Cheers to 20 Years!

August 17, 2022

In 2022, several of our Enhanced Care communities are celebrating their 20th anniversary. In this issue of Connections we are featuring two Halifax locations Arborstone Enhanced Care and Maplestone Enhanced Care, whose anniversaries were in May and June. 

We are proud to highlight some of the dedicated team members committed to providing service excellence for residents and their loved ones. Check back in our fall edition for more celebrations to come.

Arborstone team members receiving their years of service pins and certificates at the June 24 celebration.
Tania LeFort, Administrative Coordinator at Arborstone proudly showing her Years of Service award.
Arborstone team members (L-R): Recreation Programmer Donna Shadbolt, Licensed Practical Nurse Rose Lynn Demeter and Dietary Aide Shirley Dewolfe.

Arborstone Enhanced Care

Arborstone Enhanced Care, previously known as Armview Estates, first opened its doors under its new name 20 years ago. Today, the community is home to 190 residents, which includes seniors and young adults with disabilities. 

Arborstone’s anniversary celebration was held on June 24 and although the weather outside was wet and dreary, the mood inside was bright and sunny. Party-goers gathered in the newly renovated Great Room and café to recognize 20 years and also celebrate team members with years of service pins.

“I started working here when I was 22, I met my husband who worked here for 40 years, had children and raised them here; my whole life has kind of been centered around Arborstone.”

Donna Shadbolt, Recreation Programmer 

“Mealtimes are always fun because the residents are like brothers and sisters. They’re always laughing with each other, and are a close-knit group – I always enjoy being around them.”

Rose Lynn Demeter, Licensed Practical Nurse

“We take pride in our work. We take pride in our wellbeing; the relationships and the service we provide to the residents – they are well cared for.”

Shirley Dewolfe, Dietary Aide
Maplestone team members at their 20th anniversary celebration. 
Top (L-R): Darlene Hornbuckle, Jenna Shaffner, Kelsey Brown, and Morgan Porter
Bottom (L-R): George Shute, Anu Joseph, and Wendy Litt.
(L-R): Monica Monette, Anu Joseph, Wendy Litt, and Darlene Hornbuckle.
Both Eric Brown and Jocelyn Beals have been team members in the community since the 1970s. 

Maplestone Enhanced Care

Previously known as Fairview Villa, Maplestone Enhanced Care is home to 87 residents. 

To celebrate its anniversary the community held a celebration on June 1 for team members and residents including a photo booth, cake, refreshments, games and lots of smiles. 

“Some things have changed, but a lot of things have stayed the same, like your relationships with the residents.”

Eric Brown, Maintenance

“I look forward coming to work each day. I like getting to know the residents. You get close to them over the years. There are a lot of residents that I can talk with and they do the same with me!”

Jocelyn Beals, Housekeeping

“The team members are what make this place so special and their dedication to residents day-in and day-out. It’s a great group of people who make Maplestone what it is.”

Wendy Litt, Site Manager

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