The Crossing Attends Senior Wellness Expo

Betty Crockett with Jim Vacheresse, sales consultants at The Crossing, Atlantic Canada’s premiere lifestyle community.

Windsor NS May 25 2016, Sales consultants from The Crossing, Atlantic Canada’s premier lifestyle community attended the Seniors Health and Wellness Expo hosted at the Royal Canadian Legion in Windsor NS. The event was coordinated by the Hants County Senior Safety Association providing a venue for local area seniors and 52 vendors to get together with a complimentary lunch included.

Attended by several hundred senior residents the event provided an opportunity for the attending suppliers to present their services. The gathering also provided seniors with a single point of access to view and check out the options available for their market needs.

Attendees at the Senior Wellness Expo in Windsor NS hosted by the Hants County Senior Safety Association

When asked about The Crossing’s participation at the show, Betty Crockett commented, “It’s a really good opportunity for us to meet and talk with residents in the area about their requirements for residential housing. Our community at The Crossing is focused on providing service for people that are at or near-retirement. Since this event is also focused on the senior segment, it is a really good fit for the services and homes that we provide through Brison Developments. More than anything else we sincerely enjoy getting to talk with the people here to see how our homes and service can assist them as they enter an exciting and new chapter in their lives. ”

Mitchell Brison owner and developer at Brison Developments

Owner Mitchell Brison stopped by to see how the show was progressing. He was able to provide us with an outline of the plans for the community. “The Crossing” was introduced as a premier retirement and lifestyle community 6 years ago. When we started this project it was implemented with a vision and a plan to be recognized as leaders in our region’s retired and semi-retired residential home market. Our results to date show that we’ve been successful in doing that.”

The Crossing is recognized as Atlantic Canada’s premier lifestyle community and is located in Garlands Crossing just outside off Windsor NS. With approximately 200 residents presently living at The Crossing its needs are ever changing.

In looking to the future Mr. Brison added “The future expansion of our community is a very exciting aspect of our development. We’ve just completed the construction of four R-2 Semi-detached units. 3 were sold before completion and new units are being constructed as we speak. We also have longer-term plans for the inclusion of 4-plex units plus two 48-unit apartment buildings. Our new units are intended to provide additional options for residents who wish to downsize and reduce the demands on their time for home maintenance while still remaining in our community.”

For more information or to view the community at The Crossing call 902-798-8850 or visit:

The Crossing and its Walking Trail – Nature Abounds

IMG_3128_ModThe Crossing, Atlantic Canada’s premier lifestyle community highlights some pictures of the nature that can be found along its walking trails. The sounds of the many different birds chirping along with the squirrels provides a brief glimpse into the active yet peaceful environment that exists among the residents.

IMG_3082The Crossing was introduced to the market in 2009. Since that time it has grown to become one off the premier lifestyle communities in Atlantic Canada for those at or approaching retirement.  Pet friendly with walking trails, local vegetable gardens and social neighbors, it is an ideal location for those seeking a relaxed yet active and peaceful living environment.

When speaking with existing residents you will find they moved to The Crossing for different reasons. For some it was for the purpose of downsizing the physical demands of their family home. For others it was to optimize their financial position.  Living at The Crossing has provided some residents with the option and opportunity to reduce the annual expense of home maintenance while also reducing their capital holding in their existing home.  These are just a few of the many reasons The Crossing is considered to be Atlantic Canada’s premier lifestyle community.

For information on the Crossing, call 902-798-8850 or email us today.

The Crossing and New Valley Homes Attend the 34th Annual Kentville Home Show

New Valley Homes Tina Rex and Crossing Staff Jim Vacheresse
Jim Vacheresse from the Crossing and Tina Rex with New Valley Homes share a laugh with a client at the Kentville Home Show

Staff at the Crossing teamed up with sister company staff at New Valley Homes from Brison Developments this weekend to attend the Kentville Home Show in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley.

The Kentville Home Show is in its 34th year of operation and features a host of companies involved in the commercial and consumer household product and service sectors. This year’s show has attracted a large number of interested visitors viewing demonstrations, products and services from more than 80 + companies in attendance. Continue reading “The Crossing and New Valley Homes Attend the 34th Annual Kentville Home Show”

Demand for Retirement Communities like The Crossing to Increase

Crossing-2As was recently reported in the Globe and Mail in January, the demand for retirement lifestyle communities is poised to increase. Most of the growth will come from those approaching semi-retirement as they seek less demanding lifestyles. While presently 1 in 6 Canadians is over the age of 65, it is projected that 1 in 4 will fit that profile by 2036.

For more on the Globe and Mail article: “Why Boomer Retirees and choosing Adult Lifestyle Communities”


A Flood of Lights Celebrating Christmas at the Crossing

Holiday lights and activities at The Crossing reflect the communities reputation as the valley’s premier lifestyle community and retirement village this past Christmas season.

At home for the holidays and every day in the retirement community of your choice, at The Crossing in Garlands Crossing, just outside Windsor NS.

The Crossing Introduces a New Retirement Community Commercial

The Crossing, introduced a new television commercial earlier this month appealing to the retirement market in promoting its development as “The Valley’s Premier Lifestyle Community”. With a focus on well planned retirement communities designed by Brison Developments, The Crossing is fast becoming the one of the most sought after communities for retirees living in Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada.