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Golden Sands is located in the southeast part of Lac La Biche, AB, surrounded by beautiful lakes and nestled in the Northern Boreal Forest of Alberta. Our two-storey building is designed in a cottage motif, with clusters of individual suites connected to separate cottage kitchens, each with its own cozy common room. We are dedicated to promoting maximum independence, choice, and dignity for each resident and encourages the involvement of family, neighbours and friends.
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.
The progressive leadership at Golden Sands starts with Optima Living’s founders, Farid Damji and Karim Kassam, two gentlemen who believe strongly in creating a home for seniors that truly feels like a place where they are cherished. This means a place that residents feel a deep connection with, and where people’s individuality is honoured.
With that in mind, leadership in this community, from the general manager through every staff member, seeks to know and understand each senior closely and personally. Move into this community, and you’ll grow that connection with staff. You’ll also find personal connections to other seniors in the community who share your background and know many of the same people as you.
You’ll love the opportunity to join in daily activities together, garden, etc. There’s also a full continuum of care, so the community can attend to people and couples with varying needs. This is a supportive community, waiting to make area seniors’ lives better.Read the full review
|Studio||332 - 427||$1,865 - $2,445 (Rent)||N/A||
|1-bed||604 - 700||$1,865 - $2,445 (Rent)||N/A||
|2-bed||814||$1,865 - $2,445 (Rent)||N/A||
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As General Manager of Golden Sands, I would like to welcome all residents and families to our community. Surrounded by beautiful lakes, Golden Sands is in the heart of the Lakeland and nestled in the Northern Boreal Forest of Alberta. At Golden Sands, we have a great team that is passionate about providing the best person-centered care to our residents and support to our families.
I hold an ASCHA Site Manager certificate and have over 40 years of experience in administration and marketing. Having a daughter with Down syndrome and Autism, I am also a strong advocate for the senior and disabled communities. Currently, I serve as a board member with Lac La Biche Disabilities and Special Olympics Lac La Biche.
I have three grown daughters, and I love spending time with them. In my spare time, I enjoy mandala painting, reading, boating, archery, and dancing. My husband and I live on Lac La Biche Lake’s shores, on the beautiful white sands of Mission Beach, with one of our daughters.
Creating a home for our residents and working to provide them with a great quality of life has been my honour and pleasure. I am passionate about working with all residents and their families.
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Golden Sands is located at 9210 91 Avenue, P.O. Box 1380, Lac La Biche, Alberta, T0A 2C0.
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