Welcome To The Care You Deserve

Covid19- March 29th, update

Optima Living continues to be vigilant about protecting the wellness and health of our residents and care partners.  We are adhering to all protocols established by the Provincial health officers in Alberta and B.C.

The team at Optima Living is grateful for the support and leadership of our site leaders and care partners who are tirelessly working every day to take care of the residents.  We continue to take an abundance of infection control measures at all sites to stop the spread of Covid19.

Thank you to the families of our residents who have shown an outpouring of support.  Be encouraged by this short video developed by some of our families in honor of the team that is taking care of their loved one at our independent living community at Chilliwack Lifestyles in BC.  https://youtu.be/rJ4Mw38y7a4

Optima Living is  offering physical distancing socialization opportunities to continue to connect with others while isolating.

JOIN US - FREE Online coffee time | 9 am

We may have to isolate, but we can still associate!  Let's stay in touch, make new friends, and be a part of the community.

Tuesday, Mar 31: Know your Virtual Health Support Options
Thursday, Apr 2: Senior Community Living while in Isolation

Here's how to join our Online Community Coffee Time:
ZOOM: https://zoom.us/j/166169425 OR join by conference phone
PHONE: 1-438-809-7799, 166169425# Canada

NEED HELP?

Ask someone near you to help you get set up
Click on that link 15 minutes early.
Email us at marketing@optimaliving.ca if you would like our help to access zoom.

We will also be posting a recording of the video on our facebook page, so please follow us.
Physical distancing is key if we are going to #flattenthecurve.

Warm Wishes

Farid Damji

Cofounder & Principal

Welcome. Home.

Sean Rathwell

Sean has been a Registered Psychiatric nurse for nearly 30 years, starting his career in Saskatchewan prior to relocating to Kelowna in 1992. Sean has worked in a variety of settings From Vernon to Osoyoos, including all 3 regional hospitals in the Okanagan, community mental health and various residential psycho-social rehabilitation and long-term care settings.

Sean assumed the role of Manager of Care of White Heather Manor in May of 2016, and is very passionate about the importance of supporting White Heather Manor’s residents to maximize their potential through active participation in their own care, promoting independence and encouraging pursuit of life-enriching goals.

Sean is an avid gardener, traveller and enjoys most outdoor activities Kelowna has to offer as well as spending time with family.

Debbie Tiley

Debbie is our wonderful client services facilitator. She loves to make a difference in our residents lives by empowering them to build stronger skill sets.

Debbie has been in the health care field since 1992 working with a variety of people with diverse needs. Her patient and kind heart shows the tremendous amount of love she pours into her job.

In 2005, Debbie received the Linda Worms Rose Bowl award for recognition of outstanding volunteer work.

Debbie’s position helps the residents with financials needs, budgets and saving, promoting life skills and so much more. She also provides constant emotional support for the residents

Optima Living

  • Our Mission

    We provide intimate “home style” living for our Seniors.

    Our goal is to provide the Best Quality of Life Possible by enabling each Resident to experience a full and independent lifestyle as much as possible.

  • Our Vision

    For every person to feel at home.

    This is truly supported by our credo is “Let Us Welcome You Home.” All of us here feel it is an honour to work with our guests and we advocate a resident-centred approach where you, the resident, is the focus of all our endeavours.

  • Our Values

    We promise to:

    Respect You

    We actively listen to provide a dignified and welcoming home where you can live your life as you see fit.

    Uphold Your Dignity

    We respect what you say and support your right to make choices for yourself.

    Work Together

    We work with you and your persons of choice to create a resident focused community.

    Do the Right Thing

    We are passionate about doing “right by you” every day.

Why choose White Heather

White Heather Manor has achieved a program that respects the residents and advocates for their well being on a daily basis. 

White Heather Manor is unique in that it provides residential care services while maintaining a family environment and client-focused care.

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