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Sienna Supper blossoming into a beautiful, charitable tradition

It started at Aspira Lynde Creek Gardens as a compassionate gesture for Thanksgiving. Today it is slowly blossoming into a new Sienna tradition known as Sienna Supper.
Inspirational Life

Celebrating romance and love at Aspira for Valentine’s Day

It’s February again so love is in the air. People across many walks of life are currently planning a romantic surprise for their significant other on February 14th.

Willi Stork deepened his love of music and easily embraced his new life at Aspira Lynde Creek Gardens

Willi Stork’s German accent appears to be as strong as ever. It’s hard to believe he’s spent the vast majority of his life living in Canada. Born in Germany in 1934, Stork grew up during WW2.
Inspirational Life

After teaching for over 60 years Andrew Mathuik has rediscovered his love of art at Aspira Yorkton Crossing

Andrew Mathuik, 90, has enjoyed his four years at Aspira, he holds the staff in very high regard, is an active member of the Residents Council and has reignited his love of art.
Quinte Gardens Retirement Residence

Book lover Joanne Perschick volunteers at Quinte Gardens library, hits the pool and enjoys movies at night with friends

An avid reader, Joanne Perschick has a passion for books so it’s no surprise that her favourite thing about Aspira Quinte Gardens is the library. She even volunteers there.
Awards & Achievements

Ron Fox: How a career salesman became a retired “Duck Daddy” who stopped to smell – and tend to - the roses at Aspira Quinte Gardens

These days 85-year-old Ron Fox loves nothing more than gardening in the sun at his retirement home. I guess the popular Belleville community is called Aspira Quinte Gardens for a reason.

Rolling out the (pet-friendly) welcome mat

For Bearbrook resident Betty and her Yorkshire Terrier Nikki, finding a truly pet-friendly retirement residence was high on the priority list. Read about Betty and Nikki's special bond, as well as the many benefits of owning a pet in retirement.
Innovative Programs

‘The fresher, the better’ — a chef’s take on nutrition

For Executive Chef Mackenzie Jones, food is what brings people together. Read about his love of cooking and bringing joy to the residents he serves.
Villa Da Vinci Retirement Residence

Resident profiles 120 team members over 10 years

Helen Tonus, 89, has profiled about 120 team members at Villa Da Vinci Retirement Residence in Vaughan, ON, where she lives. Helen has lived at Villa for 21 years, and began profiling team members about 10 years ago.