Winter can be a tough season for seniors, as inclement weather can limit opportunities for outdoor activities and socialization, especially for those individuals managing mobility restrictions.
It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and photos taken of residents at Chartwell Muskoka Traditions in October certainly prove that. What started as a simple school project involving students at Huntsville High School and seniors at the retirement residence quickly turned into something much more meaningful. Both students and residents enjoyed their time together and were proud of the end product.
Decorating the Christmas tree is an iconic holiday tradition. It brings families together and helps everyone get in the holiday spirit. At Chartwell Pembroke Heritage Retirement Residence in Pembroke, Ontario, residents and staff came together to work on a very special tree that went beyond all of their past holiday traditions. This year, they decided to turn their holiday activity into an interactive display of heartwarming memories and charitable giving.
Aaron Pringle, Food Services Manager at Chartwell Ross Place, tells us what brought him to Chartwell, and teaches everyone how to make his infamous white chocolate pumpkin cheesecake.
Benoît Pernot, Food Services Manager at Chartwell Monastère d’Aylmer, talks to us about his extraordinary journey as a chef and reveals his mother’s secret headcheese recipe.
There’s no such thing as a typical work day for me. As a corporate Project Manager who oversees large capital projects, I have to be prepared to drop everything at a moment’s notice to support one of my properties. Regardless of the time of day or what I have on my plate, when a predicament at a residence arises, such as a power failure, I have to be ready to act.
When caring for an aging loved one, there may come a time when assuming some responsibility for his or her finances would greatly benefit them.
Joan McNeill, Food Service Manager at Chartwell Robert Speck, tells us about some of the tastiest dishes she prepares for her residents, and lets everyone in on her classic buttermilk scones.
The holidays are fast approaching and we can already sense the excitement in our residences. Since the holidays are a time of joy, the spirit of the season inspired Chartwell residents and employees to give back to their communities through LiveNow’s Signature Vocational Program, H.O.P.E. (Helping Others for Purposeful Engagement.)
When staff at Chartwell Kingsville Retirement Residence decided to donate holiday gifts to the Samaritan’s Purse’s international relief charity program, they expected to fill 10 shoe boxes with fun and useful items. Each shoe box would go to an underprivileged child in countries like Haiti, Costa Rica and Chile to help him or her celebrate the holidays – but, in fact, the response from residents, families and staff was so positive, Chartwell Kingsville tripled their goal and provided 30 children with entertaining toys and functional supplies!