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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.

‘The little things I do make somebody happy,’ Vanessa Romero, winner of the Nursing Senior Leadership Award

May 8, 2017
Vanessa Romero won the Nursing Senior Leadership Award through the Ontario Long-Term Care Association. But she didn’t always want to be a nurse…

Word of God through jokes, card tricks, stories and laughter

May 1, 2017
Tom Watson and his wife, Kristiina, have been doing non-denominational services at Royale Place Retirement Residence for 8 years, but that’s nothing compared to their journey.

Rosewood’s Cinderella is more than just an amazing volunteer — she’s ex-military

April 24, 2017
Cindy has served overseas with the Canadian Armed Forces, achieved excellence in bodybuilding and is the proud owner of a potbelly pig, but her real joy is volunteering at Rosewood Retirement Residence.

After 10 years in a drawer, this children’s book is finally for sale

April 17, 2017
Charlotte gifted her two cats, Sparkie and Raider, eternal life by writing a children’s book inspired by their many adventures.

Wii love bowling!

April 10, 2017
The Sienna Wii Bowling Tournament is held twice a year by the retirement residences in British Columbia. So what does a Sienna seniors’ virtual bowling league look like?

Winner of the 8th annual Great Pancake Games flips his flapjack over 20 times in 30 seconds

April 3, 2017
The 8th annual Great Pancake Games at Barnswallow Place Care Community pitted residents against one another in the fine art of flapjack flipping, tossing, and relay racing.

10,000 photos covering 48 years of marriage and adventure together

March 27, 2017
Sharon and Don recently renewed their wedding vows at Peninsula Retirement Residence. But how does a couple stay married for 48 years?

View extraordinary resident art in our new 360 virtual art gallery!

March 20, 2017
Painting at Muskoka Shores is about more than just art, it’s about creating something together. The beautiful pieces done by residents have captured family and team members, inspiring a calendar. Look inside to marvel at their vibrant paintings and fall in love with their creations.

Following your dreams

March 14, 2017
Gemma followed her dreams of helping people re-connect with food across an ocean.

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