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Seeing our aging loved ones post COVID-19

Pearl and Pine

In order to keep our loved ones healthy and safe many adult children are not seeing their parents through this COVID-19 quarantine.  At some point we will re-enter each other's homes and we may notice changes that lead us to believe a change is needed. What kinds of changes, other than obvious physical...

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A few lovely words from our resident Alan

Lasalle Park

I moved into my two bedroom suite in August, 2014. It took a while to settle down but with the help of very friendly staff at LaSalle, I soon felt at home. There is always something to do with various activities and interesting trips available for anyone who wishes to participate. With our current pandemic...

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Reenie enjoying a family visit from her balcony

Lasalle Park

This weekend Reenie, one of our residents, enjoyed a nice visit from her family members. They set up an area in the parking lot, sang and played their instruments while Reenie watched and sang along from her balcony.

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Ice-Cream Sundaes

Rocky Ridge

To brighten up a rainy day outside our Lifestyle Manager Kate put her own spin on the “Ice Cream Truck”.  Room to room she went serving up some very delicious sundaes to our residents here at Rocky Ridge Retirement Community!

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Now introducing....our new Facebook page!

Royal Henley

Are you on Facebook and curious about what we are up to here at The Royal Henley? Check out our new Facebook page and give us a like! https://www.facebook.com/Royal-Henley-Retirement-Community-112030227157749  

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Welcome to our happy place!

Lasalle Park

We are so excited about the sunny and warm days to come. Our garden and assisted living patio are ready for our residents to enjoy.

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Hearts in the Window

Rocky Ridge

There is a growing movement of people displaying hearts in their windows to provide a sense of community and joy during the pandemic.   Leanne, our lovely Business Manager wanted to create something special for our residents. 

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Inspiring each other one step at a time!

Lasalle Park

Our beautiful staircase now showcases quotes to keep our spirits bright every day. The Superstar Wall, made up of letters and emails from grateful residents and their families, is another reminder of how much our staff is appreciated. Thank you for all you do!

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Mr. Sub lunch for our team was a huge hit!

Lasalle Park

Our staff is going above and beyond during these challenging times and it is important for us to take the time and recognize their efforts with special gestures. Thank you Sonia and Steve from Mr. Sub in Aldershot for the special care you took in packing and delivering the delicious subs that were enjoyed...

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We're on Facebook!

Rocky Ridge

Check us out on our new Facebook Page! https://www.facebook.com/Rocky-Ridge-Retirement-Community-112300350463649  

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Celebrating Birthdays at Walden

Walden Circle

  Our lovely Walden ladies Roberta and Beth celebrating their birthdays at Walden Circle while safe distancing with their loved ones.

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In Home Spa Day by Kate Denischuk, Lifestyle Manager

Rocky Ridge

In our weekly Spark Magazine, our Lifestyle Manager has given the following advice to our residents on having a relaxing in-home spa day!  Residents can try their hand at making a face mask or pick one up from the Front Desk. Banish Distraction Cell phones, computers, iPads; whatever you use to...

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Caring for our staff

Walden Circle

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Thank you to Rob Mann for the entertainment! We all enjoyed!

Prominence Way

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Happy International Nurses Day

Rocky Ridge

Happy International Nurses Day to all nurses around the world, but especially our Rocky Ridge staff! On behalf of the Management, staff and all of the residents here at Rocky Ridge Retirement we want to thank you for all that you do for us! The Art of Nursing Hands that turn caring into action Touch...

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Happy Nurses Week

Royal Henley

THANK YOU to all nurses for working tirelessly day and night to provide comfort and for caring for the ones we love!  Your kindness is appreciated! Click the below link to see highlights from our Nurses Week! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQGG_d3NTpo&feature=youtu.be  

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Mothers Day at Walden Circle

Walden Circle

Happy smiles from the Residents on Mothers day receiving their box of cookies and a plant from the management at Walden Circle.  A special shout out to Bonnie at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel on Sheridan Way for the fabulous delivery of exquisite cup cakes for the residents. A Big Thank You to Harster...

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Happy Mother's Day to All!

Royal Henley

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers, grandmothers, step mothers, mother in laws, aunts, wives, sisters, friends and those who LOVE with a mother's heart. From our Royal Henley family to YOU we are thinking of you all with lots of love! Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist Laurie Gunton from...

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Happy Birthday May Ella & Peter!

Royal Henley

Self isolation will not put a damper on our residents birthdays! Birthday celebrations are still special days here at The Royal Henley. Family members celebrated their loved ones birthdays by enjoying car parades, video calls via zoom, handmade posters and personal gifts!   Click below on...

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I MISS WHITE TABLECLOTHS - by Elva Hanson

Pearl and Pine

I miss white tablecloths I miss the chatter I miss hearing familiar voices all around me I miss the menus, the salt & pepper shakers I miss the servers, every single one, I miss Yogi belting out a song I miss the happy cacophony of sound I miss fresh flowers on the tables every Wednesday I...

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Radio Lives at The Russell Hill!

The Russell Hill

Who doesn't love a little comedy to keep the mood light and a smile on everyone's faces? Our Lifestyle Manager and one of our limo drivers are literally broadcasting a daily radio show with humour and great information. Hayley came up with the idea as she watched driver Tony entertain some residents...

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Clarkson Community Church

Walden Circle

Lovely thoughts and words from the Clarkson Community Church.

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It's Timmies Time

Walden Circle

Nothing like an afternoon coffee and timbit to put a smile on everyone's face.  

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How Can I Help the Seniors in my Life through this Pandemic?

Pearl and Pine

Many Canadians have older adults in their life that find themselves now in a much higher risk category than ever before.  The Chief Medical Officer is advising that anyone over 70 not go out at all which brings with it some very obvious challenges as well as some more hidden issues. We live in a...

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Kingsbridge is living up to our promise of 'So many choices, So much to do!'

Kingsbridge

We aren't letting ourselves get bored with the 'stay at home' COVID precautions.  We are offering a host of things to keep ourselves busy and engaged. Our teammate Karina has a wild imagination and we are having fun living out her ideas. Our #safehands video had 1200 views on its debut day. ...

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Hopping into Spring!

Royal Henley

  "Spring makes everything young again" On a sunny afternoon staff decorated our sidewalks with pretty pictures and messages for our residents to enjoy on their daily walks! When resident Joy saw we were decorating the sidewalks she requested a hopscotch to be drawn. A staff member did just...

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SMILES

Pearl and Pine

Pearl & Pine has many talented artists living among us!  Painters, sculptors, wood carvers and those who sketch the most beautiful things you have ever seen!  One of our residents, Gloria, was moved by the small gesture one of the Dining Room Staff did to put smiles on everyone's faces!  She drew...

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Kingsbridge Update - More than just coping

Kingsbridge

This morning, the sky is blue and the spring birds, newly returned, are singing loudly in the dawn.  When you peer out the window, life seems quite normal.  It’s spring and the grass is turning green before our eyes.  However, things are not normal.  We are practicing isolation as we weather the...

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Our Community Gives Back...to US!!!

Pearl and Pine

Twice since this COVID-19 situation came over our country and affected Pearl & Pine and all other retirement residences and Long Term Care facilities across Canada we have been the recipients of some very generous giving back! Tim Horton's here in Burlington came and surprised our amazing staff...

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Stay Safe. Isolate. Have a plan. Be well.

Kingsbridge

Special tips for Seniors Take precautions: *Stay home *Ask for telephone conference for medical appointments *Reach out to your support person(s) for regular check-ins *Wash your hands often, sanitize when handwashing is not available *Keep distance from others, minimum 6 feet *Practice self-care...

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Kingsbridge Introduces Respite Care

Kingsbridge

Kingsbridge is pleased to offer a RESPITE STAY program for those who wish to get a taste of vibrant senior living in our beautiful community, as you recuperate. Let us pamper you in our luxuriously furnished, comfortable suite, as you decide for yourself if Kingsbridge Retirement Community could be your...

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Socialization Saves Lives

Kingsbridge

As we reflect on the wonderful relationships that we enjoy throughout life, many may come to mind.  Family, neighbours, friends, colleagues, community connections all fill us with special bonds that add health and happiness to our days.  It enhances our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. Living...

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What a Splash!

Prominence Way

Residents and staff made quite a splash when they joined forces in a fierce water polo match. The heated, salt water pool was filled with fans and spectators as they cheered on their favorite team. The teams were evenly matched, but only one came out on top! Congratulations Team Angel Fish!!!! Do...

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Community, Caring and Coffee

Prominence Way

For centuries people from around the world have shared their stories over a good cup of java. Today is no exception. Recently, Prominence Way Retirement Community staff went to Sunterra Market and Starbucks to connect with a few members of the local community. Seniors were pleasantly surprised when they...

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Oh What a Night!

