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Welcome to your new home!

October 18, 2018
The new Resident Ambassador Program at Court at Laurelwood Retirement Residence has brought everyone together, strengthening connections and filling the residence with warmth.

More than a recipe: How a simple meal can make all the difference

October 11, 2018
Food has always been a way to connect people, and a culinary initiative at The Shores Retirement Residence in Kamloops, B.C., is doing just that and then some.

Life at Sienna: Meet Moses, Director of Care

October 3, 2018
Moses started at Fieldstone as a nursing student and says that for him, "if you really want to get to know residents, people, you should come to long-term care... Knowing you've made a change in so many residents' lives is very rewarding."

She said ‘Yes’ to marriage proposal at Masonville Manor

September 27, 2018
They didn’t meet at Masonville, but their love of seniors certainly helped bring them together.

What’s the secret to designing outstanding costumes for TV and film? This two-time Genie winner has an answer!

September 21, 2018

Find inspiration in the life of Olga Dimitrov, a two-time Genie winner for costume design in film, who designed for stars such as Donald Sutherland.

Finding the perfect match at 100

August 9, 2018
100-year-old Bill and 102-year-old Betty met five years ago at the dining room table. Today, they live together. Their deep connection and respect for each other will inspire you.

Taking home the gold

August 2, 2018
Hear from the resident champions of the Sienna Summer Games as they explain what it’s like to come together with peers to compete and raise money for seniors in need in their local community.

Birds of a feather woodwork together

July 24, 2018
Residents at Cedarvale Lodge joined up with students and York Region Police for an intergenerational woodworking program.

After 20 years, Johnny is rejoining the band

June 23, 2018
It’s been 20 years since Johnny played with his old band — but they’re back together for an incredible performance to raise money for seniors in need.

An Unbreakable Spirit

May 15, 2018

In war or peace, Joyce Schmalz is someone you can rely on. When she saw confusion and inequality affecting seniors, Joyce co-founded what is now Seniors First BC.

One woman & 500 Toques for the Homeless

April 25, 2018
Daisy may be 90 years old, but that hasn’t stopped her from crocheting 500 toques and donating them to the Salvation Army.

More than a Volunteer, Jeannie is a Friend

April 17, 2018
Jeannie, a volunteer at Cherry Park, has been reading with Valmai for a year. Somewhere between the pages of a book they became close friends.

140 pots before Christmas

March 21, 2018
Clay and pottery have always been in Jane’s life. Today, she uses her love of clay to spread joy and help fill empty bellies.

Helping the voices be heard

March 5, 2018
Jane Pristach is the executive director of Norfinch Care Community and winner of the 2017 Ontario Senior Achievement Award.

Written in the Stardust

February 27, 2018
Music has been with Audrey since she was a young girl. Now, she shares her gifts with everyone at Island Park, where she lives.

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