April 19, 2021
Story by: C. Richard Campbell
Images: Screen captures
Cody Lyons
Joined the Rotary Club of Simcoe in 2017
Corporate member - Classification: Senior Retirement Residential
Each new Rotarian is required to present to the Club a Classification Talk.
He is a Simcoe native. Cody told the Club about his involvement in community sports as a volunteer and as a participant. He graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies with a minor in Tourism. Cody is presently the Community Relations Coordinator of Cedar Crossing Retirement Community in Simcoe, Ontario.
For a period of time he was also the Life Enrichment Coordinator as well as the Community Relations Coordinator at Cedar Crossing Retirement Community.  What follows is a "virtual" tour of the 67 suite facility.
Cedar Crossing Retirement Community, 395 Cedar Street, Simcoe, Ontario
Here is a sampling of slides of this bright, modern and comfortable retirement residence. When you visit Cedar Crossing, you will discover that the interior views match the photographs. You feel almost compelled to sit down in one of the comfortable chairs in front of the fireplace and read a favourite book. Need a break from reading, head over to the Linden Cocktail Bar.
The Covid-19 crisis has presented challenges to the the staff at Cedar Crossing. There are federal, provincial and Haldimand-Norfolk health and safety regulations to follow as well as the policies of "head office". Staff is striving to create a community and to increased social contact to enhance living. Government regulations has forced everyone to isolate and/or minimize social interaction. 
Many in the Rotary Club of Simcoe qualify or are on the brink of qualifying for living in this retirement community. Cody Lyons, you are going to fit right in with us.

Esprit Lifestyle Communities was created in 2016 as a division of Extendicare. Extendicare’s mission is to help people live better. The company offers a wide range of services for Seniors.
For more information, visit the website.