Let’s Celebrate Seniors

October 1, 2015

Today is National Seniors Day in Canada.

The Government of Canada is proud to pay tribute to the seniors who have helped build our country and continue to make valuable contributions to Canadian communities, workplaces and society.

Tapestry Retirement Communities has some pretty inspiring residents. We have featured a number of them here on our blog. Not only have these seniors accomplished many things in their lives, they also continue to contribute and influence fellow residents, staff, and the larger community.

Too often we tend to live lives that are segregated by generation. Those who work in retirement communities have the unique opportunity to learn from and have relationships with seniors. Tapestry strives to foster environments of ongoing learning and respect. This environment provides for opportunities for things such as fundraising for underprivileged kids to play sports, learning about technology in an intergenerational environment, kids and seniors learning about healthy cooking, and focusing on fitness.

Today our retirement communities are taking a little extra time to show their appreciation for our residents. Tapestry at Arbutus Walk in Vancouver with a high tea and a visit from students from a local elementary school. What are you doing today to recognize seniors in your life? Call your grandparents, have a chat with your neighbour, reflect on the way that you view seniors in our youth focused society!

Have a read about a few of our residents through the links below. Happy National Seniors Day!

George Fraser – trained WWII pilots

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Yul Kwon – 79 year old marathon runner and fundraiser

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Eleanor Lee – Project Chef advocate and volunteer

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Shera Delain – back to school at 80 years old

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