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January 2024

Perfectly Packed Paddles! Pub

Piano Performance; just because!

Hail to the King (of Rock!)

Golden New Year!

December 2023

9 Tips for Seniors to Keep Their New Year’s Resolutions

November 2023

Sunny Days in the Sukkah

October Pasta us by!

Celebrating 4 Years

Orange October

August 2023

Pretty in Pink

Summer in Full-swing at VIVA Thornhill Woods

Summer Carnival Fun!

July 2023

V!VA Mississauga is seeing red…

Canada Day, eh!

Summer’s in full-swing!

Sharks in the Water(side)!

15 Years Happier Here™

June 2023

Father’s Day

15 Years Happier Here™

National Smile Day

A big birthday!

Our Response to COVID-19

Mamma Mia!

“Chick” This Out!

Boardwalks n’ Blossoms

“Holey” Moly!

April 2023

Spring things!

A Sweeter Easter

Celebrating Passover

Dancing, singing, and serenading!

January 2023

In-person tours available again!

December 2022

A Tasty December

A Fun and Festive December

Another Successful Year!

What’s brighter than holiday lights?

A Busy Holiday Season!

A December to Remember

Forget lemonade! When life gives you lemons; do this instead!

Beautifully Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Avoid These Financial Frauds That Target Seniors

Try a Short-Term Trial Stay During the Winter at VIVA Retirement Communities

“There was no way I was going to move.”

September 2022

Celebrate Thanksgiving and Halloween 2022 with Your Senior Loved One in a Retirement Community

How to Move Your Loved One into a Senior Living Community During the Holiday Season

August 2022

How Assisted Living Can Help Seniors with Mild Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease

World Alzheimer’s Month: Memory Improvement Tips for Seniors

July 2022

Why Move to a Retirement Home in Late Summer or Early Fall?

Hot Weather Tips for Seniors by V!VA Retirement Communities

June 2022

Barbecued Salmon with Pesto & Delicious Pair Ups

There’s no business like show business!

We’re on a boat!

Blue Jays Ball Game

Hands-on creativity

10 Activities for Seniors to Stay Active This Summer at V!VA Barrhaven

Father’s Day 2022: How to Make It Special for Seniors by V!VA Retirement Communities

May 2022

Pets as Therapy: The Benefits of Pets for Seniors by V!VA Mississauga

Mother’s Day Activities for Seniors and Caregivers

April 2022

Out for a burger

Purim n’ Passover 2022

Happy Easter!

8 Great Activities for Seniors with Limited Mobility from V!VA Mississauga

Why Move to a Retirement Community This Spring or Summer?

Going Green

A Great Garden Escape!

Chocolate Tasting with Merav

Skip the Spring

March 2022

Healthy Spring 2022 Activities for Seniors at V!VA Mississauga

Celebrate International Women’s Day at V!VA Barrhaven

February 2022

Mouth Watering & Heart Healthy

January 2022

Getting Creative

Murder Mystery!

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Seniors from V!VA Barrhaven

Staying Safe

How Senior Living at V!VA Retirement Communities Benefits Senior Mental Health

December 2021

A Christmas Quartet

Chanukah Celebrations

Grey Cup

Christmas Cheer is here!

2022 New Year’s Eve Party Ideas for Seniors by V!VA Barrhaven

Healthy Holiday Tips for Seniors from V!VA Mississauga

November 2021

A festive recipe for you and Santa!

Waterside’s Remembrance Day Ceremony

Remembrance Day at V!VA Thornhill Woods

Lest We Forget

Remembrance Day 2021

Recipe: Latkes with Tomato Apple Chutney

Virtual Christmas Party Ideas for Seniors at V!VA Barrhaven

V!VA Mississauga Tips for Seniors to Beat the Winter Blues

Active Aging Week 2021

First National Day of Truth & Reconciliation

Outdoor Autumn Picnic

A Hole-In-One!

October 2021

Take an In-Person Tour of V!VA Barrhaven This Autumn

V!VA Leadership Announcement

September 2021

Let’s go out to the ball game!

Carnival Day

Rosh Hashanah 2021

Fall Colours Coming In

The Best Parks and Walking Trails for Seniors to Enjoy This Fall around V!VA Barrhaven

It’s Apple Season!

