COVID-19 Update: October 21, 2020 – COVID-19 Lessons Learned

We are an organization that has a long history of quality improvement. We know there is always room to do better and we regularly provide opportunities for our stakeholders to share their feedback with us so we can learn and improve. During the summer, as part of our process of reflecting on our performance, we…

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COVID-19 Update: September 23, 2020 – Designated Support Persons

Designated Support Persons We are pleased to support the province’s recent decision to allow Designated Support Persons (DSP) in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia licensed long term care homes. This means residents or substitute decision makers (SDM) can appoint up to two (2) individuals as their designated family/support persons while still welcoming visitors. What is…

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Great Connections - 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 a resident there and said of her care “Their staff there are very hard working they go above and beyond for their residents.…

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New Licensed Long Term Care Home Opens in Fredericton North

Neill Hall, a new licensed long term care home located at 610 Cliffe Street in Fredericton North welcomed its first resident today. With support from the Department of Social Development and a strong plan in place respecting all Public Health directives, 60 new residents from the Greater Fredericton area will be established in their new…

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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 Department wanted everyone to know just how much they are appreciated each and every day! Here is their wonderful submission. We would like…

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Resident and Family Surveys

Over the last few months, we have experienced many changes to what we would consider normal processes. We have learned so much along the way, and we are very proud of how our teams have pulled together and worked to protect residents while keeping families connected. As restrictions begin to relax, and we enter a…

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COVID-19 Update: June 18, 2020 - Welcoming Visitors Back to our Communities

We are pleased to be safely welcoming visitors back to all of our Shannex, Parkland and Faubourg communities in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as of this week. Our Ontario communities will open to visitors beginning on Sunday, June 21, 2020. How to visit Each community has a process in place that includes pre-booking a…

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New Communities Open in Miramichi

Today, Shannex New Brunswick successfully opened Bridgeview Hall, a new 81-bed licensed long term care home located at 2390 King George Highway in Miramichi. The new home is located on the same campus as the newest Parkland Retirement Living community – Parkland on the River, which also welcomed its first residents earlier this month. Bridgeview…

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COVID-19 Update: May 27, 2020 – A message to our valued community

To our valued community, Like you, I have been reading reports in the media that call into question the standards of care in some long term care communities in other jurisdictions in the country. Over the past few months as our organization has responded to COVID-19, we have taken many additional measures designed to protect…

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COVID-19 Update: May 22, 2020 – Update on resident and employee cases

We remain committed to providing open communication about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting our communities. Our priority will always be to first share information with residents, families and our team members. We will also share Community Reports regularly on our website. Currently, we have no active resident or employee…

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COVID-19 Update: May 7, 2020 – Update on resident and employee cases

We remain committed to providing open communication about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting our communities. Our priority will always be to first share information with residents, families and our team members. We will also share Community Reports regularly on our website. The following is an update on our COVID-19…

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COVID-19 Update: May 6, 2020 – Community Report

We remain committed to providing open communication about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting our communities. Our priority will always be to first share information with residents, families and our team members. We will also share Community Reports regularly on our website. We have been notified by Public Health that…

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COVID-19 Update: May 5, 2020 – A message to our valued community

To our valued community, I am pleased to announce that two residents receiving care in our Designated Care/Cohorting Areas (DCAs) after testing positive for COVID-19 are now considered recovered and they have returned home. This is very good news, especially for their families and the team members who care for them every day. Early in…

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NAOSH week 2020

North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is from May 3 to 9. It is a time to collectively renew our commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths. Our Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees would like to honour the lives of workers we have…

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Doctors Day 

Today is Doctors Day and we would like to recognize the exceptional clinical leadership and commitment of our Corporate Medical Advisor Dr. Valerie Lewis, MD, FCFP, COE during these unprecedented times. Dr. Lewis and the many other physicians we have the privilege to collaborate with every day are critical partners in providing safe and effective…

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COVID-19 Update: April 30, 2020 - Mother’s Day

Our Shannex, Parkland and Faubourg communities are home to many beloved mothers. And we know that families look forward to recognizing them on Mother’s Day. We are pleased to offer some options to help families honour their mothers and make their day special. The communications you receive regularly from your own community will include more…

