Chatsworth residents & staff create a book to demonstrate Chartwell’s RESPECT values

Chatsworth creatively demonstrates Chartwell's RESPECT values

At Chartwell Retirement Residences, respect is a top priority among staff and residents. In fact, Chartwell lists Respect, Empathy, Service, Excellence, Performance, Education, Commitment and Trust (RESPECT) as its corporate values, which each home and corporate office strives to exhibit on a daily basis. When they decided to hold a contest that encouraged creative entries describing how each home embodied these values, the submissions were both touching and inspiring.

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Beauty pageant for seniors helps boost self-esteem

Beauty pageant for seniors helps boost self esteem

In the traditional sense, beauty pageants feature young women who have both inner and outer beauty. However, the definition of beauty is continuously expanding, and as a result, so are the age guidelines for these pageants. Not only have they been opening up to children of all ages, but there are now opportunities for those aged 65 and older to get involved in the activity during retirement. Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D, participated in one of these pageants and shared her experience with The Huffington Post.

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Residents help give hope to young mothers

Residents help give hope to young mothers

When the idea of volunteer work was being discussed at Chartwell Imperial Place Retirement Residence in Surrey, BC, residents and staff immediately thought of the HOPE Bundle of Love Hampers program. A local charity that benefits young mothers and their babies, the program was one that everyone was eager to start helping with. From there, residents began to compile gifts for the young women and their children.

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Customer Service Spotlight: Robyn Skov, Personal Support Worker

Robyn Skov

I begin each shift by helping residents get ready for the day. For those individuals who need assistance in the morning, I help them get ready for breakfast—whatever helps them start off their day right. After breakfast, I may escort a resident to the spa and provide a relaxing treatment, or to a recreational activity or social gathering.

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Celebrating love at Chartwell: Couples renew vows on Valentine’s Day

Celebrating love at Chartwell: Couples renew vows on Valentine's Day

Maintaining a loving relationship throughout one’s life is an accomplishment that deserves to be celebrated every day. This Valentine’s Day, married couples at Chartwell Langley Gardens Retirement Residence in Langley, BC, recognized their lifelong devotion in a very special way. All of the 29 couples at the retirement community were invited to participate in a vow renewal ceremony that took place in the main lounge for family and friends to attend.

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4 lessons younger generations can learn from seniors

Seniors share the keys to a happy life.

For many seniors, retirement is a time to reflect on what truly makes them happy. Because of decades of experience, seniors can offer unmatchable insight on what’s most important in life. Freddie Ligaard, a YouTube personality, recently posted a video of all of the advice he received from older generations in response to the question, “If you could say one thing to the younger people out there, what would it be?”

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Love is in the air at Chartwell Scarlett Heights

Love is in the air at Chartwell Scarlett Heights

This Valentine’s Day, Chartwell Scarlett Heights Retirement Residence in Etobicoke will be full of love. Many of the couples at the residence will be celebrating the holiday and reflecting on their time together. Two remarkable pairs shared their very different stories with Lori Swartz, Lifestyle and Programs Manager at the senior living community.

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Woman spends her retirement aboard a cruise ship

Woman spends her retirement aboard a cruise ship

Many people list traveling as one of their most anticipated activities of retirement. For one 86-year-old woman, that’s exactly how she’s spending her time. While many individuals her age are turning to a senior living community for opportunities to socialize with their peers and make the most of their retirement years, News 9 reported that, for the past seven years, former Florida resident Lee Wachtstetter has been living aboard a cruise ship.

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