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About Us

Abbeylawn has been described as a “country inn” but we’re not really about bricks and mortar. We’re about our people. Our Team is made up of real people who understand that sometimes a warm smile or a gentle hug can make a huge difference in someone’s day. Our chefs, nurses and housekeepers may all have different roles to play, but they all share the same set of core values that make for a truly refreshing and caring approach to retirement living.

Kim Jimmo-Shields

Executive Director

Kim Jimmo Shields has 23 years of experience and the support of a strong team. She promotes Abbeylawn Manor Living to give respect, display integrity, excellence and compassion”. Starting with an empty shell in 2007 she has always had support from the owners in bringing her vision of a comfortable, warm home to the residents of Abbeylawn, secondly the invaluable staff that makes this retirement home unique in the very competitive market.

Kim is registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario since 1993, board member with the Alzheimer’s Society (City of Kawartha Lakes) approx. 10 years, and proud supporter of D.E.A.N (Durham Elder Abuse Network) and Parkinson’s Society of Durham Region.

Dr. Abida Usman

In-House Physician

Dr. Abida Usman has been a Family Physician since 1986 , and Abbeylawn Manor Living’s House Physician since opening in 2007. Carrying on a Family Practice for over a period of 29 years and attending to patients of all ages (neonates to seniors) . She is involved in many boards, such as the Canadians of Pakistani Origin, International Development & Relief Foundation, Zindagi Relief Fund Inc., and Children of Hope. She is also the Director of the International Development & Relief Foundation, is actively involved in community associations for fundraising and welfare causes for 24 years, awarded life membership in Al-Shifa Eye Hospital Trust, and a member of the Ontario Medical Association.

Dr. Usman has also been the recipient many awards, including the 2015 Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award by David Johnston, Governor General of Canada , 2004, the Medical International Achievement Award from York Region “Women of Influence”, and 5 years of service award by Ontario Ministry of Culture and Citizenship.

Abbeylawn is very proud of her accomplishments and her dedication with our seniors.

Please call or join us for a personally guided tour

If you would like to book a tour of Abbeylawn Manor, or have any other questions, please get in touch with us.