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The warmth at Red Oak

January 30, 2017
Gisele, a 91-year-old resident at Red Oak Retirement Residence, is extremely active in her community. Her love of music led her to start a sing-along when she moved in, and it’s only gotten bigger from there.

So you think you can soup?

January 20, 2017
Spoons collided at Lincoln Park Retirement Residence as local chefs went head-to-head for the title of Best Soup in Grimsby, raising over $2,400 for McNally House Hospice. 

A story worth sharing at Maple Grove Care Community

January 16, 2017
Maple Grove Care Community’s new intergenerational program sees Grade 7 students and residents joining together to document lives lived.

The Colts at Owen Hill

January 9, 2017
The Barrie Colts, Barrie’s hockey team, surprised residents at Owen Hill Care Community with a surprise visit and pizza.

Giant in the West

January 3, 2017
The Opa Tree, a 1,000-year-old tree on Bowen Island in British Columbia, was recently visited by Peninsula Retirement Residence. What was standing in its shadow like?

Getting a lake-side seat at Trillium Retirement Residence

December 26, 2016
Trillium Retirement Residence and Care Community brought residents back to nature on its third annual camp day. 

Shared creativity on display at Villa Leonardo Gambin

December 19, 2016
Residents at Villa Leonardo Gambin spread the love by knitting and sewing items for each other. Recently, some of their best work was on display in an art show.

The Olympic Games at Cheltenham Care Community

December 12, 2016
As the world’s most elite athletes took the stage in Rio to compete in the Olympic Games, the residents at Cheltenham Care Community did the same.

A spotlight on our stars

December 5, 2016
The stars of Owen Hill took the stage in a Hollywood themed party held in their honour.

A nurse in the navy

November 11, 2016

Mary Greenwood joined the navy in 1944 as a nursing assistant. By the time she left, over 22 years later, she was the highest ranking nurse in Canada’s reserve force.

Can’t march? Fly

November 11, 2016

After being denied a spot in the army, Don Monroe took matters into his own hands and joined the air force

An eye on the skies

November 11, 2016

“We flew in weather, most of the time, where the birds wanted to walk,” Arthur Stiff, WWII Hurricane Fighter Pilot.

Surprise news in open waters

November 11, 2016

Gordon joined the Canadian army in 1942 at the age of 19. His adventures overseas took an unexpected twist.

A woman in uniform

November 11, 2016

While WWII was being fought on the other side of the world, this side of the ocean was busy making preparations – and it wasn’t just men who wore army stripes.

Together through war and peace

November 11, 2016

“When you’re making decisions concerning a group, it has to be the right one,” — John Stringer, Chief Warrant Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1940 to 1975.

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