We care about community. It’s what started us on this journey almost 35 years ago, when our founder, Joseph Shannon, purchased a nursing home in Sydney, Cape Breton.

Since then, we’ve seen that strong connections between the people who live and work with us and the greater community create fulfilling experiences for residents, their families and team members. 

Our new Shannex Cares community program is designed to deepen these connections as we deliver on our vision of Leading the Way to Better Living.

Shannex Cares. It’s at the heart of who we are.
Shannex Cares

Our Why? We are Elder Allies.

As people who have the privilege of being part of communities of elders, we appreciate the wisdom, experience and vibrancy seniors contribute throughout their lives. 

We also recognize that, as people grow older, they face many issues including ageism, access to affordable and inclusive housing, social isolation, access to care and services, and mental health challenges. 

Our Areas of Focus

Seniors’ wellness

Seniors’ active living 

Seniors’ social connections

How we Make a Difference: Elder Action

We Empower our Great People

Our teams make a difference in the lives of our residents every day. Our Shannex Cares Community Spirit Fund offers support for our Great People and community organizations that improve the lives of seniors. Are you an Elder Ally?

We are Leaders

There is nothing more important to us than improving the lives of seniors and we proactively and freely share information and resources to help others do the same. 

We are a Trusted Partner

We know we can’t do it alone. We partner with like-minded community organizations and post-secondary institutions whose values align with ours to positively affect seniors’ issues.