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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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Great Connections - 'Tis the Season for Story Time at Parkland

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without a classic tale or two. To spread some Christmas cheer, Parkland at the Lakes residents are taking turns sharing stories that we all know and…

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Great Connections Holidays! Sent a Card to a Resident this Season

We know this holiday season may look different, however, you can send a warm wish or holiday greeting to a resident in one of our communities this season through our Great Connection…

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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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