Every year, this issue of Connections comes with warmer weather, spring blooms and time outside enjoying fresh air and sunshine. Each of our Shannex and Parkland communities boasts beautiful outdoor spaces, many of them anchored by a Gazebo like the one so beautifully illustrated on our cover. The artist, Ramir Bautista, is a CCA who works at Parkstone Enhanced Care. He was gracious enough to create a custom work of art for our front cover. Ramir is not the only member of the Shannex family to make headlines lately.

In each issue, many of the submissions we receive describe activities taking place in every one of our communities. One such day in January was especially eventful for the team at our Glenerin Inn in Mississauga, ON. The team demonstrated grace under pressure by making what could have been a scary situation for local teachers, students and their parents into an enjoyable day.

We know that our team members build strong connections with residents and their families. At Parkland Riverview, two employees, Conrad Boudreau and Lynda Auffrey, are being remembered in a very special way. Although strengthening connections is something that happens every day in our communities, residents at Parkland at the Lakes and Parkland Antigonish are reaching out with a new Pen Pal program.

We hope you enjoy all of these stories and more. Happy Spring!

Spring 2019 Issue of Connections