Seasons Ontario Magazine

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THE Importance OF GIVING BACK

A s a good corporate citizen, Seasons Retirement Communities designates a portion of community relations budgets for supporting events and programs in the cities and towns where we operate retirement homes. FOOD BANKS Donated $180,000 Seasons Retirement Communities first chose to partner with Food Banks Canada in 2016, after learning that an increasing number of seniors, aged 65 and older are needing to access its services. This direction allowed us to focus our corporate giving efforts on local food banks. Since then, Seasons has donated more than $180,000 in funds and food to local food banks. PENNIES FOR POPPIES Over 5,000 Paper Poppies ‘Planted’ Seasons is home to many heroes. In November, each retirement community takes the opportunity to recognize and thank our veterans who fought for our freedom by collecting pocket change for

the Royal Canadian Legion and planting a visual display of poppies in the gardens. These ‘planted’ paper poppies serve as a promise to honour the brave men and women who bravely served our country. SENIOROSITY ® Seniors + Generosity Since launching in 2018, this Seasons Signature Program has been implemented in all our communities across Ontario and Alberta. It is designed to provide opportunities for residents to connect with their neighbours and others in the community while finding meaning through the spreading of joy! Activities include surprising hospital workers with baked treats, sponsoring a family in need, or donating toys and other supplies to a local animal shelter. It’s a powerful thing when people come together in the hopes of making a difference. We hope that by taking part in these initiatives, both our residents and staff can feel good about giving back.

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