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February – The Month of Love

Posted by admin on February 14, 2019 in Community Centres, Valentines Day |
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Beth Eshete and members of our community on Valentine’s Day 14 February 2019

Every year, seemingly the day after New Year’s, the advertising starts for Valentine’s Day. Red hearts in store windows, media advertising diamond jewellery to show how much ‘you love a person’, and of course, chocolate. Let me say right now, I LOVE chocolate. Seriously.

In the coldest month of the year, we have the excuse to get cozy with one another and celebrate love. But what does Love mean? If you asked 10 different people, you would get 10 different answers. Of course, there would be some overlap, but each person has their own love story. What is yours?

Would Chapter One be about the pet you had as a young child or about a sibling you looked up to? Maybe Chapter Two would be about your first love when you were only 8 years old? What chapters would your first kiss, your first break-up/make-up and your first ‘I Love you’ fall in to? Weddings, children and family pets. So much love! An entire lifetime could be put in to Chapters for sharing.

We now celebrate Family Day in February. It’s a great way to spend some time together and perhaps watch a movie or read excerpts from a book. So many options to choose from be they classic or modern. Remember these? 101 Dalmatians, The Bridges of Madison County, The Notebook, Titanic, Casablanca, The English Patient, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Happy Feet, and who can forget Romeo & Juliet or Pride and Prejudice? And these are just a few…

If music is more your thing, perhaps update your playlist to include some of the old favourites just to play on Valentine’s Day: Endless Love (Diana Ross); You Can’t Hurry Love (Supremes); Because You Love Me (Celine Dion); I Think I Love You (Partridge Family); Crazy in Love (Beyonce); and I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston). If you like Country Music, pretty much every song has to do with being in love or falling out of love or breaking up then making up.

Oh, the ups and downs of love.

A mother’s love; a spouse’s love; siblings and furry friends; friends. Love is action. Perhaps you show this by a hug when one is needed (and even when it’s not); listening; supporting even when you may not agree with a situation. Cooking for your friends and family. Showing concern for another being – human or animal. It is affection without expectation and is unconditional. This doesn’t mean it can’t get loud and annoying at times. Because we know it does. But love should always be respectful, even in times of strife.

So, celebrate love. Grab a good love story, a box of chocolates and kleenex and your family or best friend and spend some time together. Talk about your own love story. Or come to Mosaic for our Community Café and share your story with others. Call us for more information or visit our website for program descriptions and dates.

Written by: Dina Campeis; Community Relations Manager, Mosaic Home Care & Community Resource Centres. (416.322.7002 or 905.597.7000. www.mosaichomecare.com

Community Mapping Project–recent article from Markham Life (Spring 2019)

Posted by admin on February 11, 2019 in Community, Mapping |

The Magic of Opera…the magic of rich, diverse community space…

Posted by admin on January 21, 2019 in Community, Creative, Education |

At Mosaic Home Care and Community Resource Centres we provide community space and host events that are open to the wider community.  We aim to facilitate connection, meaning, fun, education, interaction and to emphasise the value of “human being” across the full spectrum of being. One of our more popular events, the Magic of the […]

Join Mosaic at the IG Wealth Management Walk For Memories on February 2, 2019!

Posted by admin on January 14, 2019 in Alzheimer's, Walk for Memories |

Join Mosaic at the IG Wealth Management Walk For Memories on February 2, 2019! This is a huge fundraising event that happens every year for Alzheimer’s disease. Mosaic is one of the many sponsors for this event and we are encouraging everyone to come out and support a great cause and also represent our company. […]

Forget making New Year’s Resolutions. Try a Vision Board Instead!

Posted by admin on January 10, 2019 in Keynote |

Grab a coffee, a note pad and give yourself an afternoon of dreaming and then planning for the next year (or more). To get yourself started, you need to be able to articulate what you want in life. This is a really big question. Break it down by asking what excites you and makes you […]

European Society for Person Centered Health Care, 5th Annual Global Conference, 6th to 7th December 2018

Nathalie Anderson and Jane Teasdale attended the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare conference in London (UK) where Jane was a Keynote speaker. Jane presented on community integrated models of care and addressed the barriers, tools and opportunities for meeting the social and emotional needs of persons with complex care needs living within our communities. […]

Traditions – New and Old

Posted by admin on December 24, 2018 in Holidays - Christmas |

December seems to be the month many traditions are carried out, not only because of religious beliefs, but also because the kids are out of school and there are statutory holidays so most everyone has a few days off work to gather with friends and family. And, of course, the retailers remind us daily starting […]

Gratitude & Remembrance Day by Dina Campeis

Posted by admin on November 4, 2018 in Remembrance |

This year is the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, known as Remembrance Day in Canada. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. This year is the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, known as Remembrance Day in Canada. Every year on this date, we remember. And we will continue to do so […]

Community Café, 22 October–Update!

Posted by admin on October 23, 2018 in CNIB Centre, Community, Comunity Cafes, Mid town, Mosaic, Social and isolation |

Our community café is a space for everyone, whether you want to sit and listen, talk and take part or lead and grow the community and its connections.  There will be activities and events as well as discussion and development of ideas as to how our communities could be better run and more deeply connected.  […]

THOUGHTS ON GIVING THANKS at Thanksgiving (By Dina Campeis)

Posted by admin on September 4, 2018 in Thanksgiving |

Every year around this time, we start to think about Thanksgiving. For those working or in school, it’s a much-appreciated long weekend. For many, it’s a time to gather friends and family together and share in a feast of turkey, gravy, roasted vegetables and, of course, pumpkin pie! And, for others, it’s a reminder of […]

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