Prominence Way

On February 13th we had a full house! Joined by friends and neighbours, Prominence Way Retirement Community hosted a lively Valentine’s Dinner and Dance. Chef Ben served up a meal worthy of falling in love with. Jana and Danny Entertainment put on quite a show, as well, as we danced and sang along...

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Pumping Iron-Club Fit

Prominence Way

Now open, our Club Fit activity room is a buzz. Hosting state-of-the-art equipment, our residents can enjoy keeping active and fit on their own schedule. Or if one prefers, join one of the many group classes available throughout the week. If you prefer, the heated, salt-water pool is open daily. Change...

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Hello world!

Wellington West Retirement Community

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Let's Celebrate Our 10 Year Anniversary!

The Russell Hill

The Russell Hill Retirement Residence turned 10 years old in September and we're going to celebrate! On Sunday, November 24, we'll host an Open House from 2:30-4:30 pm. It will take place on our main level with three separate event spaces: Pelham Estates Wine Tasting  -  Club Room Maple Syrup...

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Summer's end, and

The Russell Hill

Summer may be coming to a close soon, but think of all the wonderful activities that happen in our vibrant city in the fall, plus the gorgeous colourful trees, cool nights and farmers' markets burgeoning with harvested vegetables. What will we be getting up to in September? Here's a list of just some...

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Spring forward!

The Russell Hill

We're almost there! Spring is right around the corner and temperatures are already moving in the right direction. We feel like it's time to celebrate after a long, cold and snowy winter. So, we're going to 'roll up the rug' and have a dance party with our two favourite party singers who always bring...

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Happy New Year!

The Russell Hill

For those of you following our blog or with a keen interest in The Russell Hill, we wish you and yours a prosperous and healthy New Year! If you have not visited us, it's easy; just call (416 922 9005) and ask for me, Valerie. It would be my - indeed, our - pleasure to meet you and to show you this...

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3 Things You Didn't Know About Chair Yoga

Clair Hills

  Chair Yoga is a modified twist to traditional yoga practices. There are a lot of benefits in doing yoga on a weekly or daily basis, but these benefits don’t stop with the mat on the floor. Some seniors are limited in mobility and getting down on your hands and knees can be more painful than...

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November....A Month to Remember.

Oak Ridges

November is the month for all of us at Oak Ridges Retirement, to remember and honour the sacrifices made by our Veterans, and those who were involved in the battles to keep our country strong and democratic. Have you heard of the Bomb Girls?  The Bomb Girls, were women who worked in munitions factories...

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Hello world!

Miller Apartments

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ORCA Open House September 22, 23

Oak Ridges

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Seniors and Snap Chat Filters for National Selfie Day

Clair Hills

Strike a pose, slap on a filter and snap a selfie! Clair Hills Retirement Community took part in National Selfie Day and the pictures will melt your heart. Staff had a great time with the challenge too! We participate in themed days and fun challenges at Clair Hills; making every day a...

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Downsizing for Seniors: When is the Right Time to Move?

Clair Hills

Looking for information about downsizing? Senior’s Move [also known as Heart of the Matter], does not believe in “downsizing” for seniors; they believe in “rightsizing”. This local professional organizing company in the KW region taught us about rightsizing and what it means to find the right...

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50’s Bash was a Blast

Clair Hills

It was a cool, early spring afternoon where the guys and gals from all over town got through the slush of the April storm to make it to the big bash. Ladies were all dolled up; wearing poodle skirts and red lipstick, guys in suits and fedoras. The night had music, dancing, some good grub and a pink Cadillac...

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Things To Consider When Choosing A Retirement Community

Oak Ridges

You have made the decision that you would like to live in a retirement community, but you don’t know where to begin.  Here are some of the things you should consider as you begin your search: LOCATION – do you want to live in your existing neighbourhood, or perhaps you would like to relocate...

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Living Wish List - Everyday dreams come true

Oak Ridges

Do you have a bucket list? Everywhere you go today, people are talking about their bucket lists – essentially it represents all the things we tend to put off because we think we’ll have time later to accomplish them. A bucket list brings happiness to your life. The Dalai Lama said, “The very purpose...

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Centenarian Club

Oak Ridges

The Harvard Medical School suggests that feeling young at heart may indeed contribute to living longer. They say that feeling younger may inspire a sense of resiliency by challenging yourself daily and by maintaining a sense of meaningfulness. Centenarians – people that have reached an age of...

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Check out what our residents are involved in this month!

