Cottonwood Village

Cottonwood Village

4224 8th Street West, P.O. Box 2259, Claresholm, Alberta, T0L 0T0
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living
Guest stays available, Respite care available, Adult day programs onsite
Cost (from):
46 suites (Studio + den, 1-bed + den, 2-bed)

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About Cottonwood Village

A member of Optima Living

Cottonwood Village was thoughtfully designed to deliver the best lifestyle rural Alberta has to offer. Located in Claresholm in the heart of the foothills, surrounded by lush grasslands and mountain views, we pride ourselves on being part of the relaxed Claresholm community. Let Us Welcome You Home

COVID-19 Information

When it comes to the news and social media addressing COVID-19, there are as many perspectives as there are people.

It makes one wonder how we navigate these times.

There is one word that immediately comes to mind. We navigate all of this with love. Love, care, compassion, and concern for those we love and those around us—for the caregivers, for the sick, for those who have lost loved ones.

Continue to care for yourself and others in any way you can. Wash your hands. Get vaccinated. Be Safe. Stay in touch. Turn off the news more. Be positive. Find ways to show love. Pay for someone else’s coffee at the drive through, share a wink when you can’t see that smile, share a word of encouragement in an unexpected way, reach out to your neighbour, leave a flower on someone’s doorstep...and above all, don’t give up hope!

If you are struggling, reach out to many of the online or mental health professionals that are available, or call your Optima Living community. We can put you in touch with a support network.

Read the most recent COVID-19 updates from Cottonwood Village

Currently accepting move-ins. Request suite details.

Insider reviews & perspectives

Comfort Life Review


Cottonwood Village combines all the best in innovative contemporary senior living with a wonderful location in the Alberta foothills, comfortable driving distance from Calgary. As you drive up to and into this community, you realize this is a very unique take on independent living. We immediately get the feel of a small town, where everybody looks out for each other. From our experience with similar villages across Canada, we know that bungalow living in a village layout facilitates a tight-knit community. Bonds form fast and strong.

For seniors interested in moving to an ideal-sized place to live that still feels very much like a private home, this will fit the bill. Suites are still very new, with appealingly modern interiors focused on the needs of people in this age range. Bungalow living is ideal for people who want to manage back and joint trouble.

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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 options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $2,500


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


Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio + den 358 - 822 $2,500 (Rent) +$500 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
1-bed + den 650 $2,500 (Rent) +$500 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
2-bed 822 $2,500 (Rent) +$500 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Type: Studio + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $2,500
  • Size: 358sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$500
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Fireplace
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $2,500
  • Size: 650sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$500
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Fireplace
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $2,500
  • Size: 822sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$500
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Fireplace
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
  • Contact: email


Meal service : Bistro: (daytime), Tray service in suite (extra fee)

Seating type : Open seating

Special diets : Celiac Diet, Diabetic, Ethnic, Gluten Free, Kosher style, Lactose free, Low sodium, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Arts and crafts
Community Garden
Emergency call system (pendent)
Emergency call system (pull-cord in room)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Laundry machines
Mail delivery to suite
Movie theatre
Newspaper delivery available to suite
On-site General Store
Onsite foot care
Out patient programs
Parking (outdoor)
Party room
Pet friendly
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Private dining room for family/friends
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa Services
Spa/Beauty Salon
Storage lockers
Walking Path
Wellness Center
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Bocce Ball
Card Games
Day Trips
Exercise Program
Movie Nights
Table Tennis
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Drew Williams

I attended Toronto's Humber College and I am an experienced sales and marketing executive. I have over 10 years of experience working in the senior care industry in sales and marketing. I have a background in Client and Relationship Management, Communications and Person-Centred Elder Care.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my children and being a hockey dad. I also never pass up a chance to get to the mountains.


Medical Staff
Registered Practical Nurses
Personal Support Workers

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available
  • Respite care available
  • Adult day programs onsite

Move-in requirements

• Medical form completed by family doctor
• Personal Interview

Accreditation & Associations

Blog & News

Blog and recent news

Happy Chinese New Year

by Cottonwood Village

Gong Hei Fat Choy, Happy New Year 新年快乐 (xīn nián kuài lè)! Today we celebrate the Chinese New Year and welcome in the Year of the Ox. The Year of the Ox happens e...

Valentines Day Celebration

by Cottonwood Village

Here at Cottonwood Village, we love to celebrate the holidays. We have a resident committee that helps plan such events. With Independent Living communities, it is important for everyone to feel as...

Healthy Relationships and Longevity

by Cottonwood Village

The old saying goes “happy wife, happy life.” But, as we now know, the truth of the matter is much more complex. As study after study has shown, strong relationships of both romantic ...

Albertan Seniors - Book your Vaccination

by Cottonwood Village

February 22nd, 2021 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...



Claresholm is a quaint little community with parks, walking trails, and a wide variety of events and activities.

Cottonwood is located at 4224 8th Street West, P.O. Box 2259, Claresholm, Alberta, T0L 0T0.

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