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Great People make Great Connections

Often, the impact our Great People have in the lives of residents and their families extends far beyond the exceptional care and service provided. A hand to hold. A listening ear. A voice of encouragement on a hard day.  

Great Connections celebrates the strong relationships and meaningful experiences that make up our vibrant, warm and supportive Shannex, Parkland and Faubourg communities.

By clicking the “Make a Connection” button below, you will be asked to complete a short online form so your message or photos can be collected and then distributed to the appropriate residents or team members at sites.

If you use social media, you can also share kind messages with residents and team members more broadly by sharing posts using the hashtag #GreatConnections. These posts will be sent to our communities on a weekly basis to spread kindness and share appreciation for our team members.

Share a warm wish, photo or thank you message today; it only takes a few minutes to “hit send” and make someone smile.


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We would love to hear your Great Connection

There are two ways to share your Great Connection story on our website. Residents, families and our team members can submit a Caught You Being Great nomination to recognize an individual or group for going above and beyond. Some of these nominations will be featured as part of our Great Connections program. Or, send an email to connections@shannex.com to describe your experience, recognize a team member or volunteer or express your support.


COVID-19 has impacted us all and we have taken steps to make sure our communities stay healthy and safe. However, while staying well and protecting seniors remains our top priority, this has made connections between family members a little challenging. We recognize these relationships are vital to residents and loved ones.

We will continue to share stories of perseverance, courage and honour the human spirit as we work through this together.

This Great Connection focuses on our location in Truro and team members who are making sure these touch points still happen.


A Different Kind of Birthday

Teanna Hilliston is an employee at Arborstone Enhanced Care, but at the current time, she is a support service worker in our Parkstone regional designated care area (DCA). She volunteered to work…

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A Team of Heroes!

Maplestone Enhanced Care in Halifax was the proud recipient of the Community Hero of the Day by FX 101.9 radio on August 27! The nomination came from Amelia Macdonald. Her mom is…

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Great connections happen when a team comes together

The Recreation Department at Vimy Court in Truro, Nova Scotia, nominated their entire team for the AA Munroe Insurance Healthcare Heroes Campaign. And they’re featured on Munroe’s website here: https://www.aamunro.com/stories/vimy-court/! The Recreation…

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Sandy Wilson Superstar

Sandy Wilson – Shannex Superstar

Sandy is a Continuing Care Assistant who works at our Arborstone Enhanced Care community. She has been providing care to Shannex residents for 23 years. When an opportunity arose to volunteer to…

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Parkland Storytellers

Who doesn’t love a bedtime story? This tradition is a large part of many of our fondest memories and Parkland at the Lakes wanted to make sure visitor restrictions due to the…

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Families Helping Shannex Residents and Employees Stay Safe

As the current COVID-19 situation evolves, we continue to add precautionary measures to protect residents and team members in all of our communities. When Dr. Greg Burk, an Endodontist in Halifax, heard…

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Real Connections in a Virtual World

Since the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken extra precautions to keep residents safe during these unprecedented times. This includes restricting visitors at all of our homes. We know…

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Music for the heart and soul

Music is such an important part of resident life and mental health. We know that social distancing is critical during these challenging times, however, it doesn’t mean we still can’t be social.…

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We're All in This Together: A Community Comes Together Amid COVID-19

  Communities supporting each other in this changing climate is a testament to the human spirit and highlights how much we all rely on each other when times get tough. Recently, we…

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More Than a Day of Beauty

Going to the hair salon is about so much more than an appointment to get your hair done, it’s an opportunity to socialize and a chance to catch up with friends. With…

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Love Will Find a Way

At Fergus Hall, located on Parkland Truro campus, team members hatched a plan to make sure residents can still visit with their loved ones. Recently, the team began noticing family members were…

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Meet the Uke Group

Learning a new instrument may be challenging at any age, but Parkland Truro residents are up to the task and ready to rock and roll! The Parkland Truro ukulele group, or “uke…

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Sarah's Sound Approach

Few people are as passionate about music as Sarah Condran, who works as a music therapist at Arborstone Enhanced Care in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Sarah is a very important part of resident…

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Spreading the Love in Cape Breton

When Breton Ability Centre reached out to their community to help make this Valentine’s Day a special one for residents, Harbourstone Enhanced Care knew they were the right people to answer the…

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Cupid Lands at the Lakes: Genevieve & Eric

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a story about love? When Genevieve started her new beginning at Parkland at the Lakes (PAL) almost two years ago, the last thing…

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Love at the Lakes: The Story of Anna and Bob

Anna has always had a passion for travel. In 1960, Anna and three of her friends set out from Newfoundland on a daring adventure: to work their way across Canada! Little did…

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Maureen's Music for Mental Health

Maureen Banyard, a resident at Parkland at the Gardens, is a campaign champion. Maureen’s most recent cause is fundraising for the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia. This campaign is centered around…

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Connecting Across Generations

Every fall, residents of Parkland in the Valley enjoy lively Tuesday mornings with grade three and five students from Quispamsis Elementary School. Students and residents get to know each other by reading…

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Great People: Spotlight

Lisa Snodgrass, BN, RN, CIC is the Regional Clinical Support Partner for New Brunswick. She recently achieved an internationally recognized standard of competence in the infection prevention & control field. Lisa is…

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Holiday Message

The holidays are a time to share joy with friends and family in places we call home.  Unfortunately, many people don’t always have loved ones to share in these special times, but…

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The holiday spirit shines bright in Sydney

There’s something extra special about sharing a meal with friends and family during the holidays. Whether we’re renewing long-standing connections or making new ones, getting together to share a few laughs and…

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