Monday March 19, 2018 (Nova Scotia) – Today, the Sisters of St. Martha and Shannex celebrated the grand opening of Parkland Antigonish. The Sisters moved into Mary’s Court, the nursing home, and Martha Place, the retirement living floors, on March 1, 2018 from Bethany Motherhouse, which had been their home for more than 95 years.
“The day we moved from Bethany Motherhouse was emotional for all of us,” said Congregation Leader Sister Brendalee Boisvert.” “The decision to move was a hard one, but our new home is safe and well-suited for us to continue our way of life and service in the community.”

“We have been honoured to be part of this journey with the Sisters of St. Martha,” said Jason Shannon, President and COO of Shannex. “This is something the Congregation has been working on for many years, and it has been our pleasure to help make their dream a reality.”

Parkland Antigonish is the first retirement living building in the province to incorporate three levels of care under one roof. Mary’s Court includes 25 licensed long term care beds, while Martha Place offers 19 assisted living and 42 independent suites, including 18 suites designated to be offered to members of the community.

“I’d like to congratulate the Sisters of St. Martha and Shannex on their unique collaboration which has resulted in the opening of the new Parkland Antigonish,” says Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey, MLA for Antigonish. “For over 100 years, the Sisters have done tremendous work for the Antigonish area and this new home is yet another example of their good work. Their partnership with Shannex has resulted in not just a new, safe home for themselves, but for the community as well.”

The new building also features a chapel that incorporates original stained glass windows from Bethany Chapel and a gallery space where the Congregation can display special and significant elements of their history. Other amenities offered at Parkland Antigonish include tableside dining service, wellness studio, multipurpose room, games room, and a sewing room. More information about Parkland Antigonish can be found by visiting ParklandRetirementLiving.com.

Shannex Incorporated has been in business since 1988 and is a leader in seniors’ accommodation, service and care, providing home care, retirement living, assisted living, memory care and nursing home care in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario.