It was seven years ago when Parkland Cape Breton resident, Olive, first toured the retirement living community. Joined by her son who was visiting from the United States, they quickly made the decision that she would eventually move in.
“We had developed a relationship over the years,” says Linda, Lifestyle Consultant at the Sydney, Cape Breton location. With no family close by to help Olive move and COVID-19 travel restrictions, Linda and the team at Parkland Cape Breton stepped up to help. “She’s an amazing lady and I wanted to make sure she felt safe, comfortable and ready to move to Parkland,” Linda adds.
Housekeeping Supervisor Terri Spooney packed up all of Olive’s belongings and Linda booked a mover. Within a week, Olive was living in the community. On the day of the move, Linda picked her up and brought her to her new home. “We settled her in, got her groceries and anything she felt that she needed including changing her address,” says Linda. The team even introduced her to other residents living on the same floor.
Parkland Cape Breton’s Maritime hospitality was appreciated by Olive and her family alike. Today, Olive enjoys taking part in recreational activities and spending time with her friends at Parkland Cape Breton. “It’s been awesome,” says Olive. “All the ladies and staff are so good to me!”
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