Why Consider Moving to a Retirement Home in Mississauga This Fall?

How “Being a friend” has made a difference.

August 2021

Cooling Down

V!VA Olympics

A Trip to Italy

How Low Can You Go?

V!VA Pickering’s Top Picks for Outdoor Activities in Durham Region

V!VA’s Top Picks for Outdoor Activities in Mississauga

July 2021

Why V!VA Pickering Is a Perfect Choice for Retirement Living in 2021

7 Reasons to Choose V!VA Retirement Communities in Mississauga in 2021

June 2021

BBQ Charcuterie Board

10 Years of Making Today Great!

The Importance of Building Relationships and Making Friends in Senior Living Retirement Communities

Father’s Day 2021: Gift Ideas and Celebration for Dads in Senior Living

V!VA Mississauga Celebrates 10 Years!

May 2021

Taking us out to the ball game!

Cinco de Mayo!

Outdoor concerts are back!

Hand Hygiene Tips for Seniors in Retirement Communities


How Seniors Can Improve Their Health This Spring

A Cinco de Mayo V!VAlicious Recipe

Waterside Welcomes Winter’s Waning With Warmer Weather!

Welcoming Warmer Weather

Easter Décor

Blue Jays Home Opener

April 2021

The Benefits of Volunteering for Seniors

Tips to Prevent Spring Allergies in Seniors Living in Retirement Communities

How Seniors Can Boost Their Brain Health and Memory in 2021

A Senior’s Guide to Zoom

Call for Nominees: Carleton Place Senior of the Year Award 2021

March 2021

Gagnante! Gagnante!

V!VA Vaccincations!

Celebrating 8 Years of Making Today Great!

St. Patrick’s Day

Waterside Vaccinations Have Begun!

Debunking 6 Myths about Retirement Living

6 Indoor Activities for Seniors for Easter and Spring 2021

Introducing Kaytee Tingin

Prioritizing seniors’ mental health

A Recipe for National Nutrition Month

February 2021

Tim Hortons Indoor “Drive-Thru”

A Spot of Tea

Vaccinations Complete!

We’ve Gone Virtual!

Benefits of Art Therapy for Seniors Living in Retirement Communities

A Delicious Heart Healthy Recipe – Make it for someone special on Valentine’s Day!

Rolling to the Vaccine Roll-out!

Vaccine Clinics Begin!

January 2021

Activity Professionals Week: Adapting and Overcoming

Giant Shuffleboard

New Year; New Nails!

Virtual Experiences for Seniors in Retirement Communities

Staying Safe

December 2020

Star Treatment

Christmastime at Waterside

Searching for Santa’s Elves

Happy Chanukah!

10 Gift Ideas for Seniors in Retirement Communities This Christmas

Holidays 2020: 8 Activities for Seniors in Retirement Communities

Chef Mitchell Lash’s Classic Latkes

November 2020

Our British Goodie Carts Makes the Hit List

We Will Never Forget

Don’t stop moving!

Spreading A Little Halloween Love

Baby Dragon Warms Hearts

Remembrance Day

Potted Plant Workshop!

Oi Vey! What a Pickle!

Elderly Fall Prevention in Winter: Tips on Making Retirement Living Safer for Seniors

How V!VA Retirement Communities Helps Seniors Cope with SAD

Easy Potato Knishes

Introducing Anytime Dining

October 2020

Tips for Safe Medication Management for Seniors

Nora Burnett’s Apple Sauce Cookies

Fall Prevention Tips: How Retirement Communities Can Ensure Senior Safety

Roast Pumpkin Soup Recipe

September 2020

One Year of Making Today Great!

National Aviation Day

V!VA Oakville’s Health and Safety Tips for Seniors during Autumn and Winter

Take a Bite Out of Apple Season

Autumn and Retirement Living: Why Fall Is a Good Season to Move to a Senior Living Community

August 2020

Hawaiian Day

Trips to Mill Pond Park and Lake Wilcox

To Gairloch We Go!

Knitting Club Now Offers Cuddles

Call for Nominees: Carleton Place Senior of the Year 2020

Socially Distanced Garden Parties

Quilts for a Cause

Have you ever heard of National Funny Face Day?

Low Rider Car Show

Artistic Expressions

July 2020

Technology Safety Tips for Seniors

Hot Wheels

Crazy Cravings

It’s Great to be Canadian eh?

