It is with genuine pleasure to hear that the talented young ladies who recently performed operatic selections, combined with instructive quizzes and lectures, are returning for another appearance at the Grenadier. Judging from the large number of listeners present and from the enthusiastic reception they gave to the performers, I am obviously not alone in my appreciation of opera at our retirement home. I am sure that many of the newcomers who have moved in since the previous occasion will increase the number of fans even more. Thank you for letting us know about the prospect of the next visit. Yours, Andrew Resident of a Retirement Community in North York
Out of all the programs we have to choose from, my favourite is Conscious Movement with Valeria. I think exercise is good for body, mind and spirit. If you don't use it, you lose it. Valeria does a meditation component with the exercise program that helps me relax. Her program really hits the spot. She is a very kind and caring person that puts her heart into the class and is very dedicated. She is very hands on and helps all the residents.
Alexander Resident of a Retirement Community in North York
I really do enjoy the cooking class with Antonella. She is so good to us. I am one of the few non Italians at the residence and she always takes time to translate to English for me. She really is quite wonderful. Her food is amazing and she gives us samples to try. Hannah Resident of a Retirement Community in Vaughan
Just wanted to let you know how much we both enjoy the Glee Club. We always had music in our lives and love the opportunity to have a good sing-a-long. We thoroughly enjoy you Miya and everything you do.
Douglas & Louisa Residents of a Retirement Community in Aurora
"I liked the Conscious Movement class at first, but then I found it more difficult because of my arthritis. I still want to keep active, so Valeria the instructor has been able to give me modifications for the exercises I have difficulty with. As an instructor, Valeria is very kind and helpful. One day she noticed I wasn't myself and she left a note at the front desk that something was wrong. I had something in my eye and she noticed that I wasn't the same. I thought that was really something to notice. I love the end of the program when we relax. One time I went to Cuba in my head to help me relax." "I enjoy the Pilates class with Janey. I find it very good and I can do everything. She is an excellent teacher and very fun. I can't hear so well and she is good at demonstrating the exercises so I can see the them."
Shirley Resident of a Retirement Community in North York
Giordano is #1. I love his Canta con Giordano (Sing-a-Long with Giordano) program. I love the songs he plays and sings and I can't wait for his class. He jokes with all of us and he is so nice with everyone. I just love it!
Gina Resident of a Retirement Community in Vaughan