Both sides of the connection coin

A truly meaningful connection is, almost by definition, reciprocal. Often, we only hear one side of the story, but there are always at least two. Today's Great Connection provides a unique opportunity…

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Boating for every body

It's difficult to overstate the importance of the Great Connections we make with the communities we call home. By building meaningful relationships with people, organizations, places and our natural surroundings, we enrich…

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Connecting for 50 years

Almost by definition, being part of a community means making Great Connections with groups of like-minded people. Many Shannex, Parkland and Faubourg residents have been active participants in a variety of organizations…

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The magic of music

It is no secret that music has a powerful effect on our emotions. The right song can get your toes tapping, take you back to specific moment in time, calm you down…

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Sometimes you go to the community, sometimes the community comes to you

We may not think about it very often, but many of the connections we create as we go about our days are made with local businesses and vendors in our communities. These…

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A Friendship for the Ages

Lasting friendships are one of the most powerful types of connections we experience in our lifetimes. And if we're lucky, some of these Great Connections really do last a lifetime. Today we're…

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Honey Bunny's Fluffy Friendship

As anyone who has ever had a pet can confirm, animals make Great Connections too. At Parkland Riverview's Monarch Hall, a resident rabbit named Honey Bunny offers comfort and joy to residents…

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Great Global Connections

Throughout our lives, we create connections with a variety of things, including people, pets, places and cultures. Celebrating the diversity of our communities is one of the ways that Shannex strives to…

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The Ambassador of Embassy Hall

One of the best ways to establish Great Connections is to ask questions and listen carefully to the answers. We recently asked Dale, whose mother Edna is a resident at Embassy Hall…

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"She is getting the best care possible and living her best life"

Making Great Connections with the people around us does more than lift our spirits, it can also have an impact on our mental and physical health. This is a story of a…

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With a Song in Your Heart

One of the wonderful things about Great Connections is that they come to us from many different perspectives. We get stories about exceptional resident care from family members, residents and other employees.…

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How Caregivers Make a House a Home

Jean Perry’s story truly represents the bonds that develop between caregivers and residents in long term care (LTC). Transitioning into life in a LTC site can be stressful and confusing for residents…

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Say Hello to Carlos

A Great Connection can take many forms, and at Northumberland Hall, it takes the shape of a large stuffed toy named Carlos. Carlos was brought in and is taken care of by…

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Outstanding Care and Compassion

With the launch of the Great Connections program comes an opportunity to share a particularly moving example of why we do what we do each and every day. This letter by Dave…

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A Visit from Nipper

Sometimes coincidence can lead to the most amazing connections. One of our team members, Recreation Coordinator Amanda Banks, recently made a mission out of creating a Great Connection for Carol, a resident…

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