Aster Gardens

Aster Gardens

   
7 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park, Alberta, T8H 1Y7
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New Community Opened Mar, 2021

Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Dementia & Memory Care
Guest stays available, Adult day programs onsite, Palliative care available
Cost (from):
$3,150
Suites:
157 suites (Studio + den)

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About Aster Gardens

A member of Optima Living

Aster Gardens

Aster Gardens is an innovative seniors’ living community in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

Aster Gardens is a modern purpose-built residence carefully crafted around seniors’ active lifestyles, tastes, and needs, conceived through local knowledge, partnerships, collaborations, and planning with innovative design and craftsmanship all contributing to an inspiring and functional living experience. Aster Gardens reflects respect and celebration of local history in relation to the Sherwood Park community.

Together with the logo and supporting elements, the Aster Gardens name creates memorable and powerful associations and represents what this facility represents: a transformative and visionary community.

What is in a name?

The word Aster is an early 17th-century Latin word deriving its meaning from the Greek word aster, meaning Star.

Asters are daisy-like perennial flowers with starry-shaped heads. They provide a symphony of colour in shades of pink, purple, blue, and white. They bring delightful colour to the garden in late summer and autumn when many summer blooms are fading. The blue aster is known to grace the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. A sturdy and robust plant, asters thrive in a variety of conditions, even in challenging soils and rock gardens. For a seniors’ residence, a name featuring aster carries the meaningful subtext of perennial hardiness combined with a vibrant beauty that reaches its peak late in the season.

COVID-19 Information

We are seeing the dawn! We are regaining our social relationships and opening our economies with some semblance of normalcy. It’s exciting now to see how a successful vaccination campaign is beginning to restore what we had before this pandemic! At Optima Living communities across Western Canada, family visits and other social events are becoming more common. The health and safety of our residents and staff are still our top priorities, so our sanitation and PPE requirements for staff and visitors will continue.

Take care and be safe. We are getting through this together!

Read the most recent COVID-19 updates from Aster Gardens

Currently accepting move-ins. Request suite details.

Insider reviews & perspectives

Comfort Life Review

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Aster Gardens promises to bring everything current and contemporary in independent retirement living to the Sherwood Park area of Edmonton. This answers the need for senior care in Strathcona County, but it also promises to bring an innovative approach to the issue. Seniors looking for high quality care no longer need to leave the Sherwood Park area.

The community is a joint venture between Optima, Synergy Wellness Centre and Pangman Development Corporation who saw a need for a seniors’ community that creates a meaningful quality of life for seniors. The community will bring Optima’s high standards to the area. Among other features of the community, there will be a bistro, a pool, a pub and other luxurious amenities. Life here will be good!

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Interview videos

Inspiring Leaders - Optima Living: Karim Kassam
  • In this Perspective:
  • As co-founder of Optima Senior Living and vice president of the British Columbia Seniors’ Living Association, Karim Kassam exemplifies senior living thought leadership. In our interview with Mr. Kassam, he speaks about how the company was founded on personal principles that are deeply felt by both himself and his co-founder Farid Damji, and he articulates how those principles have informed the growth of the company thus far, and continue to provide the basis for strategy.
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Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,150

Includes

  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Medication administration

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $3,500

Includes

  • Cancer care
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke care
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

  • Bathing (7x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Transfers

Dementia & Memory Care (definition)
Cost from $6,150

Optima Brain Health Program supports leading practice in Memory Care. Knowledge partnerships with the University of Alberta and University of Manitoba provide opportunities to be involved with leading research in caring approaches that impact the progression of dementia positively.

Includes

  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

  • Bathing (7x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Transfers

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio + den 400 - 900 $3,150 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Safe
Studio + den 400 - 500 $3,500 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Fireplace
  • Furnished
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Safe
Studio + den 500 - 600 $6,000 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Fireplace
  • Furnished
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Safe
Studio + den 500 - 600 $6,150 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Fireplace
  • Furnished
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Safe
  • Type: Studio + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,150
  • Size: 400sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Fireplace
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
    • Safe
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,500
  • Size: 400sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Fireplace
    • Furnished
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
    • Safe
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $6,000
  • Size: 500sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Fireplace
    • Furnished
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
    • Safe
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $6,150
  • Size: 500sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Fireplace
    • Furnished
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
    • Safe
  • Contact: email

Dining

Meal service : Bistro: Resident and family (daytime), Room Service (extra fee), Room Service (included), Table service

