Welcome to the 45th issue of Connections! We are happy to share with you a special issue that is dedicated to our many trusted partnerships and announce our new community program – Shannex Cares.
Fall is such a special time of year – with beautiful foliage, cooler temperatures, back to school and new routines after the summer. Within our communities, fall is always a busy and exciting time, but it is nice to pause and reflect on all we’ve been up to for the past few months.
This issue celebrates the strong connections we enjoy with community organizations everywhere we operate. This culture of community giving began when our founder, Joseph Shannon, purchased a nursing home in Sydney, Cape Breton, almost 35 years ago. In this issue, you learn about Shannex Cares, our new community program which provides a framework to help us continue our journey of improving the lives of seniors. We also introduce you to a very special group of people – the students and faculty at the Anglophone North School District, who are dedicated to creating meaningful intergenerational relationships with our communities in Miramichi.
On page 3 you can read more about a special visit from the RCMP Musical Ride (also featured on the cover) and on page 9 we also share a story from Parkland Truro about a special donation in memory of two late residents; Jim and Jean Saunders.
We have so much to be thankful for and we hope you enjoy reading these stories as much as we did preparing them.