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May 23, 2017
- Village Voice
When Joan Bailey first moved into Emma’s neighbourhood in the Village of Humber Heights in early 2014, she kept to herself. It’s not uncommon for a new resident to feel this way, says personal support worker Vanessa Estrera; she’s seen it many times since she began welcoming new residents to the... Read more
May 18, 2017
- Village Voice
Residents reap the rewards when a neighbourhood team functions smoothly There are two things in any type of team setting a true leader must consider, said Dr. Mark Eys during a presentation and the Schlegel Villages leadership retreat in Brampton: they must promote performance and also harmony... Read more
May 16, 2017
- Village Voice
Work of art is an ‘opportunity to bless the life that has lived’ Death is a part of life but until recent times in most corners of the long-term care and seniors living sectors, death was a topic to be spoken of only of in quiet tones, hidden from view, presumably in the hopes of avoiding any shift... Read more
May 11, 2017
- Village Voice
Carol Gloster brings a unique perspective to the recruitment process The long-term care sector is competitive in terms of recruitment and retention of strong caregivers, so attracting and hiring the right people who embody the right values is a constant, ongoing process. Carol Gloster hadn’t lived... Read more
May 9, 2017
- Village Voice
Expanding the Village Model a key priority for Schlegel Villages In late 2015/early 2016, Schlegel Villages formalized its five-year strategic plan targeting seven key priorities that will help the organization achieve four main goals: Enhance the Village Model as a thriving social environment for... Read more
May 4, 2017
- Village Voice
For the sake of both team members and residents, the conversation must take place Sitting in the Glendale Crossing library before a warm fireplace as heavy spring rains beat down on the city of London, Marion Hird shares a few stories from her past, along with some current perspective on life. A... Read more
May 2, 2017
- Village Voice
Succession planning is critical to meet expanding needs “We don’t serve people by letting them be less than they can be,” keynote speaker Nancy Fox told a group of nearly 250 people gathered at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton for the annual Schlegel Villages Leadership Retreat. Indeed, a... Read more
April 27, 2017
- Village Voice
Day 1 of the annual Schlegel Villages leadership retreat The annual Schlegel Villages Leadership retreat begins on the morning of April 27 with nearly 250 people from across the organization calmed into a meditative state. The topic, if it can distilled, is balance, as keynote speakers Nancy Fox... Read more
April 25, 2017
- Village Voice
Residents, team members and friends roll up sleeves for spring cleanup Arnold George was raised on a farm in the sprawling countryside north of London, Ont., near the village of Lucan. He was brought up to know the value of hard work, never shying away when someone needed a hand because in the... Read more
April 21, 2017
- Village Voice
Each village offering gratitude during Volunteer Week April 23-29 The team members who support the physical and emotional needs of residents may be the backbone of every village, but the people who give freely of their time in a volunteer capacity give the Villages spark, enhancing the lives of... Read more

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