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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Comforting connections

One of the many wonderful things about retirement living communities is the variety of residents who live there. Having the entire lifestyle continuum on one campus creates opportunities for rewarding connections between…

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An ode for a nurse

Nursing homes are communities in every sense of the word. With so many people from different walks of life living and working together, Great Connections are bound to happen. Everyone brings their…

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Where everybody knows your name

In every community, there are people who just seem to know everyone and everything, who are always where they need to be when they need to be there. The Great Connections they…

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Volunteering, family-style

Because time is our most precious resource, taking a few minutes out of a busy day to spend with someone who could use a helping hand or a kind ear is one…

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Family fundraising

One of the wonderful things about Great Connections is the way they can grow and change over time. What began as an offering of support to a grandmother with breast cancer has…

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Memories of maple syrup

We all know that food can evoke powerful memories. Whether it's the smell of bread reminding us of our mother's baking or the taste of fresh strawberries  transporting us back to the…

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Not all sharks live in the water

It’s no secret that games of all kinds are a wonderful way to create Great Connections. Whether it’s bridge, curling, trivia or, in this case, pool, working together or in friendly competition…

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Memories are for sharing

There are few things in life that are certain, but one of them is that every person's journey eventually comes to an end. When someone we care about leaves us, the most…

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A top-drawer afternoon

Few things create Great Connections like sharing a little of who we are and where we come from. Cultural traditions are an important part of our lives, and sharing them with people…

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Great Pride

Pride is a powerful word. And like most things, it's better when shared. Celebrating the diversity of our friends, family and communities is a wonderful way to bring people together and make…

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Mending a broken wing

In long term care items such as stuffed animals can become an important part of residents’ daily routine, providing comfort. A bird named Gloria is a perfect example of how these treasured…

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Making the world a better place, one connection at a time

There is an endless number of ways to make Great Connections and bring a little sunshine into the world. A smile, a chat, a treat, a helping hand, a thoughtful gesture –…

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