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A Different Kind of Birthday - A Great Connection

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 in the DCA to ensure residents who become ill with COVID-19 continue to receive the amazing care they deserve. This was an easy…

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April 28, 2020 – Day of Mourning

In recognition of the 2020 National Day of Mourning, our Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees would like to honour the workers who lost their lives, were injured or suffered illness in the course of performing their duties. This year, the Day of Mourning takes on extra meaning with the healthcare employees working on the…

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A special tribute by Bruce, Dylan and Jodi Guthro to everyone on the front line of this pandemic

To our team members and everyone working on the front line during these challenging times, your hard work and dedication has not gone unnoticed. Today, we’re pleased to share a very special song and music video that was written and performed by Bruce, Dylan and Jodi Guthro as a tribute to you. Be proud. Stand…

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Parkland Storytellers - A Great Connection

  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 COVID-19 pandemic didn’t get in the way. PAL residents and staff teamed up to create a virtual library of their favourite children’s…

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Walk for Alzheimer's

[:en]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.[:]

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The July 2017 Issue of Connections is Now Available!

[:en]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.[:]

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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

[:en]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.[:]

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2016 Walk for Alzheimer’s, Presented by Shannex

[:fr]Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en anglais. [:]

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Talk About Health in Clayton Park

[:en]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[:]

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Talk About Health Cape Breton

[:en]Clients and members of the public are invited to attend an important discussion about healthcare in Nova Scotia.[:fr]Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en anglais.[:]

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Talk About Health at Parkland at the Gardens

[:en]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![:fr]Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en anglais.[:]

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Annual Heart Heroes Event Hosted at Parkland at the Gardens

[:en]On November 4, 2015, Parkland at the Gardens hosted the annual Heart Heroes event, a fundraiser which recognizes those who touch the hearts of Maritimer’s and work to make a difference in supporting heart health.[:fr]Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en anglais.[:]

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COVID-19 Update: October 21, 2020 – COVID-19 Lessons Learned

We are an organization that has a long history of quality improvement. We know there is always room to do better and we regularly provide opportunities for our stakeholders to share their feedback with us so we can learn and improve. During the summer, as part of our process of reflecting on our performance, we…

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COVID-19 Update: September 23, 2020 – Designated Support Persons

Designated Support Persons We are pleased to support the province’s recent decision to allow Designated Support Persons (DSP) in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia licensed long term care homes. This means residents or substitute decision makers (SDM) can appoint up to two (2) individuals as their designated family/support persons while still welcoming visitors. What is…

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COVID-19 Update: June 18, 2020 - Welcoming Visitors Back to our Communities

We are pleased to be safely welcoming visitors back to all of our Shannex, Parkland and Faubourg communities in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as of this week. Our Ontario communities will open to visitors beginning on Sunday, June 21, 2020. How to visit Each community has a process in place that includes pre-booking a…

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COVID-19 Update: May 27, 2020 – A message to our valued community

To our valued community, Like you, I have been reading reports in the media that call into question the standards of care in some long term care communities in other jurisdictions in the country. Over the past few months as our organization has responded to COVID-19, we have taken many additional measures designed to protect…

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COVID-19 Update: May 22, 2020 – Update on resident and employee cases

We remain committed to providing open communication about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting our communities. Our priority will always be to first share information with residents, families and our team members. We will also share Community Reports regularly on our website. Currently, we have no active resident or employee…

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COVID-19 Update: May 7, 2020 – Update on resident and employee cases

We remain committed to providing open communication about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting our communities. Our priority will always be to first share information with residents, families and our team members. We will also share Community Reports regularly on our website. The following is an update on our COVID-19…

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COVID-19 Update: May 6, 2020 – Community Report

We remain committed to providing open communication about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting our communities. Our priority will always be to first share information with residents, families and our team members. We will also share Community Reports regularly on our website. We have been notified by Public Health that…

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COVID-19 Update: May 5, 2020 – A message to our valued community

