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70+ Years of Love

Wednesday February 7, 2018
Love is in the air at Waterford Barrie Retirement Residence! Congratulations to all of the amazing couples who came out to celebrate their many years of wedded bliss!

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Suiting up for better understanding

February 2018
Brian Richardson, Chief Marketing Officer at Sienna, recently underwent an aging-simulation experience in order to gain a greater appreciation for what life is like for older seniors.

residents and members of the craft club at the Waterford Kingston Retirement Residence

Waterford Kingston Retirement raises over $2,000 for the Alzheimer Society of Kingston

Thursday February 1, 2018
Waterford Kingston Retirement wins the 2017 Great Coffee Break Challenge Cup for raising more money for the Alzheimer Society of Kingston than any other group in the area.

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Noelle’s Gift Gala raises $250,000

Sunday January 28, 2018
Noelle’s Gift is a charity raising money for children in need. This year’s gala was coordinated by Joe Paquette, a chef at Fairwinds Lodge Retirement Residence

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Walk with them

January 2018
Joanne Dykeman, Executive Vice President of Operations at Sienna, shares her experience shadowing a PSW for a day.

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Ask an expert: Fortified food and supplements

Winter 2018
Food and dining are key to quality of life for many residents in long-term care. This paper discusses malnutrition and how to avoid it.

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We’ve been very fortunate and very happy

Friday December 29, 2017
John and Betty, residents at Waterford Barrie Retirement Residence, share their secret to a happy life together.

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What’s kept us together

Friday December 29, 2017
Hilda and Herbert, residents at Waterford Barrie Retirement Residence, share their secret to a happy life together.

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It’s been an unbelievably happy, happy time

Friday December 29, 2017
John and Marnie, residents at Waterford Barrie Retirement Residence, share their secret to a happy life together.

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No words to describe love

Friday December 29, 2017
Norman and Mary, residents at Waterford Barrie Retirement Residence, share their secret to a happy life together.

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Sharing the ups and downs

Friday December 29, 2017
Lawrence and June, residents at Waterford Barrie Retirement Residence, share their secret to a happy life together.


Bloomington Cove wins Award for Person-Centred Care

December 2017
Bloomington Cove Care Community in Stouffville has won the 2016/2017 GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care award.

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A Digital Exploration

Thursday December 14, 2017
Grade 6 class takes residents from Traditions of Durham Retirement Residence in Oshawa on a virtual reality tour.

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Christmas traditions with Barb Richards and Rogers

Wednesday December 13, 2017
Residents at Waterford Barrie talked about their Christmas traditions with Barb Richards from Rogers TV.

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CyberSeniors at Peninsula Retirement Residence

Wednesday November 29, 2017
Teenagers and seniors pair-up and explore the internet together, providing valuable teaching experience for the teens, and a world of connectivity for seniors.

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Norfinch ED among Ontario Senior Achievement Award recipients

Tuesday November 28, 2017
Jane Pristach, executive director at Norfinch Care Community is among the 2017 Ontario Senior Achievement Award recipients.

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Red Oak’s CyberSeniors program connects generations

Wednesday November 15, 2017
The CyberSeniors program at Red Oak Retirement Residence in Kanata is helping to change the way seniors look at the internet.

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Trillium Retirement and Care Community knits over 100 scarves for those in need

Tuesday October 24, 2017
Over 100 scarves have been knit by residents at Trillium Retirement and Care Community in Kingston. The scarves will be donated to those in need this winter.

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Island Park Retirement Residence launches expansion project

Monday October 23, 2017
The expansion will add 57 studio, one- and two-bedroom suites, as well as recreation, wellness, and dining amenities to accommodate the new residents.

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Sundowning program for night owls

Monday October 2, 2017
An innovative new program at Camilla Care Community helps residents who are up late at night enjoy social activities.

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Cushioning the impact of dementia at Maple Grove

Tuesday September 5, 2017
Grab-and-go activity cushions have really helped one resident at Maple Grove Care Community.

