“As a medical practitioner and community builder, I feel I have a key role in reversing troubling health trends in our aging population by prioritizing healthy living in the form of vibrant and sustainable communities that Emshih Living creates. It’s my living legacy and can be yours.”
– Dr. Michael Shih
EMSHIH LIVING BRINGS TOGETHER A PASSION FOR RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND INDIVIDUAL WELL-BEING.
Emshih Living is proud of our unique approach to building communities that foster healthy, active and socially engaging lifestyles for each and every resident. Our focused perspective comes from Emshih Developments’ Founders, Dr. Michael and Mrs. Emily Shih. The Shih’s have earned their highly respected reputation over 40 years of innovative commercial, retail and medical facility developments in the GTA West.
With a B.Sc. degree from McGill University and an M.D. degree from the University of Toronto, Dr. Shih combines an exceptional educational background and passion for life-long learning with a holistic outlook for exceptional retirement community living.
Each Emshih Living project is a result of Dr. Michael Shih’s firm belief in actively pursuing and contributing to making a positive difference.
“We distinguish ourselves through our core commitment to enriching the community as a whole. After all, buildings may make a community but it’s the people and neighbours who make it thrive.”
Boost your exercise quota, socialization and mental vitality beyond your suite. Enjoy year-round outdoor experiences by exploring the many outdoor connections. Join a walking group for fellowship and fitness. Meet the local dog walkers. Greet your neighbours.
Keep active and balanced on your bike. Engage with the community and nature on a ride.
Nurturing plants and tending to greenery is therapeutic and provides joy for residents.
Healthy food and good conversation are key to increased socialization and meaningful relationships.
A place of reflection and gratitude is key to positivity and self-care.
Improved hydration is key for older adults. Water on demand means better digestions, better cognition, improved joints, better dietary habits, and decreased consumption of sugary beverage and impulsive choices when snacking.
Keeping spaces bright and inviting encourages socialization and connectivity.
• Premium Materials – building products, finishes, insulation, flooring, ceiling systems, paints are all considered to minimize off-gassing and noxious odours.
• Smoke free environments.
Enhanced respiratory and cognition, improved alertness and mental health and relief for those suffering allergy, asthma and respiratory conditions.
Increased safety and peace-of-mind leads to more independence.
Stair use is great for keeping active and nimble. Encouraging able bodied residents to take the stairs adds vim and vigour to their steps while saving on electricity.
• Premium Materials – brick and stone mean solid construction and stately good looks.
• Noise reduction – increased acoustic panels are a sound investment.
• Wet zones are water resistant materials for mould prevention.
Quality construction and premium materials contribute to everyday ease and satisfaction.
By pursuing our favourite passions, activities and hobbies we feed our hearts and make our minds sharp. Enjoy an enriched educational and fulfilling inner life with stimulating conversation, book clubs, lectures and group outings. Be creative with art, crafts, baking, card games – now is the time to rediscover what fulfills you!
At Emshih Living we celebrate healthy, active lifestyles so that residents and guests can enjoy something new every day and live their best self every moment of each day.
Over the years, Emshih Living has played an active role in the community by serving on the Board of Directors for the Burlington Economic Development Corporation and sponsoring various community events. Emshih Living has donated building space to non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Danielle’s Place, an eating disorder resource centre. Emshih Living has also donated 98 acres from the Garden Trail development for nature conservation
EMSHIH LIVING, PROUDLY SUPPORTS
THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:
Burlington Economic Development Corporation
Burlington Performing Arts Centre
Burlington Teen Tour Band
Canadian Breast Cancer Network
The Carpenter Hospice
(Burlington Rotary Community Hospice Inc.) Compassionate Society
Halton Learning Foundation
Mon Sheong Foundation
Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK)
Yee Hong Community Centre for the Aged
YMCA Hamilton’s Transitional Living Program
St. Joseph Villa
Halton Woman’s Place
Royal Botanical Gardens