Seasons Remarkable Residents Share Their Words of Wisdom

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Remarkable Residents is a long-standing Signature Program celebrating the contributions and successes of the seniors who call Seasons Retirement Communities home. This yearly contest asks people to nominate a Seasons resident who has overcome obstacles to reach their goals and become an exemplary community member through their talents, volunteerism, and work.

This program makes residents feel valued and heard. It encourages reflection on past experiences and allows team members to learn something unique and personal about the residents they serve and support daily. Remarkable Residents also includes a $20,000 donation from Seasons divided between the three finalists to a charity they choose.

Despite their challenges and hardships, most residents express being content with their choices and looking back on their lives without many regrets. Seasons asked, “If you could go back in time and speak to your younger self, what would you say?” Hoping to inspire and encourage others, Seasons is sharing some of the responses from its 2023 Remarkable Residents contest:

“Take every day as one step forward in your life. Do as much as you can for people who are less fortunate than you are.” Carol, Seasons Amherstburg

“Do not be afraid to ask questions. Be the person you want to be, achieve every goal the way you want, and do not be afraid to be yourself.” Michael, Seasons Bell River

“If you haven’t made enough mistakes, you haven’t made enough decisions. Mistakes make us human and help us learn.” Blayne, Seasons Cambridge

“Be more forgiving of yourself. Wholeness is attainable; perfection is not. Find out what it is in life you are passionate about, and then live it.” Elinor, Seasons Camrose

“Always enjoy every day and stage of life and don’t rush it. Trust yourself, and be true to yourself.” Loraine, Seasons Drayton Valley

“Learn as much as you can. The best way to succeed is to be as knowledgeable as possible, learn everything, and ask questions.” Vincent, Seasons High River

“Never give up your dreams. Being young is difficult, but being older is easier, particularly if you retire at a Seasons Retirement Community!” Bob, Seasons Stoney Creek

“Don’t be in such a hurry; enjoy your youth. When you (and your partner) retire, guard your days with jealousy and be in the moment.” Janet, Seasons Strathroy

“Be dedicated to your dreams, and you will be able to accomplish your goals. Keep close to your family. These bonds make life worth living and are the biggest of the littlest treasures.” Roger, Seasons Welland

“Appreciate the value of time, make as many memories as possible, and embrace happiness in the moments you will cherish most.” Carrie, Seasons Wetaskiwin

Seasons residents have worked hard to get where they are today. That’s why the company offers a range of lifestyle options for seniors in Ontario and Alberta. If you are searching for a retirement home for yourself or a loved one, please click the Locations tab on our website and contact one of our Leasing Managers at the Seasons Retirement Community closest to you.

To learn more about the Remarkable Residents who call Seasons home and to view the 2023 finalist videos, please check our Facebook page.

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