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Deerwood Creek raises $450 for Lumacare

Monday August 21, 2017
“We are very grateful for this generous contribution, which will be going directly to Lumacare’s Innovation Centre fundraising program, specifically the Hopewell Adult Day Program Pilot Project.”

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Pacifica Retirement Residence gives back to 911 crews

Friday August 18, 2017
Pacifica Retirement Residence celebrated Surrey’s bravest with a ‘50s-themed party.

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Residents take a drive down Memory Lane

Friday August 4, 2017
Muskoka Shores Care Community enjoyed its 2nd annual car show, complete with candy floss, root beer floats and a DJ.

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Nawin has been volunteering with us at Villa Leonardo Gambin since 2011

Tuesday July 18, 2017
“Nawin is loved and respected by [everyone]. His selflessness and dedication is both admired and appreciated by those who work with him,” Louise Facca, a manager.

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Canada Day 150 Celebration at Kensington Court

Saturday July 1, 2017
This fantastic party featured live music, cake, door prizes and the election of Mr & Mrs Kensington Court Canada 2017!

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Seniors helping seniors at Island Park Retirement Residence

Monday June 19, 2017
Island Park held a seniors extravaganza, raising close to $1,540 for Community Care Northumberland.

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Sienna for Seniors Luau

Friday June 16, 2017
Cedarvale Lodge Hawaiian-style luau raises $2,250 for seniors in need.

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Incredible doctors’ cook-off heating up for the third year 

Thursday June 1, 2017
Plans for the 3rd Annual Incredible Doctors’ Cook-off are heating up as the eight teams prepare to concoct winning recipes for the fundraiser.

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A firsthand look at life in Barnswallow Place — with ice cream!

Thursday June 1, 2017
Residents and family at Barnswallow Place are looking forward to their first family-council inspired event — ice cream day!

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Mariposa Gardens honours Karen Woods as Volunteer of the Year

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
“You can tell with her it’s all about giving back to the community and quality of life,” said Jannine Rennie, volunteer coordinator.

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The Sarnia Observer’s Volunteer of the Week: Zahra

Monday, April 24, 2017
Zahra has been volunteering at Fairwinds Lodge Retirement Residence for over 3 years, and she’s brilliant at it!

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Greenwood Hills Bluegrass band spreads joy at Barnswallow Place

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Residents at Barnswallow Place Care Community in Elmira enjoyed an afternoon of fun with the Greenwood Hills Bluegrass band.

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Loving life at 100

Friday, March 24, 2017
Cedarvale Lodge resident, Betty Walck, shares the secret to a long and happy life: Changing with the times.

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Mission accomplished for Fieldstone Commons resident

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Mary Long spent 16 years as a missionary in Africa.

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Hatching a program at Peninsula

Monday, February 27, 2017
Residents relive childhood memories on the farm through the Hatch-A-Chick program, facilitated by team members at the retirement residence. 

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Bloomington Cove Care Community wins long-term care award

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
This Sienna care community in Stouffville was chosen from 633 communities in Ontario to win Person-Centred Home of the Year.

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Couples celebrate 175 years of love at Peninsula

Friday, February 17, 2017
Three couples renewed their wedding vows for Valentine’s Day at Peninsula Retirement Residence.

Bob Mercer

Former WWII explosives expert shares insights

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Celebrating the unique life experience of Woods Park resident Bob Mercer.

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Girl Guides honour 101-year-old resident at Trillium Retirement Residence

Sunday, January 15, 2017
101-year-old Betty McAskill, honorary lifetime Girl Guides member, was awarded her 85-year Girl Guide pin.

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Barrie Colts Surprise Owen Hill Care Community with a Pizza Party

Monday, January 9, 2017
The Barrie Colts surprised veterans, residents and family at Owen Hill Care Community with a three-hour visit, several boxes of pizza, and a signed jersey and poster.

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A dream come true at Royale Place Retirement Residence

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Verna Clancy has always loved art, but she’s never had a chance to study it — until now. 

