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The Alavida Lifestyle

The Alavida Lifestyle

Beautiful, high-quality suites built with distinguished craftsmanship by Ashcroft – Ottawa’s top builder, and outstanding service from staff who truly care – a combination that simply cannot be matched. At Alavida Lifestyles, we offer the ability to seamlessly transition from independent to assisted living in one place so that you can maintain the lifestyle and friendships that you’ve made. Spacious, well-planned layouts that offer excellent, en-suite amenities, and the most reliable security and fire-suppression system. Health-care services such as a dedicated pharmacy, physiotherapy, cognitive care, in-house doctors, a dementia program, foot-care services, 24-hour registered nursing staff support, and an on-call system. Personal-care services such as yoga, massage therapy, hair stylists, and fitness centres. Incredible amenities, activities, events, and friends who are ready to welcome you!



Service Excellence: Associates that aspire to create a caring environment with extraordinary service; 

Inspired Architecture: Passion to create a safe, well-planned, beautiful home, using the highest caliber of materials and offering exceptional en-suite amenities;

A Sense of Community: A vibrant, social lifestyle where residents, their loved ones, and members of the community feel welcomed, where fun and exciting activities take place, special events bring everyone together, and delicious, home-cooked meals are served.

David Choo

Message from our Founder, David Choo

Simply put, Alavida Lifestyles is about authenticity; there is passion and genuine care in everything we do, from the service and food, to the buildings and amenities. My goal is to provide an active, vibrant lifestyle for the retirement community, and I want to bring resort-style living to the city you call home. We are listening to our seniors, we understand what they are looking for, and we adapt – this is why Alavida Lifestyles is the best retirement community in Ottawa.

David Choo

Message from our Director of Operations, Sam Sourchi

Sam has been with Alavida for the past 14 years as Hospitality Manager and General Manager and is now in his current role as Director of operations at Alavida Lifestyles. In his role, Sam brings with him years of experience in Ottawa’s busiest restaurants, hotels, and Senior living, and during that time, Sam has developed a great passion for the food and service industry. In this capacity, he oversees and directs the community’s day-to-day functions and efficient operations in accordance with all provincial and local regulations as well as all company policies and procedures. As Director of Operations, he also ensures the highest quality care for residents while maintaining the community’s financial stability and creating a harmonious working environment for all caregivers and associates. Sam has a superior understanding of the business, and at the same time, he fosters an environment of positive collaboration with his management team and employees.

As a Director of Operations, Sam greets associates daily with his inviting personality and exceptional interpersonal skills, and his passion for making a difference in the life of every resident and associate is transparent. Sam has an open-door policy, and his honest, open communication is authentic.

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