Twins for a Day

Mindful Meditation Series for Seniors: Part 3 – An Interview with V!VA Lifestyles Manager, Julie Hunter

Outdoor Games

90th Birthday Milestone Surprise!

Victorious Victory Garden Rejuvenation!

O Canada, O “Deer”

Mindful Meditation for Seniors: Part 2 – Techniques

Mindful Meditation for Seniors: Part 1 – The Benefits

Outdoor Activities for Seniors at V!VA as Ontario Reopens

June 2020

Themed Days

Enjoy a pint at Pints! Pub

Summer Strollin’

Visitation Pods

A V!VAlicious Summer-Ready BBQ Recipe

Digging into Gardening Season

Patios are for Family Visits



The Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

Simple Indoor Exercises for Seniors Living in a House or Retirement Community

Supporting Older Adults During Seniors’ Month

May 2020

Party (cart) Time at Waterside!

Happy Anniversary!

Impromptu Dance Party

Outdoor Concerts

Thanks to Our Families

Visiting V!VA Pickering

Ice Cream Sundaes

Creative Programming

Best Communication Technology for Seniors During COVID–19: Software

Best Hardware for Video Calling for Seniors During COVID–19

Activities for Seniors to Do During the Pandemic

A Cinco de Mayo V!VAlicious Recipe

April 2020

Team Members and Community Members Having Fun!

Staying in Touch Virtually with What Matters

How V!VA Barrhaven is embracing social distancing and what family members have to say…

Staying In Touch! (Without Touching)

Easter Long Weekend

Drive-by Birthday!

Happy Pesach!

Pillow Talk

Tips for Seniors to Manage Anxiety and Overcome Isolation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 2020

A Trip to Thailand!

Building a Snowman!

Bottoms Up!

Ice Wine Smoothies!

Scavenger Hunt

International Women’s Day!

Island Themed Staycation

How to support seniors living in retirement communities or alone during COVID-19

A Message to our Team Members from V!VA’s President

A V!VAlicious Recipe for National Nutrition Month

V!VA Whitby Shores is NOW OPEN!

February 2020

Giving back with our talents

Chinese New Year

V!VA Gives Back

Heart & Stroke Month

National Pie Day

V!VA’s Got Talent!

Rabbi Grover on the Future of Jewish Marriage

Waterside’s King and Queen of Hearts

A Heart Healthy V!VAlicious Recipe

January 2020

Winter at V!VA Oakville: Indoor Activities and Safety Tips for Seniors

Dine with an Angel

Ringing in the New Year

Pay It Forward

Community Member Profile: Meet Duff & Marinette Shaw

Canada Wins Gold!

Aloha Elvis

V!VAfit Fun!

Celebrating 2020 in Style!

V!VA’s Great People: Alison, Lifestyles Manager

A Packed Paddles Pub for a Golden Game!

New Year’s Resolutions: How V!VA Retirement Communities Can Help Seniors Meet Their 2020 Goals

December 2019

Walk Your Way into Better Health at V!VA Whitby Shores

Annual Holiday Bazaar!

Knitted Warmth from the Heart

A Holly Jolly Good Time

Family Christmas Brunch 2019

Decorating Barrhaven for the Holidays

Completely Bazaar!

A Walk Down Memory Lane

8 Exciting Activities for Seniors around V!VA Oakville

November 2019

Basic French Class with Roonie

Casino Extravaganza

A Time to Remember!

Lakeside Living for Seniors: Why V!VA Whitby Shores Is a Great Choice

A Community of Talent

Just Our Luck

Mum’s the Word

Waterside’s Annual Christmas Bazaar

Overcoming Loneliness: How Senior Living at V!VA Helps Community Members Tackle Social Isolation

5 Reasons Why Whitby Is a Great Place for Senior Living

Autumn High Tea

Annual Health & Wellness Fair!

Longest Drive Competition

October 2019

Into the Wild Blue Yonder

Murder at the Old Mill

One More Taste of Summer!

The 2019 Carleton Place Senior of the Year is…

September 2019

The long-awaited arrival of our Community Members is finally here!

11th Annual Apple Bake Off Wrap Up!

A Trip to St Jacobs!

