Celebrating National Seniors Day

Sometimes the best lessons come from lived experiences, and no one knows this better than seniors who have spent decades building, maintaining and caring for their homes. This is the generation raised on making things last, and now they are passing this wisdom on to current and future homeowners. Read real stories from real seniors below. 

In honour of National Seniors Day on October 1, we asked experienced homeowners across Alberta to share their advice and best practices for establishing and maintaining a healthy and happy home. You can read this collection of curated stories below. 

Nominate a senior homeowner in your life below for a chance for them to win a “porch"rait on their front step by renowned photographer Neil Zeller, as well as $500 in Rumi products and services.

I Wish I'd Known....

Donna and Steve M. from Calgary

Donna G. from Millarville

Donna has been a proud homeowner for 51 years.

Elaine K. from Calgary

Elaine K. from Calgary

Born in small town Saskatchewan and raised in B.C., Elaine has called Calgary home for over 65 years.

John – Edmonton, Alberta

John — Edmonton, Alberta

John bought his first home as soon as he was legally able to at the age of 21.

Donna and Steve M. from Calgary

Donna and Steve M. from Calgary

Steve and Donna are proud homeowners and have been since they purchased their first home in Calgary in 1976. 

Nominate a Senior Homeowner

Is there a senior homeowner in your life who deserves some recognition? Maybe they spent years creating the most beautiful garden on the street, or they’re a jack of all trades when it comes to simple home repairs. Now is your chance to recognize them for their dedication and advice! Nominate a senior homeowner below for a chance for them to win a “porchrait” on their front step by renowned photographer Neil Zeller. You and the nominated senior could win $500 in Rumi products and services.

*Contest runs between September 27, 2021, and October 22, 2021. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. Making a purchase of any ATCOenergy, Rümi and/or Blue Flame Kitchen products and/or services will not in any way whatsoever increase or otherwise impact your chances of winning in this contest. See Official Rules, eligibility, prize description and odds disclosure by clicking the link below "Rules & Regulations"  and privacy policy at www.rumi.ca/en-ca/privacy.html.

I Wish I'd Known....

Tracy and Brian – Calgary

Tracy and Brian — Calgary

Tracy and Brian have been homeowners since 1979 and over the years they have watched the community around them flourish with new families. 

Heather N. from Sibbald Area

Heather N. from Sibbald Area

Heather and Brian have lived on their farm for 42 years, serving as the community hub for family and friends near and far.

Helen and Bob P. from Calgary

Helen and Bob P. from Calgary

Helen and Bob have been living in their dream home in Calgary since 1991.

 

Chris T. and Bettie L. from Calgary 

Chris T. and Bettie L. from Calgary 

Chris T. and Bettie L. have spent the last two decades creating memories in their home. 

Siddharth & Rajosree S. from Calgary

Siddharth & Rajosree S. from Calgary

Siddarth and Rajosree have lived in their current home for 37 years and think of it as a safe shelter for their friends and family to find refuge.