To our valued community, I am pleased to announce that two residents receiving care in our Designated Care/Cohorting Areas (DCAs) after testing positive for COVID-19 are now considered recovered and they have returned home. This is very good news, especially for their families and the team members who care for them every day. Early in…

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COVID-19 Update: April 30, 2020 - Mother’s Day

Our Shannex, Parkland and Faubourg communities are home to many beloved mothers. And we know that families look forward to recognizing them on Mother’s Day. We are pleased to offer some options to help families honour their mothers and make their day special. The communications you receive regularly from your own community will include more…

Read More

A special tribute by Bruce, Dylan and Jodi Guthro to everyone on the front line of this pandemic

To our team members and everyone working on the front line during these challenging times, your hard work and dedication has not gone unnoticed. Today, we’re pleased to share a very special song and music video that was written and performed by Bruce, Dylan and Jodi Guthro as a tribute to you. Be proud. Stand…

Read More

COVID-19 Update: April 23, 2020 – Community Report

We remain committed to providing open communication about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting our communities. Our priority will always be to first share information with residents, families and our team members. We will also share Community Reports regularly on our website. It saddens us to report that a resident…

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COVID-19 Update: April 18, 2020 - Community Report

We remain committed to providing open communication about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting our communities. Our priority will always be to first share information with residents, families and our team members. We will also share Community Reports regularly on our website. We have learned that a resident from the…

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COVID-19 Update: April 17, 2020 - FAQ – What happens when a resident/employee tests positive for COVID-19

FAQ – General information about COVID-19 FAQ – I have a loved one in a Shannex Long Term Care community FAQ – I have a loved one in a Parkland Retirement Living / Lifestyle Residences Community Q: If a resident at my Shannex, Parkland or Faubourg location has a confirmed case of COVID-19, what happens…

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COVID-19 Update: April 16, 2020 - Community Report

We remain committed to providing open communication about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting our communities. Our priority will always be to first share information with residents, families and our team members. We will also share Community Reports regularly on our website. As a result of contact tracing and subsequent…

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COVID-19 Update: April 14, 2020 - Designated Care/Cohorting Areas Established

As part of our pandemic plan, we continue to put in place concrete steps to protect our communities, but we understand the situation is evolving daily. As a preparatory measure and to allow us to be able to continue to care for residents affected by COVID-19 while also ensuring the safety of other residents and…

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COVID-19 Update: April 13, 2020 - Confirmed Resident Cases of COVID-19

April 13, 2020 In the past 24 hours, we have received notification from Public Health of two residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. In both cases, we have involved our organizational COVID-19 Response Team, which includes our Infection Prevention Control Specialist and Occupational Health leadership, who are now actively working with the sites. When…

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COVID-19 Update: April 11, 2020 – Media Correction

There was a news report on April 10, from Global News that incorrectly stated we have residents at our homes who had tested positive for COVID-19.  At this time, we have no residents with COVID-19. We will always communicate information related to COVID-19 cases to residents, families and team members as our priority and that…

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COVID-19 Update: April 7, 2020 – A message to our valued community

To our valued community, I am writing to you today with another update about our COVID-19 response. Over the weekend, we learned that three employees tested positive for COVID-19. This was more unsettling news for all of us. The employees work at Arborstone Enhanced Care, a licensed long-term care home in Halifax, N.S. Harris Hall,…

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COVID-19 Update: April 7, 2020 - A message to residents and families at Shannex licensed long term care communities

The following letter, from our Corporate Medical Advisor, Dr. Valerie Lewis, has been sent to all Residents, families or substitute decision makers in all Shannex licensed long term care communities. Dear residents, families and substitute decision makers of Shannex licensed nursing homes, I am writing to you as Medical Advisor with Shannex. I hope all of…

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Update to April 4, 2020 Message

The following is an update to our message from April 4, 2020 regarding three employees who tested positive for COVID-19. These employees work at the at the following locations: Arborstone Enhanced Care, a licensed long-term care home in Halifax, N.S.; Harris Hall, a private retirement living residence in Dartmouth, N.S.; and Jubilee Hall/Concorde Hall, a…

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The Winter 2019 Issue of Connections is Now Available!

