Down­siz­ing cou­ple likes 50-plus life­style

Ameni­ties in Calvanna Vil­lage-Oko­toks are ‘full-meal deal’ for buy­ers

Calgary Herald - Calgary Herald New Condos - - Front Page - KATHY MCCORMICK

For Joan and Ge­orge Smith, it was a nat­u­ral tran­si­tion. The ac­tive se­niors had lived in their own home in High River for more than a decade — but when Ge­orge turned 72 and Joan 66, it was time to down­size and move into a main­te­nance­free place.

“Joanie’s sis­ter was in a Calvanna Vil­lage de­vel­op­ment in Ar- bor Lake in Cal­gary’s north­west,” says Ge­orge.

“It was very nice and we said: ‘We could live like this,’ so we started look­ing. But we found that at that time, High River didn’t have a condo build­ing for se­niors.

“Then we found that Calvanna was build­ing in Oko­toks, and we were sold.”

The lo­ca­tion was a big draw, says Joan.

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Dean Bicknell, Cal­gary Her­ald

Joan Smith, 66, and hus­band Ge­orge, 72, have down­sized from a home in High River to their new digs in the plus-50 pro­ject of Calvanna Vil­lage-Oko­toks.

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