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438 W King Edward Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 2J4

Caretypes Provided: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Alzheimer’s Memory Care

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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

About Opal by Element

OPAL by element is expected to be completed in Summer 2018. Sales and leasing will begin in late summer of 2016 at City Square, at the corner of Cambie and West 12th Avenue.

The residence's site is located on West King Edward, spanning the block between Yukon and Cambie. In front is a bus station, and diagonally across the street is the King Edward Canada Line station. Within a couple of blocks are Hillcrest Community Centre and Queen Elizabeth Park.

There will be 43 condominiums and 56 rentals as Independent Living, all registered for Assisted Living so that residents can stay in their same suite as long as possible. Within the same residence are 30 units of Licenced Complex and Memory Care, one of which will be double occupancy. Element's founder and key executives are well respected and established leaders in this industry, known particularly for pioneering and perfecting the Continuum-of-Lifestyles model.

A total of over 30,000 square feet of amenities, both indoor and outdoor, offers programs that accommodate individual interests and passions. Taking an approach of engagement, OPAL by element very much welcomes and encourages residents to give input to shape programming of activities within our spaces - in advance of residence opening, but also to continue on an ongoing basis.

Besides offering the complete spectrum of lifestyles to allow seniors to age in place, and couples to stay together, a few other defining features are its farm-to-table culinary program, and a dedicated intergenerational space where seniors will have the opportunity to play interactively, share their wisdom and pass on traditional skills through a structured program. A natural wellness providing an oxygenated infrared sauna, hydrotherapy tub, experiential rainshower, and Himalayan rock salt walls creating negative ion environment within the sauna and movement studio. The movement studio will have a dynamic program including yoga, dance, TaiChi and QiGong. The rooftop patio, with views of downtown and QE Park, will be an area for outdoor exercise classes. It will have many planters for residents to grow herbs and vegetables that will supply our kitchen. To complement the gourmet fine dining program there will also be a wine and scotch tasting bar and a piano lounge. The art room will facilitate professional art classes, and the theater will accommodate avid resident musicians and dancers.

Due to the demographics of the neighborhood, the aim is to have Chinese-speaking staff. To complement widely popular Western activities and cuisine, there will also be sound-proofed Mahjong rooms and authentic Asian cuisine.

NOTE: Pricing on Assisted Living is for monthly rental, including accommodations, housekeeping and 2 meals a day. Additional personal or care support is charged either a-la-carte or by package, as resident prefers. Condominium owners pay property taxes and strata fees as for any condominium; the $1500 monthly membership fee is for access to amenities, programmed activities and meal credit. Care pricing will be established closer to opening for occupancy in Summer 2018. All fees are preliminary and subject to adjustment up until 6 months prior to opening.

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Amenities Available

  • Arts and crafts center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Piano / Organ
  • Game room
  • Beauty Salon
  • Computer room
  • Ballroom
  • Meeting room
  • Billiards lounge
  • Raised gardening beds
  • Main Street Common Areas
  • Bar / pub
  • Outside patio garden
  • Fireplaces in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • Movie Room / Theater
  • Library
  • Cafe / Bistro
  • Atrium
  • Over 55 accepted
  • Housekeeping provided
  • Laundry service / drycleaning
  • Activities Onsite
  • Swimming Pool / Hot Tub
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Devotional Services Offsite
  • Beautician Onsite
  • Meals Provided
  • Walking Paths - indoor
  • Enclosed courtyard
  • Skilled nursing


  • Full time activity director
  • Medical Director: Nurse Practitioner
  • Visiting optometrist
  • 24/7 on-site RN / LPN Staffing
  • Dedicated concierge
  • Medication care managers / Medication Technicians
  • On-Site RNs / LPNs
  • Visiting Physical Therapist
  • Nurses on Staff
  • 24-Hour Awake Staff
  • Visiting Podiatrist
  • Massage therapy

Other Services

  • Special Diets: Gluten-free
  • Restaurant style dining
  • Professional chef
  • Special Diets: Organic
  • Special Diets: Low / No Sugar
  • International cuisine
  • Room service
  • Vegan options
  • Anytime Dining
  • Special Diets: Low / No sodium
  • Private dining room
  • Property Convenient to Busline
  • Resident Parking Available
  • Transportation at Cost
  • Complimentary Transportation
  • Aging in Place
The features and amenities that are displayed on this page contain marketing information provided by the community. A Place for Mom has not confirmed the completeness of the provided information, and cannot guarantee its accuracy. To conduct a complete investigation, seniors and their families should:
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