Honouring the memory of a loved one

“I am so appreciative of the time everyone took to answer my questions, to honour my requests and to have such patience with my concerns. If I could have chosen an extended family for my father, I couldn’t have done better.”

- Claudette MacDonald, daughter of a Shoreham Village resident

Ernie Chaisson was an outgoing, friendly and enjoyable part of the Shoreham family. His daughter was looking for a way to honour her father’s memory.

“The staff at Shoreham helped us learn a lot about the transition from independence to dependence that many of the elderly face. They made him feel comfortable and encouraged him to take part in the Shoreham community. Knowing he was receiving such good care, made it easier for the whole family. I really wanted to show my appreciation for the staff and find a way of saying thank you for the wonderful job they did.”

When she learned about plans for a new staff room she thought it would be an opportunity to show her appreciation, by helping to provide a space for staff to reenergize and be ready to take on the rest of their day.