It's the people that truly bring Heritage River Retirement Residence to life. It's a welcoming and special place where everyone feels at home.
Meet The Heritage River Family
Bob Cameron — Owner/Operator
I am proud of Heritage River’s caring community. I look forward to walking through the front door and seeing our residents' smiling faces. We are dedicated to our residents and are focused on ensuring that Heritage River is a welcoming place where residents can enjoy their retirement and senior years. Our warm and homey atmosphere, exceptional dining, and incredible team set us apart. We look forward to welcoming you home.
Everything we do, every day, is for the well-being of our residents.
Shelly Gould — Regional Manager
Shelley started her career in Senior Living in 1989 after working in hospitality for over a decade. Over the course of her career she worked in a variety of capacities in senior housing, home care, and at a corporate level. Shelley has served on many Boards and committees and acted as a Senior Director for Ontario with responsibility for overseeing multiple locations including long term-care, retirement, and senior condominiums. In 2015, Shelley started her own business working with operations and development for four senior housing properties.
“Heritage River is and has been a love of mine and part of my life since 2007.”
Paul Weekes — Operations Manager/Chef
Paul began his career as a chef in 1993 and was Red Seal Certified in 1999 after apprenticing in Ottawa at the Corel Centre for the Ottawa Senators. After many years of working in the restaurant and catering industry, he was introduced to Senior Living in 2009, where he found a passion for cooking for seniors. For 10 years, Paul worked as Regional Chef in Senior Living across the USA and Canada, until he joined the team at Heritage River in 2014. Paul began as the Executive Chef and became Operations Manager in 2020.
The best thing about Heritage River is the privilege of working in our residents’ home and making a difference in their daily lives.
Megan Polkiewicz — Health & Wellness Manager
Megan was born and raised in the Elora/Fergus area and couldn’t imagine living in any other community. After working in long-term care for over a decade, Megan brought her applied knowledge and passion for working with seniors to Heritage River. Nursing is her calling and she finds her work tremendously rewarding.
“Working at Heritage River has been what I would consider my dream job. I come to work with a full heart every single day and am proud to work amongst such a lovely community. I could easily exchange the word ‘community’ with ‘family’ — the feeling of fellowship is remarkable.”
Judy Brooks – Sale and Resident Services Manager
Judy joined the team at Heritage River in 2020 after having worked in the Senior Living industry for over seven years. She lives in Guelph with her husband Dave, loves spending time with their grandchildren, and travelling.
“I love working with seniors to help improve their quality of life.”
Tara Reeves – Office Manager
Tara has been at Heritage River since 2008. Born and raised on a dairy farm just outside of Elora, she moved to British Columbia at age 18 to experience the “real world”, but returned seven years later. Tara is responsible for looking after the operational financial management and resident services, and loves putting her bookkeeping, office management, and customer service skills to work. She lives in Elora with her husband Dan, and their two children Tyson and Darla.
“Working at Heritage River is more than just a desk job, it’s being able to connect with all of our residents and making their lives a little bit better every day.”
Sandi Nikolasevic — Life Enrichment Coordinator
Sandi is an Elora/Fergus native. Over the course of her working life, she has made a career of caring for others. From operating a daycare in Elora for 30 years to working with mentally and physically challenged adults with Community Living Guelph-Wellington, she loves to improve people’s lives. Sandi joined the team at Heritage River in 2013 and loves caring for others.
“My heart is with the residents and anything I can do to brighten their day, I am happy to do that.”
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