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100 Years, 7,000 Kilometres, 1 War

January 17, 2018
100-year-old Donato grew up in the Italian countryside, where he worked making charcoal, picking olives, found love, and went to war.100-year-old Donato grew up in the Italian countryside, where he worked making charcoal, picking olives, found love, and went to war.

The Sienna Summer Games

January 8, 2018
Together, anything is possible. Five communities came together for the Sienna Summer Games, which raised money for local seniors in need.

A farmer’s life for me

January 1, 2018

Residents and team members at St. George Care Community took a mini vacation, getting some fresh night air on a farm.

Life at Sienna in 2017

December 25, 2017
What was life at Sienna like in 2017? It was full of laughter, warmth, and possibility. Look inside to see some of the highlights.

From server to recreation: a chalking tale

December 20, 2017

As a dining room server, Charity didn’t think her love of art would be appreciated, but what started as chalk doodles on a menu board sprouted into a new position

Capturing the sun, the wind, and the stars

December 12, 2017
83-year-old Marilyn thought she would never paint again, but now she’s teaching classes to fellow residents at Silverthorn Care Community.

Decoding the Enemy

November 28, 2017
A cipher operator in the Canadian military, Dick Archambault travelled the world decoding messages.

Bombs Away

November 27, 2017
Reginald Harrop worked in the British Royal Air Force during WWII as a bomb aimer and flight instructor.

When the sound stops

November 22, 2017

As part of the British Military Police during WWII, Joyce watched as London burned through German bombing raids, soldiers kissed their families goodbye, and children huddled underground.

Escape Artist

November 14, 2017

A soldier in the Italian army, Angelo escaped his German captors not once, but twice.

Navigating the War

November 10, 2017
Charlie Gallagher joined the British Royal Air Force when he was 17 years old, flying over the darkened skies that clouded 1944 Europe.

Thirteen-Thousand Feet

November 3, 2017
As a paratrooper in the Second World War, Sergeant Dennis Cutting has seen a thing or two, even from a bridge too far.

Here’s a tribute to our everyday heroes

October 23, 2017

The warmth of human connection is our promise to the world.

One flower and smile at a time

October 9, 2017
Donald has a way of making everyone around him smile. A resident ambassador, his enthusiasm for life will inspire you.

Nearly 100 years of service

September 25, 2017
Mark and Judith have both worked at Rockcliffe Care Community for over 40 years, and they may even be the longest-serving team members at Sienna. But why do they do it?

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