Getting to Know Us
It all began in 1988 when our founder, Joseph Shannon, purchased a nursing home in his hometown of Sydney, Nova Scotia. His vision forged a path to set a new standard in accommodations, services and support for seniors. For more than three decades, residents and their families have inspired our continued growth. What started as a single location in Cape Breton has grown to include operations across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario.
Shannex begins its journey as a long term care provider in Sydney with the purchase Breton Bay Nursing Home.
Shannex expands to Halifax with the addition of Armview Estates and Fairview Villa, later renamed Arborstone Enhanced Care and Maplestone Enhanced Care
Shannex completes independent assessment against global standards and is accredited by Accreditation Canada
Hillcrest Manor in Truro, Nova Scotia, is acquired and later renamed Cedarstone Enhanced Care
Shannex establishes the Parkland Retirement Living brand with the opening of Parkland Clayton Park in Halifax, Nova Scotia
The organization expands to New Brunswick with the addition of Royal Court in Riverview
Five Shannex nursing homes opened in Nova Scotia as part of the Building Quality Living project
Caritas Residence welcomes the Sisters of Charity to their new home in Halifax
Parkland at the Lakes in Dartmouth opens with a full continuum of services for residents of varying levels of independence
Shannex builds the Centre for Excellence in Halifax to provide team members with ongoing education and professional development opportunities
Shannex signs agreement to build three nursing homes in New Brunswick, leading to the opening of three Parkland Retirement Living communities in Fredericton, Quispamsis and Riverview.
Shannex opens nine newly constructed nursing homes as part of the Building for Better Living project
Shannex launches its resident-directed Philosophy of Service
The Care at Home division is established to serve residents who require additional supports while living in a Shannex community
Maplestone Enhanced Care opens the Collaborative Learning Centre in partnership with the Dalhousie Department of Family Medicine and Faculty of Health, making it the first academic nursing home in Atlantic Canada
Shannex returns to its roots in Cape Breton, opening Parkland Cape Breton in Sydney, Nova Scotia
Parkland at the Gardens opens in the heart of downtown Halifax
Parkland launches its signature Harmony Wellness program, designed to help residents take a holistic approach to health and wellness
Joseph Shannon is awarded the Order of Canada
Shannex signs the Nova Scotia Health and Safety Leadership Charter alongside 29 organizations committed to reducing workplace injuries
Parkland at the Lakes in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, expands with the opening of Kinross Hall and Lewis Hall
Operations continue to grow in New Brunswick with the opening of Parkland Saint John
Shannex expands into Ontario with the acquisition of Parkland on the Glen in Mississauga
The first annual Shannex Excellence Awards Gala is held to celebrate the accomplishments of our Great People
Shannex establishes its first Resident and Family Advisory Committee
Shannex opens Faubourg du Mascaret, its first French- language retirement living campus, in Moncton, New Brunswick
Parkland Antigonish welcomes the Sisters of St. Martha to their new home
Shannex opens its newly-constructed Home Office in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Pavillon Gallant, Shannex’s first Lifestyle Apartments in New Brunswick, opens at Faubourg du Mascaret
Losier Hall opens in Miramichi, New Brunswick
Shannex opens Parkland on Eglinton West in Etobicoke, its first fully designed and built project in Ontario
Shannex expands in New Brunswick with the opening of Parkland on the River in Miramichi and three nursing homes: Bridgeview Hall (Miramichi), Neill Hall (Fredericton) and Pavillon Landry (Moncton)
Shannex acquires Milestone Communities, a retirement development in Bedford, Nova Scotia
Shannex announces Shannex Cares, a community program designed to improve the lives of seniors.
Shannex becomes first seniors’ living organization in Canada to achieve ISO 50001 certification for energy management
Shannex opens Parkland Ajax, a premium lifestyle residence located in the heart of a diverse ands vibrant Great Lakes community.
Milestone Communities is now Parkland West Bedford – the fourth Parkland community in Metro Halifax.