Strategic Plan: April 2018-March 2023

Shannex’s April 2018 – March 2023 Strategic Plan was created with the valuable input of many residents, employees, families and stakeholders. Thank you to everyone who contributed to its development. The strategic plan establishes Shannex’s vision of Leading the Way to Better Living through excellence in resident care and service. It sets the priorities for…

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Arborstone receives funding to conduct research on nursing home soundscapes

In nursing homes, noise is unavoidable as residents and team members go about their days. Just as music and other pleasant sounds can benefit health and wellness, excessive noise can have a negative effect our body’s ability to heal, relax and be well. For people living with dementia and other cognitive impairments, noise can sometimes…

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A Conversation About Care

On June 26, a group of employees came together to have a conversation about care. The video-recorded discussion allowed the group to talk about their commitment to care and show the human side and perspective of those who work directly with residents, delivering the best quality care and service every day. The video features Joseph Shannon, Jason Shannon, Catherine MacPherson and eight employees…

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Letter To Our Valued Community

May 25, 2018 There is nothing we value more than the health, wellbeing and quality care of the residents living in our homes.  Over the past 30 years, thousands of residents have made their home in a Shannex community. Often, they face complex and evolving conditions which can be challenging. Two of our organizational values…

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Shannex Supports Bell Let’s Talk Day

Halifax— Today, Shannex employees will join Canadians from across the country in a conversation about mental health in support of Bell Let’s Talk Day. We are proud to support organizations in our community that raise awareness and funds for mental health research and programs, and are encouraging all employees to get involved by texting, calling…

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Shannex Issues Call for Applications for its Resident and Family Advisory Committee

Shannex is committed to understanding residents’ needs in order to continuously improve the quality of care and services provided. We are currently seeking applications for our Resident and Family Advisory Committee. The Committee could be consulted on a variety of initiatives and may be asked to: Review and provide input on resident-centered policies and practices…

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Celebrating National Infection Control Week

HALIFAX – This week, Shannex is recognizing National Infection Control Week, along with health care providers from across the country, Created 29 years ago, National Infection Control Week highlights infection control efforts in Canadian hospitals, long-term care facilities and in the community. It is an opportunity for infection control professionals to educate staff and the…

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Report to Community - April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017

The 2016-2017 Report to Community highlights the continued growth and improvements we’ve made in year four of our Corporate Strategic Plan, and tells the stories of Great Big Ideas that have made a positive and lasting impact on the organization and community.

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Walk for Alzheimer's

Thank you to everyone who participated in, donated to, or supported the Walk for Alzheimer’s events this year. This was our first year as presenting sponsor in New Brunswick and we continued the tradition of sponsoring the Nova Scotia walks as well. Alzheimer’s and other dementias impact so many of us. We know how important strong support systems, education,…

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The July 2017 Issue of Connections is Now Available!

The July issue of Connections is now available! This issue is full over beautiful photos and heartwarming stories about the Great People of Shannex. Clients, families and employees have been very busy over the spring being social, trying new things and celebrating each other. You’ll find stories about clients like Dorothy Archibald who, at 88…

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Walk for Alzheimer's

Thank you to everyone who participated in, donated to, or supported the Walk for Alzheimer’s events this year. This was our first year as presenting sponsor in New Brunswick and we continued the tradition of sponsoring the Nova Scotia walks as well. Alzheimer’s and other dementias impact so many of us. We know how important strong support systems, education,…

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The July 2017 Issue of Connections is Now Available!

The July issue of Connections is now available! This issue is full over beautiful photos and heartwarming stories about the Great People of Shannex. Clients, families and employees have been very busy over the spring being social, trying new things and celebrating each other. You’ll find stories about clients like Dorothy Archibald who, at 88…

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Team Shannex supports Coldest Night of the Year

For the last two years Brad Dykens, a CCA from Orchard Court, has led Team Shannex in participating in the Coldest Night of the Year, a fundraiser for hungry, homeless, and hurting individuals and families across Canada. The Shannex Team went above and beyond this year and exceeded their fundraising goal by raising approximately $4,000.…

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Pink Shirt Day

Today, February 22nd, Shannex employees are wearing pink shirts (or scrubs) in support of Pink Shirt Day. We know that bullying is not only a problem on school grounds—it happens around boardroom tables, in lunch rooms and in many social settings. Everyone deserves to be respected and we want everyone to feel safe, supported and…

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RESCHEDULED: Parkland at the Lakes - Phase 2 hosts job fair Dec. 12

UPDATE: Please note that the 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. session has been rescheduled due to weather conditions. It will now take place on Wednesday, December 14th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Parkland at the Lakes – Phase 2 is excited to host a Job Fair on December 12, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to…

