Sweetgrass
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    Optima Living TV Episode 4 - The Joy of Food

    Chef Scott Piedad talks food, senior living, and his culinary journey as he prepares a hearty and delicious meal. The episode finishes with Dr. Wagg answering the question: what is a microbiome?

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Welcome to Sweetgrass


Sweetgrass is modern, bright and spacious with an intimate cottage layout located in Slave Lake, AB. We enjoy a fun, loving atmosphere, with music playing in the cottages and lots of laughter. Our grounds are lovely, with a beautifully trimmed lawn, shrubs, and raised flower beds. A pathway and small bridge connect Sweetgrass with Vanderwell Lodge next door, and visitors are always welcome. Our beautiful two-storey community opened in summer 2015.

We are dedicated to promoting maximum independence, choice, and dignity for each resident and encourage the involvement of family, neighbours and friends.


Let us welcome you home

Justine Patricio

General Manager
Working in health care for over 15 years both on the front lines and in management. I understand that having a great work-life balance, in turn, helps with great team dynamics and cohesiveness. To me, this is the formula that would provide excellent resident care and customer service. Caring for people had always been my passion this includes the team I work with and the residents that we care for. I am happy and excited to be a part of the Sweetgrass family in welcoming you home.

People enjoying food at Sweet grass dining area
People Sweetgrass is dedicated to you. This is your home, and we provide dining, amenities, and wellness care to suit all of your desires and needs. 
An exterior view of Sweet grass with garden
Place Located in the heart of Slave Lake, Sweetgrass is all about providing the comfort of cottage life. 
Elderly citizens gardening at Sweetgrass residence
Community Life at Sweetgrass brings small-town cottage life home. With its intimate and cozy atmosphere and seamless integration into the Slave Lake neighbourhood, the sight of happy and healthy seniors coming and going will not be an unusual one. 

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