A beloved family recipe can be a reminder of happy memories, and as residents at Chartwell Oak Park Terrace recently saw, it can also help a new generation to learn and grow.
On August 25, Alec and Lena Chow celebrated 60 years of marriage at a party held in their honour at Chartwell Ross Place, where they are residents. As the couple basked in the love of family and friends, all were amazed by the significance of the moment, especially as Chartwell Ross Place stands on the same spot that was once North Ward Elementary School, where Alec and Lena first met as children.
This fall, don’t just rake the leaves off your lawn and clear clutter out of the coat closet – give your finances a good cleaning, too. Taking the time needed to review your financial situation and accounts can help you ensure you can comfortably afford the retirement living lifestyle you desire. Perhaps you may even uncover hidden costs that can be eliminated for even bigger savings.
Chartwell Royal Park resident, Jack Ryall, was overcome with emotion as he recently traveled to Nassau, Bahamas, to fulfill his wish of a lifetime. Born in England and a self-described “true cockney,” Jack lied about his age just to enlist in the Royal Air Force at 16. After serving in Nassau, he eventually made his way to Calgary in 1972, where he prided himself on being a good father and husband.
For the last 11 years, Wilbrod Projean has called Chartwell Le Duplessis in Trois-Rivières his home. “You know, I knew nothing about life in a retirement residence when I started looking,” he explains. Having served in Trois-Rivières’ police force for 35 years, Wilbrod eventually retired and alongside his passion for meeting new people, he also developed one for playing cards.
Those who know Tutzi Saringer best describe her as what a ray of sunshine would look like if it could smile. “Her eyes sparkle with life!” says Leigh, Lifestyle and Programs Manager at Chartwell Churchill House. “She has a smile and contagious laugh that can often be heard in conversations throughout our home.”
Brigitte knows good communication is at the heart of her daily interactions with residents and colleagues. As the Housekeeping Attendant at Chartwell Belvédères de Lachine, she has developed many close relationships over the last 9 years and enjoys making a difference in the lives of her residents.
Everyone loves to laugh, young or old. That’s the rationale behind the creation of a course for seniors at Simon Fraser University, called “Finding Your Funny: Discover Standup Comedy.”
My journey at Chartwell Harbours began eight years ago, the same year I started high school. Although my main role has been a dining room server, I’ve held a number of different positions since working here, including receptionist and prep-cook.
Mary McLean, 92, resident at Chartwell Bayview had been longing for a view from above. Before moving into her residence in Belleville, Ontario, she lived in a house that hot air balloons passed over frequently, and would often gaze up at them in awe. More than anything, she wanted to soar high above the countryside and experience the exhilaration.