Making art together: Photography students work with seniors on school project

Students at a local high school took pictures of seniors for a class project.

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.

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Snowflake tree decorations raise money for Alzheimer’s

Residents and staff at Chartwell Pembroke Heritage filled their tree with festive ornaments and memories.

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.

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Customer Service Spotlight: Gary Klein, Project Manager


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.

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Chartwell Kingsville stuffs shoe boxes for a good cause

Chartwell Retirement Residence contributes to the Samaritan's Purse International Relief charity program.

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!

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