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December 3, 2015
- Village Voice
Renewal of wedding vows brings the home together By Kristian Partington Practically every day in the past two years since his wife, Brenda, moved into Fairview Nursing Home on the Western Edge of downtown Toronto, Brian Bolwer has made the four-hour walk in both directions to visit her. This is the... Read more
December 1, 2015
- Village Voice
OLTCA recognizes two Glendale Crossing team members for leadership By Kristian Partington There are 629 long-term care homes in Ontario where more than 76,000 people are cared for and supported by tens of thousands of care partners and volunteers. Considering the numbers, it’s no surprise that when... Read more
November 26, 2015
- Village Voice
Couple looks forward to the opening of their new home in 2016 By Kristian Partington There’s a story floating through cyberspace about an older woman who, rather than choosing to move into a retirement home, opts to spend her time constantly living on cruise ships where her meals are all prepared,... Read more
November 24, 2015
- Village Voice
Audrey had never been in a parade before, until now By Kristian Partington This is the time of year in communities across the country when lights are being strung across the eaves of houses, Christmas trees are being decorated and children’s eyes are alight as Santa Claus parades wind their way... Read more
November 19, 2015
- Village Voice
‘I know I’m here for a reason,’ says Desmond Granger By Kristian Partington A couple of months ago, the Village of Erin Meadows dedicated a week to conversations about the concerted efforts being made there and within every Schlegel Village to change the culture of aging. During the past five years... Read more
November 17, 2015
- Village Voice
Team members and residents share the wonder of travel By Kristian Partington If one adheres to the stereotypical view of life in elderhood after moving into a retirement home in Ontario, it might be hard to imagine a group of residents embarking to the shores of the Aegean Sea for a Greek odyssey... Read more
October 31, 2015
- Village Voice
Governor General officially opens University Gates and Centre of Excellence By Kristian Partington It’s fitting that as The Village at University Gates and the Schlegel Centre of Excellence for Research and Innovation marked their official grand opening in Waterloo on Oct. 30, the village’s general... Read more
October 27, 2015
- Village Voice
How LIVING in My Today Helps Mother and Daughter Connect By Kristian Partington Karen Young remembers how afraid her mother Sigrid was back in September as they left her home at The Village of Wentworth Heights for a trip to a dentist’s office. It wasn’t the dentist that caused the immediate fear,... Read more
October 27, 2015
- Village Voice
Answering the needs of our neighbours with the services we already provide By Kristian Partington One of the founding principles of Schlegel Villages is that each village is not only a comfortable home for those who need the support of long-term care or retirement living but also a central hub of... Read more
October 22, 2015
- Village Voice
Would-be Wentworth Heights residents get a taste of village life By Kristian Partington Making the move into a retirement community is a decision that few would take lightly and with a growing number of choices available for older adults, a thorough exploration of options is critical. That’s why... Read more

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