Honouring Veterans at Seasons

On Remembrance Day, it is important for Canadians to honour the brave soldiers who died in the line of duty, and to thank all veterans and active servicemen and women for their contributions to our freedom. At Seasons, we are proud that many veterans choose to call us home. Throughout Veterans’ Week, observed November 5 …

Seasons names 2019 Remarkable Resident

At Seasons, we believe it’s important to connect with the individuals who choose to call us home. The purpose of the Seasons Celebrates Remarkable Residents program is to highlight and celebrate achievements made throughout one’s lifetime. Contestants are asked to demonstrate one, or a combination of significant achievement within their life, having made important contributions …

2019 Remarkable Residents pen advice to younger selves

As we celebrate our tenth anniversary this year, it is an opportunity to reflect on our past accomplishments and lessons learned, and consider these examples as we continue to grow and evolve as an organization. We posed a similar thought to our residents as part of our 2019 Remarkable Residents Contest, aiming once again to …

Seasons celebrates Canadian seniors with 6th annual Remarkable Residents contest

*Updated*  Celebrity chefs Anna and Michael Olson announced the winner of the 2018 Remarkable Residents contest on June 13, 2018. The stories of all three finalists represent persistence, community spirit and also remind us to never give up. This contest gave viewers the opportunity to show their support for Canadian seniors. In short, they have all made …

5 ways seniors can boost happiness and well-being

5 ways seniors can boost happiness in old age Despite society’s obsession with youth, countless studies show that seniors are generally happier and more satisfied with their lives compared to younger adults. Seniors in their 80’s and 90’s experienced unimaginable hardships during their lifetimes such as WWII and the Great Depression, yet they show higher …

The link between seniors and pets

In 2002, a study conducted on an Alzheimer’s special care unit showed that having a resident dog (versus a visiting dog) significantly improved the behaviors of seniors during the day. Dogs and pets alike offer unconditional love and do not judge which is constructive for people experiencing Alzheimer’s and dementia. Introducing Ripley Ripley is a …

2016 Seasons Celebrates Remarkable Residents Contest

In honour of Seniors Month, we are excited to announce that this Friday, June 10, we will launch the 2016 Remarkable Residents contest on Facebook!   The purpose of our Remarkable Residents contest is to highlight the amazing accomplishments of Seasons residents and celebrate them. So many Seasons residents have incredible stories to tell, but …

Remembering our veterans

“When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?” – George Canning We established the Seasons Celebrates program to highlight the remarkable lives of our residents and celebrate them.  Residents who wish to enter the contest answer questions about their lives, such as “what period of your life was most difficult and how did you …

100th Anniversary of WWI; remembering the “guns of August”

While most people look forward to the August long weekend as a time for resting, relaxing and enjoying the summer sun, the 2014 holiday weekend holds a somber place in history: it marks the 100th anniversary of the declaration of WWI. In a recent interview on The National with Peter Mansbridge, Brian Stewart, journalist and …

Seniors and garden fatigue: Bridge the gap with a rental town home

We welcome the idea of spring with open arms, especially after a long brutal winter, but for some, the idea of readying the yard and garden can feel overwhelming. It takes a great deal of work to care and fertilize the lawn, prepare the flower beds, bring the patio furniture out from storage, clear or …