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Pacifica Retirement Residence’s Festival of Trees raises over $6,200

Thursday, December 22, 2016
Pacifica’s seventh annual Festival of Trees was a huge success, managing to raise over $6,000, all of which will be donated to the Peace Arch Hospital emergency department expansion.

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Spreading some Holiday cheer at Island Park Retirement Residence

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
This Holiday Season, Island Park gave back by helping-out a local family in need. We hope they like what Santa left under their tree.

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Victoria Manor achieves highest status of accreditation

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Victoria Manor has successfully achieved the highest level of accreditation status from the International Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

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An Afternoon of Christmas Music at Red Oak Retirement Residence

Monday, December 12, 2016
The voices of the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus provided an afternoon of Christmas music at the Red Oak Retirement Residence

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The explosive career of a Pacifica resident 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Wim Roozeboom has made over 100 documentary films in some of the most extreme climates and locations on Earth.

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Giving to our seniors in need

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Rideau Retirement Residence is sponsoring seniors this Holiday Season through the Burnaby Christmas Bureau

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Josie spreads her magic across the Gravenhurst community 

Friday, October 21, 2016
Therapy dog visits are creating plenty of smiles with residents at Muskoka Shores and Granite Ridge Care Communities. 

student Allie Fairbarn dances with a resident of Waters Edge

Nicola Lodge considered ‘state-of-the-art’

Friday, October 21, 2016
“People needing long-term, specialized care in the Tri-Cities now have access to a new care home.” Nicola Lodge is a state-of-the-art residential care community…

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George Garrett’s great stories delight at Peninsula Retirement visit

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
A former broadcast journalist for CKNW spoke at Peninsula Retirement Residence about his new book and exciting career.

student Allie Fairbarn dances with a resident of Waters Edge

Granite Ridge resident joins growing centenarian club 

Friday, October 28, 2016
For her 100th birthday, Melba Gallivan received a greeting from Queen Elizabeth and a blessing from Pope Francis.

student Allie Fairbarn dances with a resident of Waters Edge

Couple celebrate their sweet 70th at Trillium

Monday, October 17, 2016
John and Connie Neufeld remember their wedding day on Oct. 16, 1946—three years after Connie gave him her real name!

student Allie Fairbarn dances with a resident of Waters Edge

Peninsula residents support newborns with knit-cap campaign

Friday, September 30, 2016
Since June, residents at Peninsula Retirement Residence have knitted more than 300 caps to boast awareness of Shaken Baby Syndrome.

student Allie Fairbarn dances with a resident of Waters Edge

Seniors at the senior prom

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Things are swaying at Waters Edge Care Community. North Bay high school students threw a seniors prom at the care community and danced the night away with residents.

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It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
After losing a child to cancer, Red Oak resident Edwina Eddy founded Candlelighters Canada to offer support to other parents. This month, she was honoured with the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Cross.

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Campbellford cyber seniors’ graduation a celebration of embracing technology

Monday, June 6, 2016
Five Cyber-Seniors students graduate at Island Park.

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McHappy Day at Victoria Manor

Monday, June 6, 2016
This year marks the 23rd McHappy Day in the history of McDonald's Canada.

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A day to be lauded for a lifetime of achievements

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Due credit for Barnswallow Place resident and his exceptional lifetime of achievements.

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A true artist at Pacifica

Monday, April 18, 2016
Pacifica Retirement Residence in Surrey celebrates resident Wim Roozeboom’s lifetime of achievements.

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Innovation of the Year

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Connecting seniors to the virtual world of social media pays off in spades at Sienna Senior Living.

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Therapy dog program health benefits at Island Park

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Medical experts and therapeutic dog organizations say that animal-assisted therapy can significantly reduce pain, anxiety, depression and fatigue in people with a range of health problems.

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Good News for Residents of Bloomington Cove Care Community

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Dipika Damerla, visited Stouffville's Bloomington Cove Care Community, where more than 30 resident spaces will be upgraded.

Love is in the air of Owen Hill

Love was in the air at Owen Hill Care Community!

