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10 11 9 10. Chartwell Valley Vista in Vaughan, ON, recently partnered with The Shoe Box Project Canada, a charity that collects and distributes gift-filled shoeboxes to women impacted by homelessness across Canada. Staff and residents were thrilled to take part in the project and were able to collect and donate enough items to fill a whopping 44 boxes! 11. Staff and residents of Chartwell Jardins de le Gare in St-Hyacinthe, QC, were recently treated to a wonder- ful performance from none other than Canadian singer-songwriter André Lejeune, who serenaded attendees with his greatest hits. This musical event also helped raise funds for Chartwell’s charitable partner, Wish of a Lifetime Canada. 12. As part of the residence’s H.O.P.E (Helping Others for Purposeful 13 Engagement) program, Nada, resident at Chartwell Southwind in Sudbury, ON, asked if she could set up shop in the residence’s lobby and sell some of her hand-knitted items to raise money for Maison McCullch Hospice. She was overwhelmed with joy when after only two hours, she had sold 48 pairs of mittens, some toques and socks, and raised $951, all of which was donated to the wonderful cause. 14 14. Chartwell Le Montcalm in Candiac, QC, held their annual Bowl-o-Thon organized by volunteers from Popote Constante, a non-profit organization in Saint-Constant that deliver at-home meals to seniors in need. It was a great event and residents had a wonderful time raising money for a worthy cause. 13. Residents of Chartwell Westmount LTC’s Westmount Academy thought they were attending class to learn about astronomy, but the Director of Care at the Kitchener, ON residence had a different idea in mind. She decided to teach the residents about the history of Halloween and spent time creating candy corn Jell-O, treat bags and punch with frozen hands as ice cubes. Everyone was delighted and a little spooked! CHARTWELL.COM 18