Chartwell Harwood residents turn milk bags into beds for those in need

Chartwell Harwood residents turning milk bags into beds

Who ever thought that a simple milk bag could be turned into a bed for people around the world who have nowhere to rest their heads at night? Chartwell Harwood is doing just that, transforming trash into treasure through a creative program. Residents meet twice a month to weave together emptied and cleaned milk bags into sturdy beds that are then sent to those in need worldwide.

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#MomentsThatMatter – Fan Mail

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“I played for the Canadiens hockey team. We won the Stanley Cup in the 1952-53 season.

Every week I receive letters from fans like this one: ‘Hello NHL player Mr. Paul Meger. It’s my great honour to write to you this letter. My name is Jacob, I come from Slovakia. My big hobby is collecting signatures, photos and hockey cards. I would like to ask you to sign the hockey card of you that I sent. I wish you success. Your fan, Jacob.’”

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Meaningful ways to give back to your community

Meaningful ways to give back to your community

An active lifestyle is essential to overall health and wellness during retirement, and volunteering in your community is a great way to stay active while allowing you to give back. In addition, volunteering for causes that are important to you or for organizations that match your interests connects you with like-minded individuals who share your passions. These bonds can lead to strong social relationships, which are another essential element of healthy living.

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DJ Jack Keeps the Music Alive

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As DJ Jack holds the needle over the album and his fellow residents eagerly await the first crackle of the vinyl, he introduces one of his favourite artists, Max Bygraves, a stand-alone comedian and singer of the 50s and 60s. The melodious sounds of “If You Were the Only Girl in the World” lift from the vinyl into the hearts of his audience, taking them back to the carefree days of youth and romance.

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Chartwell Montgomery Village resident shares a touch of magic

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Keith Hunter leads a charmed life—and he’s devoted to sharing that charm with others. At 90 years old, Keith, a resident at Chartwell Montgomery Village Retirement Residence in Orangeville, is recognized as Canada’s oldest magician.Keith’s skills of illusion and sleight of hand have brought him from the glamour of Chateau Lake Louise to the neon frenzy of Las Vegas, and placed him in the star-studded company of celebrities like Angie Dickinson, John McDermott and Dave Broadfoot.

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