Childhood sweethearts celebrate 60th wedding anniversary at Chartwell Ross Place

Couple celebrates 60th anniversary at Chartwell Ross Place

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.

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Tips for ‘cleaning’ your finances this fall

Tips for 'cleaning' your finances this fall

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.

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Jack Pays His Respects Thanks to Wish of a Lifetime Canada


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.

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Wilbrod Projean: Veteran, Police Officer, Athlete and Comedian


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.

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Mary Floats Over Belleville in a Hot Air Balloon


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.

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