Milestone Communities is located in the growing retirement community of West Bedford, Nova Scotia. Milestone offers modern yet comfortable living minutes away from amenities and attractions. Residents can choose from the following lifestyle options: Retirement Apartments, Independent Living and Supportive Living. Our suites are designed to ensure the best long-term experience for our valued residents, with locally sourced fine dining and daily scheduled activities to inspire continued learning and adventure. Milestone Communities is part of the Retirement Living division of Shannex Inc., a family-owned business with Maritime roots and over 30 years’ experience as a trusted provider of senior accommodations, services and care.


Leadership Team

Ian Mader, Regional Director, Operations
Ian joined Shannex in 2015 as the Regional Director of Operations for the Nova Scotia and Ontario Retirement Living division where he supports our Retirement Living campuses and teams to execute in delivering first class service to our clients.

Prior to joining Shannex, Ian had a lengthy and successful career with Tim Hortons Corporation spending nine years developing their Canadian operations before moving to the United States for another nine years to develop business there. During his time at Tim Hortons he was particularly proud to lead the momentous opening of the Tim Hortons at the Kandahar air field in Afghanistan.

Ian holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University as well as a Certificate in Hospitality Management from the University of Guelph. He is pleased to be back in Canada working for an organization that makes a significant difference in the lives of others.