The theme of people coming together runs throughout this issue of Connections. Whether it’s Caritas Residence and Mount Saint Vincent University partnering to offer students volunteer opportunities, residents, team members and friends organizing cat therapy visits at Parkland Clayton Park or everyone at Debert Court focusing on safety and going a full year without a…

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The Fall 2019 Issue of Connections is Now Available!

[:en]Happy Fall! This is always a favourite time of year for many reasons, but this year it was made sweeter by some of the exciting things going on at our Shannex, Parkland and Faubourg communities. Read all about it in the Fall Edition of Connections. [:]

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The Summer 2019 Issue of Connections is Now Available!

[:en]I think we can all agree that summer is a pretty great time of year no matter where you are. But the slower summer pace doesn’t affect activities at Shannex, Parkland or Faubourg communities. And the proof is in the pages of this issue of Connections.[:]

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The Spring 2019 Issue of Connections is Now Available!

[:en]Every year, this issue of Connections comes with warmer weather, spring blooms and time outside enjoying fresh air and sunshine.[:]

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The Winter 2018-2019 Issue of Connections is now available!

[:en]We are pleased to share the winter issue of Connections! The stories it contains shine a bright light on the deep sense of community that exists at every one of our Shannex, Parkland and Faubourg residences.[:]

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The October 2018 Issue of Connections is Now Available!

[:en]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.[:]

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The July 2018 Issue of Connections is now available!

[:en]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.[:]

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Special Edition of Connections Now Available! Celebrating 30 Great Years

[:en]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.[:]

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The December 2017 Issue of Connections is now available!

[:en]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.[:]

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The October 2017 Issue of Connections is Now Available!

[:en]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.[:]

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The July 2017 Issue of Connections is Now Available!

[:en]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.[:]

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The April 2017 Issue of Connections is Now Available!

[:en]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.[:]

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The December 2016 Issue of Connections is Now Available!

[:en]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.[:]

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The October 2016 issue of Connections is Now Available

[:en]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. [:]

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The July 2016 issue of Connections is Now Available

[:en]We hope you enjoy this July 2016 edition of Connections, and as always, please take some time to let us know what you think. We love to hear from you![:]

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The April 2016 Issue of Connections is Now Available

[:en]Written, produced and distributed by Shannex, Connections is a quarterly publication for clients, employees, families, volunteers, partners and friends of Shannex. Issue 22 is now available.[:fr]Écrit, produit et distribué par Shannex, Connections est une publication trimestrielle pour les clients, employés, familles, bénévoles, partenaires et amis de Shannex. Le numéro 21 du magazine est maintenant disponible (en anglais seulement.)[:]

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The December 2015 Issue of Connections is Now Available

[:en]Written, produced and distributed by Shannex, Connections is a quarterly publication for clients, employees, families, volunteers, partners and friends of Shannex. Issue 21 is now available. [:fr]Écrit, produit et distribué par Shannex, Connections est une publication trimestrielle pour les clients, employés, familles, bénévoles, partenaires et amis de Shannex. Le numéro 21 du magazine est maintenant disponible (en anglais seulement.)[:]

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The October 2015 Issue of Connections is now available

[:en]Summer and early fall certainly have been a busy time for Shannex this year. Take a look through this issue of Connections to get a glimpse into the fun and excitement over the past few months.[:]

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The July 2015 issue of Connections is now available

[:en]Thank you to everybody who submitted story ideas and photos for the July issue of Connections. It is jam packed with fun and informative articles and as usual, it could never come together without the help of many people.[:fr]Écrit, produit et distribué par Shannex, Connections est une publication trimestrielle pour les clients, employés, familles, bénévoles, partenaires et amis de Shannex. Le numéro 21 du magazine est maintenant disponible (en anglais seulement.)[:]

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The April Issue of Connections is Now Available

[:en]Happy Spring, after a long and extraordinary winter (and the fact that it’s April), I can only assume we are going to see evidence of better weather soon. A big thank you goes out to our employees who have shown up storm after storm and worked hard to keep our clients safe and secure. Click here to read more about the happenings around Shannex this past quarter.[:]

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