President’s Message

octobre 24, 2022

Team members from Cedarstone Enhanced Care pose with Jason Shannon at the community’s 20th anniversary celebration. (L-R): Mi-am Scallion, Rusan Manahan, Reian Ranjo, Jason Shannon, Neolle Taguitag, Franklin Pangan, Ruby Misoles, Jahlsen Galapin, Jingle Diola and Remina Ayson.

Hello everyone,

I’m pleased to share the newest edition of Connections with you. Our fall issue is always an opportunity to highlight some of the things we are most grateful for, and this year is no different.

We are grateful for our trusted partners who are doing important work to support residents in our communities. Our Great People are at the heart of these efforts, working alongside individuals and organizations who share our vision of leading the way to better living.

We are constantly inspired by the dedication and compassion that exists all around us, which is why we are proud to announce our new community program, Shannex Cares, a framework designed to provide even more support to our team members and others who, like us, are elder allies with a passion for improving the lives of seniors. To find out more, visit

October is Continuing Care Month in Nova Scotia, which includes CCA Week (October 10-15). Our nursing homes in Nova Scotia will recognize these events throughout the month, but I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our front-line workers who demonstrate their steadfast commitment to residents through their compassionate, honest, professional and safe practices.

This year, our “stones” communities are celebrating milestone anniversaries, and recently, I was honoured to attend Cedarstone Enhanced Care’s 20th-anniversary party. It’s hard to capture the spirit of community attendees experienced that day, but I think the photo above does a good job. As we continue on our path to blue, we will be looking to those teams who work together to create an exceptional resident experience and a positive and fulfilling work environment – Cedarstone is just one example of that in action today.

Finally, there is a special story in this issue about a memorial event we held recently for Wayne White, one of our Great People who passed away last year. Wayne was a treasured colleague and friend to many and though he is still missed, we remain grateful for his many contributions to Shannex over the years.
I hope you enjoy this issue, and I encourage you to take time this season to say thank you to those in your life you are grateful for.

Jason Shannon


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