Aster Gardens is an innovative seniors’ living community that will open late 2020 in Sherwood Park, Alberta.
Aster Gardens is a modern purpose-built residence carefully crafted around seniors’ active lifestyles, tastes, and needs, conceived through local knowledge, partnerships, collaborations, and planning with innovative design and craftsmanship all contributing to an inspiring and functional life experience. Aster Gardens reflects respect and celebration of local history in relation to the Sherwood Park community.
Together with the logo and supporting elements, the Aster Gardens name creates memorable and powerful associations, and represents what this facility represents: a transformative and visionary community.
What is in a name?
The word Aster is an early 17th-century Latin word deriving its meaning from the Greek word aster, meaning Star.
Asters are daisy-like perennial flowers with starry-shaped heads. They provide a symphony of colour in shades of pink, purple, blue, and white. They bring delightful colour to the garden in late summer and autumn when many summer blooms are fading. The blue aster is known to grace the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. A sturdy and robust plant, asters thrive in a variety of conditions, even in challenging soils and rock gardens.
For a seniors’ residence, a name featuring aster carries the meaningful subtext of perennial hardiness combined with a wild, vibrant beauty that reaches its peak late in the season.