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Verna’s dream of attending university has finally come true

August 14, 2017
Look inside and watch the inspiring story of Verna’s life-long dream to study art.

The Lady in the Tower

August 8, 2017
Inge Wells was the first woman in Ontario to work in a fire tower, which stand 100-feet off the ground and surveyed the surrounding forests for fires.

The spirit of Tai Chi lives at Island Park

July 31, 2017

Diana, a team member at Island Park Retirement Residence, has been coming in on her days off to teach free Tai Chi classes to residents for 5 years.

What happens when seniors become pen pals with 11-year-olds?

July 24, 2017
Grade 5 students and seniors at Weston Terrace Care Community finally meet after 6 months of exchanging letters.

A taste of home at Maple Grove Care Community

July 17, 2017
Maple Grove Care Community has put a homey spin on meal times, offering residents more choices and opportunities for social engagement.

Seniors and high school students come together for intergenerational choir

July 10, 2017

Almost 90 people came out to watch a choir held by residents at Trillium and high school students.

104-year-old Don has ‘more life than most 25 year olds’

July 3, 2017
Don recently celebrated his 104th birthday with friends, family, and a surprise 103-year-old guest.

Poem celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary

June 30, 2017
Bob Palm is a talented poet residing at Harmony Hills Care Community, who was kind enough to share his poem “Canada” in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday.

Fashion on Fire at Fox Ridge Care Community

June 26, 2017
Fox Ridge Care Community held a resident-centric fashion show in honour of Clement, a resident who served as a firefighter for 30 years in the Brantford community.

Uncovering memories one brush stroke at a time

June 19, 2017
Bloomington Cove held their first resident art show, displaying pieces vivid in colour and texture, and reminding residents that their life is full of possibilities.

Directors of Care at Sienna up their game

June 12, 2017
The Director of Care Clinical Leadership program at York University is opening up a new avenue of post-graduate learning for nursing leaders.

Milk bags into mattresses: Spreading the warmth at Island Park

June 5, 2017
Island Park Retirement Residence recently partnered with a local volunteer to turn milk bags into mattresses for people in need.

Celebrating 73 years of marriage, life, and laughter

May 29, 2017
Gord and Margaret have been together since they were teenagers. Today they’re in their 90s, and while a lot has changed, their love has not.

42 years on the job: A health care aide’s tale

May 19, 2017
Doris began working at Muskoka Shores Care Community in 1974, at the age of 17. While a lot has changed since then, Doris’s love of her job has not.

After 30 years off the ice, Ivy returned to her old club

May 15, 2017
After 30 years off the ice, Ivy joined friends from Lincoln Park on a trip back to her old curling club.

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