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Making The Transition

Making The Transition

Brandie Young is accustomed to confronting tough questions. As a lifestyle leasing consultant at Trico LivingWell, she is the first point of contact for Calgarians considering moving into the senior living community that opened this past August at Kingsland Junction at Macleod Trail and Heritage Drive S.W.

So what’s the “tough” question she gets the most?

“Older adults want to know about choice. Many are coming from their family homes, so there’s a bit of apprehension there,” says Young.

“We start by acknowledging that this is not about giving up choice. Rather, it’s about having access to resources that fit with their very personalized health and lifestyle needs.”

For example, she notes Trico LivingWell caters to providing as many choices as possible, whether that be independent in-suite cooking and laundry or assisted living services such as dining and housekeeping.

Young says that many older adults want to remain active, reflecting choice through a suite of social programming options. To that end, Trico LivingWell features a variety of “life enrichment” programming and activities that include fitness classes, an art studio, a woodworking shop, and scheduled outings.

Trico LivingWell is also the first senior living community in Canada to pursue a WELL v2 Certification. Governed by the International WELL Building Institute, the certification centers around advancing human health through design interventions and operational protocols and policies, as well as fostering a culture of health and wellbeing.

Read more from this article at the Business In Calgary.