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October 27, 2016
- Village Voice
Wentworth Heights GM describes the impact of signature program By Kristian Partington As the general manager at Hamilton’s Village of Wentworth Heights, Vanda Koukounakis supports all team members in all aspects of village life. In doing so, she oversees all education programs for team members and... Read more
October 25, 2016
- Village Voice
Schlegel family offering seniors outdoor adventure with purchase of campground By Kristian Partington In the rolling meadows and forests north of Ailsa Craig, Ont., there lies a hidden oasis where families have etched memories of outdoor adventure together for more than 40 years. When Wilfred... Read more
October 20, 2016
- Village Voice
A powerful experience as people living with dementia share their experiences By Kristian Partington When the To Whom I May Concern sharing group from the Village of Humber Heights in Etobicoke took centre stage at the Schlegel Villages Operational Planning retreat, 300 people held their breath... Read more
October 18, 2016
- Village Voice
Dr. Allen Power inspires at the annual Schlegel Villages Operational Planning Retreat By Kristian Partington It was five years ago when Dr. Allen Power, a respected thought leader in the world of elder care, first connected with Schlegel Villages as a guest speaker at the organization’s annual... Read more
October 13, 2016
- Village Voice
Nearly 300 leaders gather to create the path to the future. Kristian Partington The sheer amount of information on offer as team members from across all 16 Schlegel Villages, the Support Office and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging gathered at The Blue Mountain Inn outside of Collingwood... Read more
October 11, 2016
- Village Voice
Watching neighbours at St. Clair achieve goals, realize potential By Kristian Partington The first time Kaye Brown walked into the dining room in the Village at St. Clair’s Harrow neighbourhood under her own power, she was greeted with the wild cheers and applause of her neighbours and friends. She... Read more
October 4, 2016
- Village Voice
The support of family member volunteers can go a long way By Kristian Partington When Ernie Ilson’s wife Norma moved into the Village of Erin Meadows just over a year ago, he became a permanent fixture in Derry Neighbourhood. He’s there nearly every day, choosing to not only give time to his wife... Read more
September 29, 2016
- Village Voice
With the help of neighbour Charlotte Bautista, Darlene is learning to read By Kristian Partington Darlene Radigan’s mother always hoped her daughter would one day learn to read and today, long after her mother’s passing, Darlene is working to fulfill that wish. Darlene is one of the younger... Read more
September 27, 2016
- Village Voice
‘Profound’ and ‘powerful’ pilot program shines light on life with dementia By Kristian Partington September is World Alzheimer's Month, a time for organizations, supportive caregivers and those living with the disease and other forms of dementia around the world to raise awareness, challenge stigma... Read more
September 22, 2016
- Village Voice
Winston Park celebrates 25 years By Kristian Partington When Barb Sutcliffe began working at the Village of Winston Park in Kitchener 21 years ago, any major celebration in the village would take place in a single small dining room. Maybe someone would play the piano and there’d be a few snacks and... Read more

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