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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.


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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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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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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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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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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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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Have you heard of the Peabody Café?

Lodged on Main Street inside the recently opened Losier Hall on Water Street in Miramichi, you will find a real gem called the Peabody Café, named after the late Francis Peabody, founder…

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A woman of duty and honour

If you walk through the halls of our communities in the weeks leading up to Remembrance Day you can feel something hanging in the air. It is as if the building’s heart…

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A moment of reflection: A father's story

Military service runs through the veins of a family in the Colchester Cumberland region. The patriarch Harold McNutt, a WWII veteran and father of seven, has instilled a sense of duty and…

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A helping hand at Harbourstone

Every day, our team works hard to provide exceptional care to residents. It is inspiring to hear about how team members make a positive impact not just our resident’s lives but in…

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Celebrating fall, celebrating community

Fall is full of wonderful things: beautiful colours, turkey dinners, kids in Hallowe’en costumes, pumpkin pie and so much more. Many of these things bring people together, and bringing people together is…

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The wheels of connection

Sometimes the simplest things make a huge difference. It’s probably not a surprise to hear that riding a bike is a great way to boost morale. But did you know that riding…

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Home is where your PALs are

One of the comments we hear over and over again from residents in our communities is that the people who work there feel like family and that our buildings feel like home.…

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Making time

Perhaps the most important ingredient in any Great Connection is time. The time we take to share, the time we make to listen. Taking a moment to connect is how we build…

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