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I didn't want to change my way of life

A Globe & Mail article about how Amica is revolutionizing senior living by giving seniors what they want: excellent hospitality and personalized care.

Amica Conversations Gladye I didn’t want to change my way of life

Gladye didn’t want to live alone in her condo after her husband died five years ago, yet she needed space to house her favourite art, furniture and collectibles. Before moving in to Amica On The Avenue, she had a contractor renovate two units into a one-bedroom suite complete with a new kitchenette, hardwood flooring and a well-appointed walk-in closet. The 97-year-old  says that was the selling point for her in choosing Amica On The Avenue. “It was important to me to do these things because I didn’t want to give up my way of life,” she told a writer for The Globe & Mail

The writer interviewed residents, families and members of the Amica leadership team to show how the leading Canadian-owned and -operated company is leading the way in revolutionizing senior living by giving seniors what they want from a retirement residence: excellent amenities, activities and hospitality with professional, personalized care.

When seniors move to Amica retirement residences, they soon discover that almost anything is possible in their new home. Seniors can put their personal stamp on their suites, live with a small pet, socialize with people with similar interests or achieve dreams that suddenly become attainable with help from team members who are passionate about helping enrich the lives of seniors. Centrally located in Canada’s most inspiring neighbourhoods, Amica residences provide a beautiful setting where seniors live each day according to their own schedule, wishes and tastes, with personalized care should they need it. “We get to know every resident so we can tailor activities, culinary experiences and care services to their tastes and interests,” Andrea Prashad, Vice-President of Resident Experience at Amica, told The Globe & Mail’s writer. “We’re committed to making residents and their families feel empowered, connected, supported and valued.”

Learn more about exceptional cuisine, enriching activities, caring team members and inspiring residents in this article about Amica from The Globe & Mail