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A new village in Muskoka Shores Care Community

Friday September 14, 2018
Muskoka Shores Care Community turns their memory care area into a village.

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Young and old share power of music in rhythm band at Mariposa Gardens

Tuesday July 3, 2018
Mariposa Gardens Care Community and the Osoyoos Child Care Centre come together for a music and rhythm session led by MaryLou Primeau.

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Behavioural-based assessments tools help spread the Warmth of Human Connection

Sunday July 1, 2018
By using behavioural-based assessments for job applicants, Sienna can identify the right team member and tailor their learning and development plan.

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Celebrating Seniors Month at Secord Trails Care Community

Wednesday June 27, 2018
Residents and team members enjoyed a special carnival, complete with animal friends, in celebration of Seniors Month.

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Families fish together Fishing Forever event

Tuesday June 26, 2018
This year residents and families at Mariposa Gardens Care Community were happy to join the annual Osoyoos Fishing Forever event.

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Memoirs of a WWII Veteran

Monday June 25, 2018
“Don't panic! Remember, you're British!”: One of the last known survivors of HMS Spartan recalls moment German bomb sank British warship.

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Transitioning to the next step

June 2018
A documentary exploring seniors transitioning to retirement residences and long-term care communities through the eyes of their children.

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Resident throws first pitch at Oshawa baseball game

Saturday June 9, 2018
Kenneth, a 95-year-old WWII veteran and resident at Traditions of Durham Retirement Residence, threw the opening pitch in the Baseball Oshawa Military Appreciation Week game.

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Peninsula Retirement Celebrates Cyber Senior Graduation

Saturday June 2, 2018
Nine residents at Peninsula Retirement Residence graduated from their annual Cyber Seniors program.

picture of A presentation was made at Island Park Retirement Residence by Irka Dyczok, whose company Designfarm has been hired and is doing the interior design of the new build.

Island Park Retirement Residence expansion inspired by natural surroundings

Wednesday May 30, 2018
The expansion is scheduled to be completed on June 1, 2019, and is eagerly awaited by residents, team members, and the community.

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Sienna opens the market

Wednesday May 23, 2018
Lois Cormack, President and CEO, along with some of Sienna’s leaders, opened the market at the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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Walk for Dog Guides at Lincoln Park Retirement

Monday May 21, 2018
The Grimsby walk is routinely within the top 10 Canadian fundraising efforts.

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Surrey General Manager Conducts Maple Leaf Singers’ 50-Year Show

Tuesday May 1, 2018
Rob Gillis, General Manager at both Peninsula and Pacifica retirement residences, grew up with the Maple Leaf Singers, which will celebrate 50 years of entertaining with a spring show.
 

Sisters Jennifer Studer (back left) and Charlotte Phillips reflect on their mother Jean Roe’s well-lived life Tuesday. Roe, who died last Tuesday (April 17), ran out of time to finish the white and yellow blanket she had been knitting for Jennifer.

Living Life to the Fullest

Thursday April 26, 2018
Jean Roe knew that the secret to a full life, was a life filled with helping others. A volunteer for over 76 years, Jean received the Queen’s Silver and Diamond Jubilee medals in recognition of her efforts.

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Cooking up Connections at Cherry Park

Wednesday April 11, 2018
Twice a month, the South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society brings local seniors into Cherry Park Retirement Residence to cook with residents. Together, they cook up life-long connections.

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Advocating for young residents at Fox Ridge Care Community

March 2018
Almost 20 per cent of residents at Fox Ridge Care Community in Brantford are less than 60 years old.

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Expanding at Cedarvale Lodge

Thursday March 15, 2018
Cedarvale Lodge Care Community will be building 12 new long-term care spaces, allowing people living in the Keswick area to get care closer to home.

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Island Park donates over $500 to Heart and Stroke Foundation

Thursday March 8, 2018
During a month-long campaign, Island Park Retirement Residence in Campbellford raised $544 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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. 

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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

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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.