Monday, March 21, 2016
Residents and staff of Owen Hill Care Community celebrated Valentine's Day with a 50’s themed dance.

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Cedarvale Lodge's successful vow renewal ceremony for Valentine’s Day

Friday, February 19, 2016
Six couples demonstrated love is timeless, and ageless, by tying the same knots they said “I do” to decades ago.

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Outbreak Taskforce supports safe discharge for patients

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Streetsville Care Community's innovative and collaborative partnership with Trillium, your LHIN and the Region of Peel!

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Muskoka Shores helping Grace to celebrate her milestone birthday

Monday, February 1, 2016
Grace Mason is turning 100 years old on Feb. 9 and her son Wayne has a birthday party planned.

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Business awards honour Pacifica Retirement Residence

Sunday, January 31, 2016
Congratulations to the team at Pacifica Retirement Residence for receiving a Business Excellence Award from the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce!

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Tech-Savvy Teens Teach Seniors to Surf the Web

Monday, January 11, 2016
Today, Donna is typing on a keyboard and learning how to send an email to her granddaughter for the first time.

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The Christmas spirit is clearly in the air at Island Park

Friday, December 18, 2015
The spirit of giving is taking on a new face this year at Island Park Retirement Community as residents put their festive energy into buying gifts for a local family in need.

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Farm-fresh delicacies served up at fundraiser

Sunday, November 15, 2015
Chefs from Peninsula (Surrey), Pacifica (Surrey), and Astoria (in Port Coquitlam) Retirement Residences – took part in a friendly cooking competition, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

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Cook for the Cure serves up a winning evening

Friday, October 30, 2015
Island Park Retirement Residence held its second annual Cook for the Cure and the event received rave reviews.

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Six Sienna homes benefit from Ministry funding for nurse practitioners

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Seventy-five new nurse practitioners in Ontario will play a key role in addressing complex challenges faced by many long-term care communities.

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Traditions of Durham dreams program creates new garden

Monday, August 17, 2015
Oshawa community gets to the root of the problem so a local senior can enjoy his garden again.

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Runners making Dash to Defeat Dementia

Friday, August 14, 2015
“My wish is to one day hear someone say I am an Alzheimer survivor. We hear that of cancer, but never hear of for Alzheimer’s,”

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The Cyber Seniors Program: Connecting Generations

Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Through Cyber Seniors, we were bridging the gap between two very distant generations.

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Island Park resident gets to witness her grandson’s wedding in British Columbia

Monday, August 03, 2015
Campbellford - The wonders of technology may not be clearly understood by Clara Nader, but the benefits are now undeniable.


Tullamore Care Community Celebrating 50 Years of Caring

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Tullamore Care Community celebrated their 50th Anniversary on June 24th among staff members, special guests, friends and family.

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Silverthorn Care Community celebrates their new name

June 2015
The change was inspired by the organization`s new vision, to awaken the communities to the positive possibilities of life`s next chapters.

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Owen Hill Care Community Grand Opening

June 2015
Leisureworld Caregiving Centre became Owen Hill Care Community.

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Muskoka landscape inspires rebranding direction

Thursday, June 04, 2015
A local seniors’ residence in Gravenhurst is embracing its surroundings with the launch of a new moniker.


A new name for Lincoln Park

Wednesday, June 03, 2015
A local retirement home has changed its name to celebrate the connection to the area and local community.


A longtime senior home on West Street gets new name

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Leisureworld Caregiving Centre – Brantford is now Fox Ridge Care Community, part of Sienna Senior Living.

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Name change part of Cedarvale’s connection to Georgina

Thursday, May 14, 2015
The business of seniors care comes with more than a few shades of grey.

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New name for Stouffville dementia care facility

Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Speciality Care Bloomington Cove Long Term Care Centre has changed its name to Bloomington Cove Care Community.


Leisureworld changes name to Secord Trails Care Community

Monday, May 04, 2015
Leisureworld Caregiving Centre – Oxford has changed the name of its home in Ingersoll to Secord Trails Care Community.