Retirement Living Activities: How Creativity Helps Give Seniors Joy and Satisfaction

Oakville’s premier retirement lifestyle has arrived.

August 2019

V!VA’s Great People: Mary Ladner

A 200 Year Old Hawaiian Party

Getting Ready for Making Today Great!

Cheers to 8 Years!

Helpful Tips to Find a Retirement Community for Your Parents/Loved One

Why You Should Move to a Retirement Community before the Winter

July 2019

What Is the Right Age to Consider Moving to a Senior Living Community?

Waterside Ribfest 2019

Summer’s finally here!

June 2019

Life’s a Beach!

Big Bike for Heart & Stroke

10 Years of Live, Love, and Laugh!

Independent Senior living: Overcoming Homesickness

V!VA’s Great People: Russ Clarke

Moving Your Parents to a Senior Living Community: Overcoming Caregiver Stress and Guilt

May 2019

Tip-toeing through the Tulips

Beauty for All

A Bola Ballin’ Good Time

April 2019

High Tea Times at V!VA Thornhill Woods

Lights, camera… ACTION!

Buon Appetito!

Waterside launches campaign featuring Mary Cook

How Retirement Communities Facilitate Senior Wellbeing

March 2019

Members Tour Local Tweed Factory

A “Wild” Month at V!VA Thornhill Woods

St. Patrick’s Day Party

The Importance of Regular Physical Activity for Older Adults

February 2019

Sweetheart Tea

Chinese Water Colours

Valentine’s Day Events

The Waterside King and Queen of Hearts

Six Years of Making Today Great!

Chinese New Year!

Get a Safe & Secure Living Environment at V!VA Retirement Communities

What Is It Like to Live in a Retirement Home?

The V!VA Oakville Travel Club!

Hello from V!VA Oakville!

January 2019

January Blues? Not Here at Waterside!

New Year’s Party!

A Head Start to a “New You”

Tips to Ease the Transition to a Senior Living Community

How to Downsize when Moving into a Retirement Community

Benefits of a Trial Stay at a Retirement Community

Waterside Radio

December 2018

The Difference Between Staying at Home vs. Living in a Retirement Community

Moving to a Retirement Community: Timeline and Tips

Looking Back on 2018

Family Christmas Dinner

Salvation Army Toy Drive

A Week of Festive Fun

Chanukah Celebrations

Holiday Bazaar a Wintery Success!

Things to Consider when Selecting a Retirement Home

November 2018

Questions to Ask When Touring a Retirement Community

Holocaust Education with Beit Rayim

An Elora Gorge-eous View!

Waterside Annual Christmas Craft Show A HUGE Success

The Season To Give…

V!VA Barrhaven Partner with Victoria Quilters

Once Upon A Toy Mum Show

How to Talk to Your Parents about Moving to a Retirement Community

What Are the Benefits of Independent and Assisted Living for Seniors?

What to Expect when Moving to a Retirement Community

October 2018

100 Birthday Wishes!

Surviving the Tornado

How V!VA Retirement Communities Are Different

Being V!VAfit with Active Aging Week

Celebrating Sukkot

Perfectly Pumpkin End to the Summer

What Is the Difference between Retirement Living and Long-Term Care?

Benefits of Maintaining Social Interaction in Your Senior Years

Meadowlands in Ancaster celebrates Grand Re-Opening

September 2018

Summer’s been a picnic!

Shana Tova!

Summer Send Off!

Overnight to Niagara Falls

July 2018

V!VA Oakville’s model suite is now open!

June 2018

V!VA Oakville construction update

May 2018

V!VA’s Victory Gardens – two (green) thumbs up!

A stroll – and so much more!

April 2018

V!VA’s Sovereign’s Medal Winner

An “Egg-cellent” Easter!

March 2018

Celebrating the start of another Jays season

Renovation fun!

February 2018

Happy Anniversary, V!VA Thornhill Woods

A Very V!VA Valentine

Love You Forever Contest

V!VA’s Not-So Newly Wed Game!

A Very V!VA Valentine

Celebrating Chinese New Year

January 2018

V!VA Barrhaven’s Family Christmas Dinner

V!VA Mississauga’s In-house Artists

A Year of Giving at V!VA Pickering

V!VA Thornhill Woods’ Toy Donation Drive

Waterside’s Festive Spirit Days




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