New Business Offers Independence to Seniors

Working with seniors was something Alyson Graham knew would be a fulfilling career for herself.  She obtained her degree in Gerontology and immediately went to work in nursing and retirement homes.  The work was rewarding and the residents enjoyed and were appreciative of the services.  As she became more familiar with the residents, Ms. Graham realized that many of them would have preferred to remain in their own homes, and did not feel ready for the transition to a nursing or retirement home.

Alyson and Thom“Many seniors want to stay in their own homes for as long as possible,” explained Ms. Graham. “They value their independence and the familiarity, but they also want to live safely and securely.  That is why I decided to openCedarwood Services – I feel it is important that an individual is able to live as they wish, for as long as they wish.”

Cedarwood Services provides quality, non-medical care services to seniors while promoting privacy, independent living and dignity in their own homes.

Cedarwood Services is not just a service,” explained Ms. Graham. “It’s about developing a relationship. It’s about giving seniors their independence and helping them through the transitions faced in life.”

Cedarwood Services provides:

  • Transportation to various appointments, activities and shopping
  • In-home respite services for caregivers
  • Friendly visitation and companionship
  • Personal care including bathing, light housekeeping, meal preparation and laundry
  • Home maintenance and repair including yard maintenance, and home renovations
  • Senior move management, including downsizing
  • Advocacy and health care system navigation

Non-medical service packages are personalized and tailored to the individual client and family. Services are flexible depending on individual needs and are delivered in a timely manner.

“I have no doubt that those seniors who select Alyson’s business as a part of their service delivery team will thank themselves again and again,” expressed David Porter, President of Blackburn Lodge Seniors Residence in Ottawa. “Alyson’s ability to excel at whatever she does starts with her personality.”

“It’s heartwarming to see the care and appreciation Ms. Graham has for our senior population,” said Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre Consultant Candy Pollard. “Anyone who meets her can immediately see the pride and effort she takes in providing top notch services, and the ease with which she communicates with her clients. This type of service will be very valuable to the Glengarry communities.”

Cedarwood Services operates Monday to Saturday, 8am to 8pm and services North and South Glengarry. For additional information, please contact 613-360-5512 or email

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