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Doctor Bill Thomas and the Age of Disruption

HALIFAX, NS – Shannex is proud to be the premier sponsor for the Atlantic Canadian leg of Doctor Bill Thomas’ Age of Disruption Tour. One of the most innovative and creative thinkers working in medicine today, he will make a series of stops across Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in June. Created by Dr. Bill…

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2016 Walk for Alzheimer’s, Presented by Shannex

HALIFAX – The Annual Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia’s Walk for Alzheimer’s is slated for May 1, 2016, and Shannex is proud to be the presenting sponsor again this year. The walk will be held at the Cunard Centre in Halifax, Centre 200 in Sydney and new this year, Wolfville’s Waterfront Park. Sadly, more than…

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Talk About Health in Clayton Park

Shannex has partnered with the Nova Scotia Health Authority to host a series of conversations that will give you the opportunity to share your opinions. Join us for Talk About Health, where you can join a conversation about the health of Nova Scotians and what that means for us as individuals, communities and as a…

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Talk About Health Cape Breton

Clients and members of the public are invited to attend an important discussion about healthcare in Nova Scotia. The province is spending more and more money on health care, but Nova Scotians aren’t getting any healthier. This is a big challenge and the health system can’t solve this problem alone. We need your help! Shannex…

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Talk About Health at Parkland at the Gardens

Nova Scotia is spending more and more money on health care, but Nova Scotians aren’t getting any healthier. This is a big challenge and the health system can’t solve this problem alone. We need your help! Shannex has partnered with the Nova Scotia Health Authority to host a series of conversations that will give you…

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The October 2018 Issue of Connections is Now Available!

Welcome to the latest issue of Connections! This is the perfect time of year to reflect on all we have to be thankful for, and it is clear that many of you enjoy the opportunity to recognize and express gratitude for each other all year round. In this issue you’ll read about residents in New…

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The July 2018 Issue of Connections is now available!

The July issue of Connections is now available! With so many fun activities happening on our campuses during the spring and summer, its pages are full of smiles and great stories about our great people and the wonderful residents that inspire us every day. Be sure to read about Acadian specialties served in Moncton, one…

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Special Edition of Connections Now Available! Celebrating 30 Great Years

We are very proud to present this very special edition of Connections to commemorate our 30th anniversary. This edition features milestones and stories from the past 30 Great Years. A sincere thank you to everyone who shared their stories and memories with us. This edition would not have been possible without their help. We hope…

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The December 2017 Issue of Connections is now available!

The December issue of Connections is now available! With the holiday season fast approaching, this issue is filled with many examples of the spirit of giving. Learn more about our partnership with the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia and their Festival of Trees Luncheon, read a beautiful poem of gratitude shared by Sister Rose Mary Mombourquette,…

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The October 2017 Issue of Connections is Now Available!

The October issue of Connections is now available! This issue is filled with amazing things happening at sites all across our organization. Read about the opening of our newest campus, Faubourg du Mascaret in Moncton, new construction projects in Miramichi and Etobicoke, Ontario, an update on Parkland Antigonish an some great renovations at Parkland Clayton Park. You’ll…

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The July 2017 Issue of Connections is Now Available!

The July issue of Connections is now available! This issue is full over beautiful photos and heartwarming stories about the Great People of Shannex. Clients, families and employees have been very busy over the spring being social, trying new things and celebrating each other. You’ll find stories about clients like Dorothy Archibald who, at 88…

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The April 2017 Issue of Connections is Now Available!

This issue of Connections features vibrant and exciting stories from the winter months. Clients, families and employees warmed our hearts during the last few cold months and kept themselves more than busy with countless activities and events. You’ll find stories of clients and staff like Mona and Jana from Parkland at the Lakes. We also highlight some…

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The December 2016 Issue of Connections is Now Available!

This issue of Connections features some truly Great People. People who spend their careers watching over others, who fully embrace their passion, who selflessly go above and beyond to bring happiness to clients, and those who inspire us with their ability to adapt to change. You’ll find stories of clients like Harold Searle, who tells us what…

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The October 2016 issue of Connections is Now Available

This issue of Connections celebrates the ways we nourish our soul. On the cover and in the centrefold, you’ll find photos and stories about our commitment to locally grown produce, our strong relationships with local farms and suppliers, and how we work hard to continuously improve the dining experience at Parkland Retirement Living and our Shannex nursing homes. You’ll find stories about…

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The July 2016 issue of Connections is Now Available

In this issue, you’ll find stories of innovation, community spirit and service excellence, including the story of how a client’s lifelong generosity led to a facility that will help others for years to come (page 9), news about our community partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia (page 4), and innovative new client programs…

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