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Ringing in the New Year with centenarian cheer at Revera

Day-to-day happiness, not New Year’s resolutions, most important, say centenarian retirement living residents

MISSISSAUGA, Canada – DECEMBER 30, 2022 – Imagine ringing in the New Year more than 100 times in your lifetime. That is the reality for many Revera retirement home residents, and we can’t help but marvel at their extraordinary human achievement - that of a long life well lived.

To ring in 2023, Revera cheers centenarians across Canada and shares the wisdom and insight of Revera’s Chief Elder Officer, Hazel McCallion, who will turn 102 this February, and some of the nearly 230 centenarians living at Revera retirement residences. Read Revera’s latest blog to learn more about their secrets to living a long, healthy life and their thoughts on New Year’s resolutions.

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Most of the centenarian interviewees in the blog say they don’t put much stock in resolutions – they say it’s more about attitude and outlook, regular activity and social activity all year long, plus a dose of good genes. Hazel McCallion agrees. “Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. When I do it’s usually about settling an issue that is going on. There are so many people less fortunate than me in the world,” she says. “When I make a resolution, it’s to try to do something to help people. I also try to stay positive in my thinking and live a life of purpose.”

“Ringing in the New Year is always special, however the centenarians we spoke with made it clear they prefer to focus on more living and happiness every day of the year,” said JP Cadeau, President of Revera Canada. “This is great perspective for all of us, regardless of our age. We are grateful for this, and the countless other pieces of wisdom shared daily by centenarians and the thousands of other seniors living in our retirement homes.”

Read our blog to find out more of what Revera’s centenarians shared with us as we head into 2023.

About Revera

Revera is a leading Canadian-owned and -headquartered, owner, investor, developer and operator in the senior living sector. Through its portfolio of partnerships, Revera owns or operates more than 475 properties across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom serving more than 46,000 seniors. Revera offers seniors’ apartments, independent living, assisted living, memory care, and long term care. With over 41,000 employees dedicated to providing exceptional care and service, Revera is helping seniors live life to the fullest. Find out more at

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Larry Roberts
Revera Inc.

Hazel McCallion, Revera’s Chief Elder Officer, is still meeting with residents at Revera Retirement Residences at age 101 to get feedback and share her tips on living a life of purpose.

Revera asked some of its nearly 230 centenarian residents some questions on New Year’s resolutions and the secrets of a long, healthy life, and the results are in our latest blog.

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