Finding the right retirement community to call home is important, but being connected to the larger community provides an enriching experience for everyone—and everyone benefits.
Home is about where you live and how you give
At The Hamlets, home is where the heart is—and the residents and team members here have big hearts. It’s a happy, cohesive community that enjoys giving back to the larger Red Deer community. Making sure that everyone in your community is taken care of is a philosophy that extends way beyond the walls of the residences at The Hamlets.
Giving back is something a lot of corporations do—there’s nothing unusual in that—but what is unusual is how The Hamlets goes about it. “The residents come up with a lot of the ideas for giving back,” says Jaime Riggins, Community Relations Coordinator for The Hamlets at Deer Park. “And, because we have two sister sites in Red Deer, we have a unique opportunity to collaborate and give back even more to the community. Not only are The Hamlets a Canadian and family owned organization, they choose to focus on the local community in which they live and work because they are truly a part of it.
Charity begins at home
The Hamlets focuses on creating a culture centred on compassion, love and hope so that each individual can find health and happiness and in turn, the residents here always go the extra mile by giving their best to their community.
A great example of community spirit took place recently with the annual food drive for the local food bank. Not only did the sister sites of The Hamlets manage to collect lots of good things to eat, the residents got together with team members and created a life-size gingerbread house to promote the drive. This is typical of The Hamlets involvement during the holidays and throughout the year in the greater Red Deer community as the residents participate in a variety of charity events—everything from knitting toques for the Mustard Seed to helping support Many Hands.
“Everyone living here has a lifetime of experience and know-how,” says Jaime. “And they know the value of building community from within. It’s important to be able to contribute—it creates a sense of well-being and self-esteem. This is a generation that has been giving for a lifetime—they understand the value and strength of community and know that giving back makes the whole community stronger.”
Finding a place to live is easy, finding a place to call home is golden. The Hamlets is a place to truly call home both within the grounds and outside of them too. For more information on The Hamlets sites call The Hamlets at Red Deer at