Seasons Remarkable Residents® Share Their Words of Wisdom

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Seasons Celebrates 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 invites family, friends, and staff to nominate a Seasons resident who has overcome obstacles to reach their goals and is an exemplary community member demonstrated through their talents, volunteerism, and work, both past and present.

This program allows residents to feel heard and valued. It encourages reflection on earlier experiences and shows team members something unique and personal about the residents they provide exceptional care and customer service to daily. To commemorate the program’s 10th anniversary in 2023, Seasons Celebrates Remarkable Residents® now also includes a $20,000 donation on behalf of Seasons divided between the three finalists to a Seasons-approved charity of their choice.

Despite their challenges and hardships, most residents express being content with their decisions and look back on their lives without many regrets. Seasons asked each applicant, “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 revealing responses from its 2024 Seasons Celebrates Remarkable Residents® contest:

“Life is good, especially when you help others. We should be working together; that’s what it’s all about.” Arleen, Seasons Amherstburg

“Embrace your uniqueness, your passions, and your downfalls. The things that make you different are the things that will make your journey extraordinary.” Peter, Seasons Belle River

“Try to enjoy life as you go. Don’t be selfish, and don’t take anything for granted.” Joyce, Seasons Brantford

“Life is short and can change in an instant; enjoy it more. Spend time with those you love and be proud of how far you’ve come.” Albert, Seasons Cambridge

“Strive to live a life which is dictated by moral principles and guidelines.” Irvine, Seasons Camrose

“Family is all you need in life.” Frank, Seasons Clarington

“Be true to yourself, listen intently, and share when you have something positive to say.” Lorraine, Seasons Drayton Valley

“Get as much education as you can; have a set goal of where you want to go. Work to make that goal a reality.” Agnes, Seasons Dufferin Centre

“Stick with your skills and listen to your intuition.” Dixie, Seasons High River

“Do not let the negative things from your past prevent you from enjoying the present. Take time to enjoy the pleasure of the earth, no matter how busy you are.” Lorraine, Seasons Lethbridge Gardens

“Be honest, work hard, do as much as possible, and help older people.” Thea, Seasons Milton

“Life is very fulfilling, you are on the right track.” Diane, Seasons Olds

“Opportunity knocks, but once, and if you don’t answer, then you’ve lost it.” Willie, Seasons Olds Encore

“Life moves quickly; slow down and enjoy the journey. It is not the destination that is important, but the steps along the way.” Esther, Seasons Owen Sound

“Be generous, gracious, and a little bit silly.” Don, Seasons Ponoka

“Life takes a lot of pain and courage, but always take the risk because it pays off.” Ted, Seasons Royal Oak Village

“Take each day as a positive and enjoy it to the fullest.” John, Seasons St. Catharines

“Don’t think of old age! Enjoy life and the moment.” Donavan, Seasons St. Thomas

“Just keep going, don’t quit.” Clarice, Seasons Stoney Creek

“Never take your wife for granted.” Alex, Seasons Strathroy

“Don’t ever stop reaching out to help someone.” Carol, Seasons Welland

“Make as many memories you can and embrace happiness in the moments you will cherish most.” Carrie, Seasons Wetaskiwin

These remarkable residents inspire and amaze those who live and work at Seasons, which is 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.


Please check out the company’s Facebook page by clicking here to learn more about the remarkable residents who call Seasons home and view the 2024 finalist videos.

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