Imagine living the first 16 years of your life being able to see colours, shapes and all of nature’s splendour, only to have your vision fade into darkness. It’s a difficult reality for anyone to manage—yet one that Florence, a resident of Chartwell Robert Speck in Mississauga, Ontario, faced with strength, perseverance and a positivity the likes of which few possess.
Most people would agree that many activities in life require two hands. However, if you asked Chartwell Heritage Glen resident Lionel, he’d beg to differ. Living with only one arm for more than 60 years, Lionel firmly believes “It doesn’t matter how hard it is, there’s always a way that you can do it!”
Storyteller and Chartwell Stillwater Creek resident Samuel “Bernie” Shaw isn’t accustomed to having the tables turned on him as the subject—rather than the author—of the story. With seven published books and nearly 300 articles on subjects ranging from aviation in the post-Avro years to the history of the Ottawa Valley region to his name, he understands what it takes to make a good story come alive.
At Chartwell Retirement Residences, respect is a top priority among staff and residents. In fact, Chartwell lists Respect, Empathy, Service, Excellence, Performance, Education, Commitment and Trust (RESPECT) as its corporate values, which each home and corporate office strives to exhibit on a daily basis. When they decided to hold a contest that encouraged creative entries […]
Sarah Hemmett, Life Enrichment Coordinator at Chartwell Chatsworth, organized a unique Human Kinetics and Nursing practicum program with students from the University of British Columbia.
Chartwell Maison Herron held a Hawaiian celebration that brought to life the exotic beauty and festive spirit of Hawaii. Residents made some of the decorations for the event, which included Hawaiian Lei’s, wreaths and centerpieces.
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In honour of Seniors Month, residents at Chartwell Heritage enjoyed an afternoon of picking fresh strawberries at a local farm, and later celebrated with a delicious strawberry festival. Approximately 50 residents were in attendance on the patio . . .
The internet is a great tool for keeping in contact with friends and loved ones, paying bills, reading insightful articles and stimulating your mind – it’s no wonder older adults are one of the fastest-growing demographics online.
Retirement communities offer a variety of ways for older adults to remain active, from courses that promote physical fitness to outdoor activities that encourage exercise. Although these offerings can help individuals who are looking to boost their mental . . .