Rendezvous by/par Chartwell Winter 2018/2019 - Page 4

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE RETIREMENT LIVING: A SENSE OF COMMUNITY Brent Binions, President & Chief Executive Officer One reason they give is that they appreciate the unique sense of community that exists within our homes. Whether it’s teaming up to raise funds for Wish of a Lifetime Canada, volunteering to help others, or participating in an art class, Chartwell offers a true sense of purpose and belonging for both our residents and our staff. “The most frequent comment I hear from our residents is that they wished they had moved to Chartwell sooner ” Research has shown that remaining socially connected is one of the greatest factors of living a healthy and happy life - at any age. Communal living, unlike any other lifestyle option, offers residents the ability to participate and be as social as they want to be. This edition of Rendezvous Magazine celebrates the ‘community’ that exists with our residents and staff and between Chartwell and the neighbourhoods in which we serve. These stories are heart- warming and inspiring because they remind me that at Chartwell, we are living our purpose of making people’s lives BETTER every day. 1 RENDEZVOUS | WINTER 2018/2019