Seating type : Open seating

Special diets : Diabetic, Gluten Free, Halal, Kosher style, Low sodium, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Aster Gardens is conveniently located between OLPH Catholic Church and Park Church

24-hr concierge
Arts and crafts
Billiards
Community Garden
Computers
Emergency call system (pendent)
Emergency call system (pull-cord in room)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Gift Shop
Hairdresser
Hobby kitchen
Internet
Laundry machines
Library
Mail box
Mail delivery to suite
Movie theatre
Newspaper delivery available to suite
Newspapers delivered to concierge
On-site General Store
Onsite foot care
Out patient programs
Parking (indoor)
Parking (outdoor)
Party room
Patio/Courtyard/BBQ
Pet friendly
Pool - indoor
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Private dining room for family/friends
Pub/Bar
Putting Green
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa Services
Spa tub or shower room
Spa/Beauty Salon
Storage lockers
Walking Path
Wellness Center
Wheelchair (electric)
Wheelchair (scooter)
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Bible Classes
Billiards/Pool Tables
Bingo
Bocce Ball
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Continued education
Day Trips
Entertainment
Excursions
Exercise Program
Gardening
Golf
Movie Nights
Parties
Religious & Holiday Services
Sewing
Shuffleboard
Softball
Swimming
Table Tennis
Tennis
Theatre
Volunteering
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions
Woodshop

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Karen Fitzgerald

As General Manager it is my honour to welcome you home to Aster Gardens and ensure that your expectations are exceeded from the moment you call us home.

With many years of experience working for seniors and their families, I am committed and passionate to do right by you, support your decisions, lifestyle and choices and lead a team that is responsive, respectful and engaging.

As a Sherwood Park Resident, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends in the many outdoor areas of Strathcona County. Some of my favourite interests include skiing, hiking, kayaking, gardening, winemaking, reading, volunteering, camping or just hanging out at the lake.

Contact me at [email protected]

Staff

Medical Staff
Registered Nurses
Personal Support Workers
Doctorvisiting 7x/week
Health & Wellness Teamvisiting 7x/week
Sleep Expertvisiting 1x/week
Massage Therapistvisiting 3x/week
Geriatric Pharmacistvisiting 5x/week
Mobility Specialiston call
Foot care specialiston call
Dentiston call
Physiotherapistvisiting 7x/week
Chiropodiston call

Number of care staff:

  • Daytime: 3
  • Weekends: 3
  • Nights: 2

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available (cost from $120)
  • Adult day programs onsite
  • Palliative care available (cost from $130)

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with special assistance)
  • Cognitively impaired residents(with special assistance)
  • Feeding tube assistance(with special assistance)
  • Medication charted by electronic pen(with special assistance)
  • Medication charted by exception(with special assistance)
  • Ostomy care(with special assistance)
  • Oxygen assistance(with special assistance)
  • Physically challenged residents(with special assistance)
  • Vitals monitoring(with special assistance)

Move-in requirements

We are happy to welcome you home. Memory Care does require a medical form completed by your family doctor.

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Blog & News

Blog and recent news

The Wedge: An Aster Gardens Innovative Design

by Aster Gardens

Optima Living’s Aster Gardens is an innovative seniors’ living community built to promote active lifestyles and meet the specific tastes and needs of its residents. The buil...

The Concrete Advantage

by Aster Gardens

In our ongoing mission to provide seniors with the tools to live their best lives, we at Optima Living take a holistic approach to the construction of our new communities.

Reimagine Senior Living: Caregiving in Community

by Aster Gardens

The care partners at all Optima Living communities are carefully selected and well trained for all facets of high-quality living.

Aster Gardens January Newsletter

by Aster Gardens

January 25th, 2021 This year is all about hope, celebration and living our best lives. As our Aster Gardens community comes together and the building nears completion, we can’t wait to s...

Albertan Seniors - Book your Vaccination

by Aster Gardens

A vaccine roll-out plan was announced on February 19th, and you can now sign up to get notified when you qualify. Click here to sign up to get notified when it is your turn --- Vaccinating Th...

Aster Gardens: Your COVID-19 Health & Safety is Our Priority

by Aster Gardens

Aster Gardens was designed with your safety in mind. This innovative seniors’ living community was imagined from the perspective of a resident, incorporating features and amenities that enc...

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Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

Great location centered in the between Park Church and OLPH Catholic Church. The Strathcona Health Centre and Capital Care Strathcona are right across the road. Convenient shopping is available close by.

Aster Gardens is located at 7 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park, Alberta, T8H 1Y7.


What's nearby:

The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy

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