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Centenarians

Millie Borchert at 101: A life of exploration, family, and embracing change

At 101, Millie Borchert's life is a straightforward tale of adventure, adaptation, hard work, and family bonds.
Milestone Stories

Still living a life filled with fun, friends and activities at 95

In the rural Ontario town of Uxbridge sits the vibrant retirement community of Douglas Crossing where Helen Lee resides.
Milestone Stories

What Canada Day means to our residents

Every July 1, Canadians around the country and those scattered across the globe unite in a grand celebration of Canada Day - a tribute to the country’s rich history and diversity.
Innovative Programs

Island Park residents help students learn from the past thanks to the Legacy Memory Project

After a pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Legacy Memory Project found a new lease of life this year, drawing participation from 19 students from Grades 11 and 12 at Campbellford District High School (CDHS).
Kensington Place Retirement Residence

Students and residents alike have a ball at pen-pal program ‘Prom Night’ at Aspira Kensington Place

In a heartwarming display of intergenerational bonding, Aspira Kensington Place retirement home recently hosted a “Prom Night” as part of their flourishing pen-pal program.
Awards & Achievements

Vivian Klinck: An Artist's Journey to Kensington Court

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the early 1940s, Vivian Klinck’s journey to becoming a respected artist wasn’t straightforward. Her relationship with her craft started from a young age and she graduated from Michigan State University with a minor in art ...
Innovative Programs

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.
Milestone Stories

A platinum union: Orchard Valley residents Gordon and Doreen Ellinson celebrate their 70th wedding

More than 70 years ago, after a chance meeting at a dance in New Westminster, Gordon and Doreen hit it off right away.
Centenarians

Celebrating centenarians at Aspira on the 100th day of the year

Being a centenarian is an exceptional and somewhat rare feat. The odds of any of us making it to dizzying heights of 100 years old are slim, about 5,000 to one in fact. So it’s no surprise ....