Chef de Cuisine
I don’t really have one favourite musician. Even though I can’t “carry a tune in a bucket” as my mom used to say, I love all types of music. Up beat tunes always make me happy and want to dance.
The best gift that I have ever received are my children and my grandchildren. I am very blessed with a wonderful family.
If I could, I would go back in time I would go back to my high school time in the early 1970’s. I enjoyed high school, my friends, sports and my teachers. Time went by so fast during that period that I would like to revisit that period again.
From the start that I have joined the MLP Team, I feel a great sense of caring. The residents’ well-being and happiness are first and foremost at MLP.
Louis Armstrong. I love all Jazz and Classical. Little bit of Country as well.
Life. It has given me the knowledge to help others, and most of all it has given me wonderful children and grand-children.
I would go back to Klondike Days – 1800’s. There wasn’t the hassle and bustle of everything – it was laid back and in order to cope you relied on your neighbours for help and endurance.
It has taught me patience and understanding of not only the residents but also other team members and how to cope with everyone’s needs.
My favorite musician is the Chipmunks, I play them with the grand kids.
The best gift I’ve ever received was a pair of toe socks – why? “Everyone need toe socks, don’t you”
If I could go back in time, the year would be 2010; the year my mother passed, just to hear her voice one more time.
I don’t really have a favourite musician. I like listening to Pop, Country and a little bit of Rock – but not Hard Rock. I like Nickelback, Bryan Adams and Adele.
Have to say this past Christmas – I received a 3D picture of a wolf head. Also having all of my family here is the best gift of all …
It would be when my other was growing up in the 1940’s. When rent was only $27 a month, you could buy a house for $3,000 and bread was only 10 cents a loaf.
My time at MLP has taught me to have more respect for seniors. We are all going to be there one day as well. Listen to what they have to say and appreciate that they have their own opinions … extend towards them a helping hand when needed
My favourite bands are Nickelback and AC/DC. However, I like pretty much all types of music as long as it has a good beat to the tune.
The best gift that I have ever received is my lovely wife, and soon to be born my first child!
I would go back to my childhood. Life was carefree with no worries or responsibilities. Life seemed so very simple then.
Although I am new to MLP Team, I have learned and realized the importance of team work and the great benefits that come with being part of a wonderful group of people – whose aim is to serve the amazing residents who live here.
Chef de Cuisine
I love all types of music, anything from rock, hip-hop and country
My grandmother’s wedding rings when I turned 16
I would go back to the times of prohibition because people were more carefree
That life is short. Never take the time you have with people for granted.
I can’t say that I have a favourite musician. I love all kinds of music. Country music would be one of my favourites. Music makes me happy.
My beautiful girls. They stole my heart from day one.
I would go back to the 1800s, life was less complicated. I would love being a stay at home mom, would love being with my family. Family time is always number one to me.
My favorite musician would be my best friend, Bobbi-Jo Vandenburg. She has such a pure soulful country voice that I could listen to for hours.
The best gift I have ever received are my 3 beautiful children. They make me not take life for granted. I cherish each and every single day with them.
I would say that I would choose the 80’s. Mainly because it has the basics of everything we have today. It was a peaceful time in which life wasn’t, no economic crisis all around.
My time at MLP Residence has taught me that whether your young or elderly we all have a purpose here on earth.
My favourite musician is Bon Jovi.
The best gift I have ever received was a bouquet of flowers for no reason.
If I were to ever travel back in time, it would be in the 1920’s to get a better understanding of the depression and its effect on life.
I have understood what it really means to be a part of a “team” – one which cares for their residents and their well-being.
As I am aging and becoming more humble and grateful for my presence, I find I am enjoying music that relates to the strength of spirit. I love chanting hymns, opera, foreign languages like Spanish, and more recently the Indian language.
The best gift I have ever received is my partner. He gave me the gift of joy. His spirit is light, while very grounded to the earth. I am of spirit so he is my balance with earth’s connection.
If I could go back in time it would be to the year 1989. My strength of spirit awakened. This was a journey of self, but not selfish. My year of physical accomplishment in body building championships. I overcame insecurities through training, which I recognized were not necessarily my own. My journey has awakened the depth of a strong spirit within me. Today I found joy in helping others with their strength of spirit, their voice within.
Don’t think I can pick one. I love county music, old and new.
I got a walking doll for Christmas years ago. I still remember this as my best Christmas gift, ever. It was what I had asked Santa for.
1976, I would go back to my high school days, a happy and care-free time.
Dire Straits - I still listen to the music I listened to in college.
The best gift I ever received was a mirrored puzzle box. It taught me things are not always as they seem!
Turn of the 19th century when science and industry made great strides forward
I've learned how to listen with a compassionate ear.
My favourite hip-hop artist is Juice Wrld. His music has helped me through tough times, and I associate many of his songs to great memories with my friends.
The best gift I have ever received would be a Harley Davidson tricycle. I got this bike for my 10th birthday and remember riding this bike around and thinking it was the coolest gift ever!
If I could go back in time, I would travel to the year 2016. This was the year I entered high school and I'd love to relive the experience.
I love all types of music, music can make you want to dance, it can make you cry. It can describe feelings and awaken a memory.
My best gift I ever received was one I had given to my sister. I drove to her home in Hamilton the day of her birthday, rang her door bell and she was so shocked to see me she slammed the door in my face, opened it again and cried while giving me the biggest hug ever.
I would go back to before 2001, as my mom, my best friend passes that year. Oh, to have one more day, week or year.
I enjoy the band Queen or anything 70's and 80's.
The best gift I ever received was my son.
I would travel back to 1979 and go to my old campground.
My favorite musician is Luke Combs. He plays country music and has a good voice.
The best gift I have ever received is my son, River.
I would travel back to 2018 when my son was just a sweet little cuddly baby.
I don't have a favorite in particular. Any and all music will do! No particular artist or genre, Not a huge fan of country music though. I would say music plays a big part in my life.
Best gift I ever received was maps from my uncle Loris. Everything he traveled on a his bike he would bring a map home and I was lucky enough to be given a few. All his maps he brought home had a story and I enjoyed listening to those stories.
My time at MLP Residence has taught me to be patient. Tasks will get done, problems will be solved. Most importantly residents and staff feel appreciated and at ease in this fantastic environment.
I don't have a favourite musician because I love music of all genres, all diversity of music.
My family is the best gift I could have ever been given. I'm lucky enough to have a big family and still have my parents with me. I also have an amazing fiancé and 2 wonderful boys that I am grateful for everyday.
If I could travel back to another time I would travel to the 50's. The fashion was just starting to get very good, the music was a bit more edgy, but yet things were simple without the distractions of technology.
My musical tastes are far reaching, so I have many 'favourites'. As a musician and performer in addition to my work at MLP, I gravitate towards traditional jazz, early blues and classical.
I would have to say that my best gift would be my husband, who is also my best friend.
I would travel back to the year that family were all together for a big family Christmas.
MLP has taught me that joy, laughter, fun and the need for mutual respect and caring goes beyond the definition of age, and that everyone, regardless of age, have important stories to tell and share.
I enjoy all music, however I just recently started to listen to country music which I have really taken a liking to Luke Bryan.
The best gift I have received in life hands down is my beautiful daughter Naomi Jean Lee Hogan.
If I could go back in time, it would be Mother’s Day in 2015, just to be able to hold my mother one last time.
I enjoy a wide variety of music, what music I listen to all depends on my mood and company I am with.
The best gift I have ever received is my son, he is my world.
If I could go back in time, I would go back to the 80’s. Life was less complicated and stressful, there wasn’t the pressures from society as there is today.