village by Origin  

2635 Eversyde Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2Y5G9

Swan Evergreen Village is a leading Independent Living, Assisted Living & Memory Care community in Southwest Calgary. Our Passion for Caring guides our active lifestyle. quality dining and supporting care needs.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Whitehorn Village Retirement Community by Origin  

5200 44 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta, T1Y7L4

Our life enrichment calendar is full of activities to help you answer the question “What do I want to do today?” Attend our fitness classes, enjoy movies in our theatre, or share laughs over coffees in our bistro.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

What Origin believes in

Origin Active Lifestyle Communities prides itself on caring for its team members and community members above all else. This includes:

Fun with friends 

Family and friends matter greatly to us and are always welcome in our communities. We include our community members’ families in their lives as much as possible. We regularly host special events and activities to bring families and friends closer to our community members and we offer guest meals, guest suites, and other services to accommodate them.

Gourmet Dining

Origin spends more to purchase the industry’s highest quality raw food products. With better ingredients, we develop menu items that are both healthy and tasty. Our goal is to consistently provide families and their guests with meals that are created primarily by using scratch cooking methods. Our chefs are passionate about creating dining experiences and special events such as brunches and themed dinners.

Comfortable & Supportive Living

All suites at our active senior living communities are designed to maximize the comfort and safety of our community members. We are passionately committed to research and development in the discipline of aging and environmental design. The results are evident in suites and unique common amenity areas which support and enhance an aging lifestyle.

Healthy Lifestyle

A full social calendar and engaging activities are at the heart of each Origin community. Our professionally-trained, full-time recreation staff is dedicated to ensuring maximum participation in daily events and fitness programs. At Origin, we do not take a cookie-cutter approach to this – we regularly ask community members for input into the programs and classes we offer to ensure we meet the wants and desires of those we serve.

Dedicated Staff

Origin is unique in the senior housing industry. We are a collection of dedicated and passionate professionals bound by our collective vision and determination to make a difference. We call this bond ‘The Origin DNA,’ and it explains a passion for caring that drives all that we do. From housekeeping to reception to servers in our dining room, every single person touches the lives of our community members every day.

Nurturing Mind, Body, and Spirit

Origin’s ‘wholistic’ approach ensures that every community member is treated as a whole person. We nurture the spirit and the physical body with our unique activities, programs, and dining services. Our commitment to natural and environmentally responsible methods is evident in the Evergreen Spa™.

More about Origin Active Lifestyles

Origin Founder, Neil Prashad, was raised by his grandparents who instilled a love and respect for seniors and a passion for caring. Through their encouragement, Neil developed an appreciation for aging adults. Senior living is in his DNA. 

Throughout his life, both of Neil’s parents worked in the senior care industry as caregivers. Watching his parents’ triumphs and struggles as members of this industry drove him to seek a better way to care for both seniors and the employees at senior communities.

A focus on caregivers

As Neil crafted what Origin would look like as a company, he desired to create a unique work environment that emphasized caring for the caregivers. He realized that those who work tirelessly to care for seniors and are often underappreciated, and valuing them leads to better senior care.

Today, Origin is best known for its commitment to its team members and how that leads to exceptional care. In 2017, Origin launched the Soul Cafe, a unique online space solely dedicated to connecting and promoting wellness for team members across their various communities.

Over 30 Years of Experience, the Start of Something Great

Neil went on to receive two master’s degrees and over 30 years of experience working for many different companies, all while moving steadily to realizing his dream of Origin Active Lifestyle Communities.

In 2002, Neil acquired the name Origin from a company that was going out of business, but he knew it wasn’t enough. He needed to make it uniquely him and add a differentiator that shared his goal – Active Lifestyles.



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