My mother moved to Chartwell Rouge Valley almost two years ago, after living in her Scarborough house for fifty-six years. It was hard for her to think of leaving her comfort zone, but when given the opportunity to visit Rouge Valley in Markham, Mom was immediately won over by the beautiful country-inn setting and by the warm and welcoming staff. She made the decision the first time she visited Rouge Valley to make it her new home.
Within days of moving in, everyone on staff was greeting Mom by name and she began to feel like she truly belonged. Mom takes part in all of the excursions and particularly loves the musical entertainment. Lifestyle and Program Manager, Amanda Tatuc, listens to the residents' requests for places they would like to visit and things they would like to do and approaches all activities with warmth and enthusiasm. Mom thinks of Amanda as another daughter.
I enjoy visiting Mom at the Rouge, but when I am not able to be there, I have complete piece of mind, knowing that she is taking part in activities that promote her physical, mental and emotional well-being, and that she is among many friends.