Celebrating NAOSH Week at Shannex

This week, we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. NAOSH Week is an annual event that concentrates on preventing injury and illness by promoting and celebrating safety in the workplace. Every day we are guided by our strategic direction dedicated to Staying Safe and Being Well and…

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Shannex Pathway to Success Bursary program with NSCC

A partnership between Shannex Incorporated and Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) will give students entering the Continuing Care program a helping hand. The Shannex Pathway to Success Bursary program will provide significant support to eligible students in the Continuing Care program at NSCC ─ $300,000 in total over three years. Approximately 50 students per year…

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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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The April 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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Employee Appreciation Day

Today is National Employee Appreciation day which provides a wonderful opportunity to highlight and thank Shannex employees.  Every day, Shannex employees go above and beyond to bring a smile to our clients’ faces and to make a difference in someone’s life. Today, we recognize our Great People and thank them for the extraordinary work they…

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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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Shannex Supports Bell Let’s Talk Day

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 and…

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Client and Family Advisory Committee Established

Following a call for applications during the month of September, a Client and Family Advisory Committee for Shannex and Parkland Retirement Living communities has been established and met for the first time at a welcome reception on November 19. We are grateful for the significant number of qualified and engaged individuals who put their names…

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Celebrating National Infection Control Week

Every year, during the third week of October, Shannex joins health care providers from across the country by recognizing National Infection Control Week. Infection Prevention and Control programs are widely recognized as being both clinically and cost effective in preventing and controlling the spread of infections in health care settings. These programs help to protect…

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Volunteer Opportunity

The deadline for applications for the Client and Family Advisory Committee has now passed. We thank everyone who expressed interest in joining the Committee and will be in contact very soon to update them on the process. If you have any questions, please contact Katherine VanBuskirk, Director of Communications and Community Relations at kvanbuskirk@shannex.com or by calling…

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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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Annual Heart Heroes Event Hosted at Parkland at the Gardens

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. The proceeds of this event support the efforts of the Maritime Heart Centre; an organization dedicated to advancing heart disease…

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The April 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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The April 2016 Issue of Connections is Now Available

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.

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The December 2015 Issue of Connections is Now Available

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.  

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The October 2015 Issue of Connections is now available

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

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. An extra special thank you goes out to Raymond Scott (aka Newf), a cook at the Culinary…

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The April Issue of Connections is Now Available

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…

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The December 2014 Issue of Connections in Now Available

We’ve made a few changes over the past year in Connections; highlighting the individual and unique contributions employees, clients and volunteers at Shannex make in their respective communities. Each issue we do our best to spotlight employees and volunteers to get to know them on a more personal level. Check out page 7 to meet…

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