During the six years Donna operated Renaissance Organizing she saw how Calgary families were feeling overwhelmed and disconnected. Adult children of her senior clients shared the enormous pressure they were feeling bringing up their own children and caring for their aging parents. Some families had two sets of parents in nursing homes. Many were on medications for anxiety. She knew there was a better way, so Renaissance Lifestyles was born.
Renaissance Lifestyles provides a variety of solutions to give you more time, greater flexibility and less stress in managing your life. An all-inclusive service, we provide decluttering, downsizing and other services for home sale or transition. We run errands, grocery shop, provide age in place services and companion care. We are bonded and insured. I also have extensive experience planning, coordinating and supporting business and client events. I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit since opening my first lemonade stand at 6 and selling hand-made Christmas decorations door-to-door at 11.
Donna has over 35 years’ experience in government, administration, construction, customer service, human services and mental health. Donna is a Certified Peer Specialist in mental health and addictions. She is a Trained Professional Organizer (TPO) and holds a Director-at-Large portfolio on the National Board of Professional Organizers in Canada.
Hi there, my name is Bailey. I am a 10 year old Border Collie/Black Lab Mix. My mom thinks I have a bit of German Shepherd in me too because of my ears. She says my ears make people smile. Lots of people say I am a very sweet dog and I don’t know about that, but I do know my visits make a big difference in the people I visit.
My mom started taking me with her at the Canadian Mental Health Association and I would help those people who were anxious or struggling to feel better. It was super easy and that’s because I am a natural at it. I knew mom had to do her peer work and I wanted to help too. Mom now brings me to see all sorts of really nice people and I make them feel better too! Don’t tell anyone, but I really like the seniors. I remind them of their family pet. Now that’s special!
My second favorite thing about visiting nice people is they have the tastiest cookies – everyone gives me different flavors. I also like to make people feel important and loved. Mom says I am a valued team member. I have a Facebook page in my name so I can post my day sometimes. Mom says I’m a special girl.