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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, Respite care available, Palliative care available
Cost (from):
$3,150
Suites:
152 suites (1-bed + den, Studio, 1-bed, 2-bed)

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Summary Profile

About Aster Gardens

A member of Optima Living

Aster Gardens

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

Home can be so much more.  A community of interests comes together in one place.  Aster Gardens celebrates you, and equips you to do the things you like with the people you love!  At Aster Gardens you have choice in food, activity and fun! 

What is in a name?

The namesake of Aster Gardens is the resilient, adaptable, and beautiful aster flower.  Like the aster flower, Aster Gardens is a community of resilient and adaptable residents living to their full potential on common soil, surrounded by a flourishing environment they can call home. 

Opened in: 2021

COVID-19 Information

Maya Angelou once said, “Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” It feels like it is a rather apt reminder as we continue to navigate the pandemic. While we remember to wash our hands, protect ourselves, and respect others, there are also ways in which we can focus on bringing hope and laughter to our community. Let us live with hope and zest for life even while enduring the challenges set before us. We must continue to stay focused on best practises, express gratitude to the caregivers and frontline workers, and above all continue to live in hope and look for ways to “be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”

Alberta remains under a state of public health emergency. New Public Health restrictions came into effect starting September 16th to reduce the spread and protect our health care system. Businesses participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program will require patrons or clients to be vaccinated or to show a recent negative test result. Recently, British Columbia announced that it will mandate that all healthcare workers be vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 31st, 2021. British Columbia also announced a Vaccination Passport System, and starting October 12th, all visitors to long-term care and assisted-living facilities will need to show proof they have received at least one dose.

Read the most recent COVID-19 updates from Aster Gardens

Currently accepting move-ins. Request suite details.

Insider reviews & perspectives

Comfort Life Review

stories

Aster Gardens brings everything current and contemporary in retirement living to the Sherwood Park area of Edmonton. This answers the need for senior care in Strathcona County, but it also brings a truly innovative, fully contemporary approach to senior living. Seniors looking for high quality care no longer need to leave the 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 brings Optima’s high standards to the area. Among other features of the community, there is a bistro, a pool, a pub and other luxurious amenities.

The beautiful construction of the building and the adaption of the very latest technology here really offsets this community. Some of that has been developed in concert with the Universities of Alberta and Manitoba, exclusively for Optima and Aster Gardens. Top-of-the-line technology is found across the board here, perhaps most noteworthy in the memory care neighbourhood, where people continue to live their best lives thanks to the tools and technology used here, like the Mind Triggers app.

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Interview videos

Co-Founder, 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

Our community is not segregated, independent living residents can age in place, so when your care needs change you don't have to move!

Includes

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

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $3,150

Every resident's care needs are different. We consult with you, family and medical professionals to design a care plan that best suit you!

Includes

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

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)
  • Dressing (Extra fee)
  • Feeding (Extra fee)
  • Transfers (Extra fee)

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

  • Designated dining area
  • Designated floor
  • 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
1-bed + den 700 $6,300 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
Studio 350 $3,150 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Safe
1-bed 515 - 520 $3,700 - $4,500 (Rent) +$650 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Full size fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Stove
2-bed 808 - 878 $6,000 - $6,700 (Rent) +$650 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Full size fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Stove
Studio 350 $6,150 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Furnished
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Type: 1-bed + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $6,300
  • Size: 700sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,150
  • Size: 350sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
    • Safe
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,700 - $4,500
  • Size: 515sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$650
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Full size fridge
    • Kitchen
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
    • Stove
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $6,000 - $6,700
  • Size: 808sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$650
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Full size fridge
    • Kitchen
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
    • Stove
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $6,150
  • Size: 350sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Furnished
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Contact: email

Dining

We offer a choice of dining room options and a great daily selection of meals. Lunch and dinner are 3 course meals with a choice of entrée.

Meal service : Bar, Bistro: (daytime), Pub, 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

All of our wonderful amenities are included in the monthly fee (with the exception of salon services).

24-hr concierge
Arts and crafts
Billiards
Community Garden
Computers
Emergency call system (pendent)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Hairdresser
Hobby kitchen
Internet
Laundry machines
Library
Mail box
Mail delivery to suite
Movie theatre
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
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
Resident social / activity club
Sewing
Shuffleboard
Swimming
Table Tennis
Tennis
Theatre
Volunteering
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

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 $110)
  • Respite care available (cost from $130)
  • 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!

• Personal Interview

Blog & News

Blog and recent news

4 Steps for Overcoming Cabin Fever

by Aster Gardens

As we enter the third year of a global pandemic, cold weather and dark days, experiencing a bit of cabin fever is be expected. However, here are a few ways you can make these gloomy days brighter!

Aster Gardens Wins Award

by Aster Gardens

The 2021 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards presents Aster Gardens with an award for having an inspiring and functional living experience.

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...

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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
CIBC

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