#MomentsThatMatter – Baking for a good cause

Colonel Belcher Cookies for a Cause

One thing that makes Chartwell retirement residences truly unique places to live is the emotional support one receives from staff and residents upon moving in. Each retirement home has its own special sense of community, where friendships and creativity can flourish. Chartwell Colonel Belcher in Calgary, Alberta, is certainly one of those retirement communities.

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#MomentsThatMatter – A taste of home for Blanche

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Comfort food is delicious, uplifting and a positive and nostalgic experience for most of us. Blanche—a resident at Chartwell Gibson Long Term Care in North York, Ontario—couldn’t agree more. For her, there’s nothing like a home cooked meal, which is why she wanted nothing more than to enjoy a delicious lunch consisting of food from her homeland.

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#MomentsthatMatter – Old Friends Reunite After 35 Years

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93-year-old Charles, a resident of Chartwell Belcourt Retirement Residence in Orleans, Ontario, got to talking to Lifestyle & Program Manager Wendy Lapierre one afternoon about his old friend, Don, who he hadn’t seen in over 35 years. The two pals met back in 1954 while working as customs officers. Don trained Charles on his first day on the job, and from that moment on, a special kinship was formed. As Charles thumbed through an old photo album, he reminisced on how he and Don would hunt together, laugh together and support each other in times of need. For a good while, they were inseparable.

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#MomentsThatMatter – Dancing the Night Away

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Some of Marion’s fondest memories involve dancing, and at 94 years old, the Chartwell Pickering City Centre resident hasn’t lost her love for it. When Marion entered her name into her residence’s Moments that Matter box—a program which encourages residents to express a special moment they’ve been dreaming about and let staff help to make it a reality—her one request was to dance with a man again. Staff took note and began to formulate a plan to fulfill Marion’s wish at their upcoming Annual Seniors Prom event.

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#MomentsThatMatter – Holding Court with the Toronto Raptors

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At Chartwell Trilogy Long Term Care Residence in East Toronto, nothing is more important to staff than the happiness and health of their residents. With this in mind, the team headed into 2017 with a renewed sense of purpose and dedication, and decided to assemble a committee of staff who would help residents’ wishes come true through our Moments That Matter program.

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