Clair Hills

Join us every Thursday for our Art class or any other program that is of interest to you. Please call ahead and RSVP with Sarah Louise 519-880-8444 or sarahlouisem@clairhillsretirement.com

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October Month in Review

St. Clair Beach

October was a month filled with supporting the fighers, admiring the survivors, honoring the taken and never ever giving up hope. Staff and Community Members joined together this month to fundraise through a yummy bake sale, purchasing and wearing PINK SCB t-shirts and donationing to a cause that has...

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Men's Aquafit Class

Hollandview Trail

We've welcomed some new faces to Hollandview Trail and quite a few new faces to our heated saltwater swimming pool too! Our classes are growing in numbers including the men's class. Take the plunge! Bathing suits required!

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Rockcliffe Fall Fair

The Rockcliffe

The apple cider was flowing, the preserves and caramel corn were flying off the shelf,  but it was the hotly contested bake off that attracted the most attention. Naturally, the winner, Linda Meek will have bragging rights for the year!   A chocolate zucchinni cake will now be appearing on the...

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September in Review...

St. Clair Beach

September was a month of hustle and bustle as we enjoyed lots of beautiful sunny days and outdoor events right in our backyard at Lakewood Park! Our annual bus outing to Wagners Apple Orchard and Winery allowed us to bake and serve 10 homemade delicious apple pies. October brings with it a trip...

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Ottawa Vanier NDP candidate Emilie Taman

The Rockcliffe

[caption id="attachment_926" align="alignnone" width="178"] Emilie Taman impressed  us with her knowledge of the riding, federal issues and her thoughtful answers to the many questions from our residents.  At the Rockcliffe, we are proud to be hosting all the candidates in the Ottawa/ Vanier riding...

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Holland Marsh Wineries

Hollandview Trail

Our Community Members enjoyed their visit to the Holland Marsh Winery. They explored the beautiful grounds and vineyard while learning about the winemaking process.  Following their tour, they were guided through a tasting of six handcrafted wines.

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Farewell to Summer Cocktail Party

The Rockcliffe

Aaahhh but we had a marvelous time toasting the end of a lovely summer. The view from the Vista Lounge allowed for a perfect backdrop as we sipped a summer's end cocktail, sampled Quebec cheddar and Niagara peach hors d'oeuvres and enjoyed wonderful company.  Our next cocktail party will be just...

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August Month in Review

St. Clair Beach

Hello September! Soon enough it will be Fall and we will be welcoming some nice cooler weather. The summer months here at SCB were filled with lots of activity and fun. A ferry ride to Boblo Island was a fantastic way to spend one of the last days of Summer...there is nothing being on the water,...

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Staff Party at Woodbine Racetrack

Hollandview Trail

The Hollandview Trail staff enjoyed themselves at this year's summer staff party that took place at Woodbine Racetrack. Hollandview Trail is so lucky to have such a devoted team who all enjoy coming to work each day. A team that plays together stays together. Steve Strong, CEO of Signature Retirement...

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A perfect day in the garden

The Rockcliffe

 

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Hollandview Trail's Annual Family BBQ

Hollandview Trail

Thanks to the weather for cooperating and creating a perfect summer evening for a party. Our Community Members and their families had a great time mixing it up with each other while enjoying a delicious dinner straight from the BBQ. Our Victory Garden was the perfect place for the Toronto Banjo Band...

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Private Leslie Tetler Honored

St. Clair Beach

Special Presentation Yesterday at Dieppe Park, some of our staff and Community Members attended a very special ceremony. Our very own Leslie (Les) Tetler was honored by The Essex and Scottish with a Quilt of Valour, wrapped around his shoulders, symbolizing a great hug from the...

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Historical Hat Show

Hollandview Trail

Director of The Mobile Millinery Museum, Norma Shephard took our Community Members down a retrospective journey into history as she presented her collection of interesting hats. Each hat is a sartorial treasure evoking feelings of nostalgia and memories of special times gone by.

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August Month In Review...

St. Clair Beach

Summer is in full swing at St. Clair Beach Retirement. July was a VERY busy month with quite a few exciting events...The weather was perfect for our Canada Day BBQ. The drove to Bothwell to visit Parks Blueberries was delightful and the pies that were made delicious! Our Hawaiian Luau which included...

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Supreme Court Justices Visit the Rockcliffe

The Rockcliffe

Naturally, we were on our best behaviour. Rockcliffe Resident Mrs. Bea Ross, Chief Justice Supreme Court of  Canada,  The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin P.C. and the Honourable Mr. Justice Marshall Rothstein.

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