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Lorrie was born in Toronto with a pen in her hand. Her deep family roots in the Annapolis Valley left her longing for the east coast, and she moved to the Sambro area in 1994.

Lorrie spent over 35 years in the legal field in roles of administrative assistant, office manager, and certified court transcriber.

Lorrie manages the social media for the Spryfield Business Commission, is a regular contributor to the Chebucto News, and Community Contact for Sambro on CBC’s Information Morning.  She’s also a member of the Board of Directors of the Sambro Area Community Association (“SACA”) and owns and runs a 2 bedroom oceanfront Airbnb home in Sambro.

As a freelance writer, Lorrie crafts social media posts, web content, newsletters, customer case studies, white papers, blog posts, articles, press releases, special reports, ghostwriting, professional bios, informational copywriting and speeches.



Business Website Address: Lorrie Boylen
Business Phone Number: 902 222-2011
Melville Heights Retirement Residence
Address: 24 Ramsgate Lane
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3P 2R2
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Melville Heights Retirement Residence

A division of GEM Health Care Group Ltd, Melville Heights specializes in providing upscale independent living to clients who wish to maintain their active lifestyle without the worries that come with owning a home.

Melville Heights is situated on the Melville Ridge Retirement campus with breathtaking views of  the Armdale yacht club, Halifax’s North West arm, the Bedford Basin, and all the way out to the mouth of the Halifax Harbour. Professionally landscaped walking paths with gardens offer clients a safe and enjoyable stroll throughout the property.

Clients choose from bachelor, one or two bedroom apartments, which come complete with full kitchens and walk in closets. All of the amenities that they need are right outside their door and all are encouraged to participate in an activity program which provides for plenty of opportunities to meet and re-acquaint with new and old friends.


Business Website Address: Melville Heights Retirement Residence
Business Phone Number: 902 477-3313
Business Fax: 902 477-6118
Best Western Chocolate Lake Hotel
Address: 250 Saint Margarets Bay Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 2H1
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Discover a full service Halifax hotel, offering the perfect lakeside setting and location; ideal for all your conference, wedding, business and leisure travel. Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel, takes great pride in offering attentive customer care to each and every guest. They offer a total of 142 guestrooms including 9 suites. Relax in their on-site and newly renovated restaurant and bar the Lakeside Grill & Bar, with an outdoor patio and a spectacular view of Chocolate Lake.

Each stylish and spaciously-appointed guest room features complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary parking and a hot buffet breakfast at the Lakeside Grill. Enhanced amenities include an indoor salt water pool, fitness facility and comfortable games room.

Chocolate Lake is situated in a beautiful, forested neighborhood and is surrounded by several private homes and a city-operated beach park, which is a popular family swimming spot in the summertime. It takes its name from a chocolate factory that, for a short time in the early 1900’s, operated on the shore of the lake. The Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel opened in October 2008.

Business Website Address: Best Western Chocolate Lake Hotel
Business Phone Number: 902 477-5661
Melville Gardens Residential Care Centre
Address: 11 Ramsgate Lane
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3P 2S9
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Located on the Melville Ridge Retirement Campus, Melville Gardens is a 91 unit facility which has 60 beds licensed by the NS Dept of Health as Level 1 Residential Care, while the remaining 31 beds are licensed as a Level 2 Nursing Home. The residential care units in Melville Gardens are an ideal place to live for someone who wishes to maintain as much of their independence as possible, but may require some supervision or assistance to perform their activities of daily living. Those who live in the Level 2 Nursing section of Melville Gardens require assistance and supervision when performing their activities of daily living.

Clients who live at Melville Gardens enjoy the activity program which keeps them enthused and involved with their neighbours. For their convenience there is also a hair salon, library and a multi-denominational chapel in the facility. Healthy meals and snacks are all prepared under the direction of our nutritionist and are enjoyed in the beautifully decorated dining area.

Melville Gardens is a licensed facility by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and all admisisons, whether they are for the Residential Care or Nursing Care units, are gained through their Single Entry System (SES). For more information please call (800) 225-7225 or visit their website at

Business Phone Number: 902 477-3135
Business Fax: 902 477-2718
Melville Lodge Long Term Care Centre
Address: 50 Shoreham Lane
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3P 2R3

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Melville Lodge Long Term Care Centre is part of the Melville Ridge Retirement community that is surrounded by elegantly groomed gardens, providing a visually appealing environment for our clients and their families.

Melville Lodge is designed with an open and spacious concept, creating a warm comfortable atmosphere. We offer living, dining and activity rooms, as well as a nursing station.

​ Also, the fully enclosed private courtyard provides a place for clients to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.

Individualized assessment and care planning
Professional interdisciplinary health care team
Nursing staff 24-hours a day
Occupational Therapists
Physiotherapist and Physiotherapy Assistant
Palliative approach to care
Spiritual services
Hairdressing services (extra cost)
Massage Therapy (extra cost)
Care By Design – 24 hour coverage by on-call physicians
Extended Care Paramedic Services



Business Website Address: Melville Lodge Long Term Care Centre
Business Phone Number: 902 479-1030
Business Fax: 902 477-1663
Gem Health Care Group
Address: 101-15 Shoreham Lane
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3P 2R3
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GEM Health Care Group is a Nova Scotian, family run business which has been progressively enhancing the lives of seniors in the communities where they operate since 1979.

GEM has acquired and constructed facilities throughout the province and have continued to remain leaders in transforming how health care is delivered to seniors in Nova Scotia.
GEM currently operates various levels of seniors’ care facilities throughout Nova Scotia, Ontario, and in Hollywood, Florida.

Business Website Address: GEM Health Care Group
Business Phone Number: 902 429-6227
Business Fax: 902 429-375
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