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September 14, 2015
- Village Voice
5th annual Hand up for Haiti event a success By Kristian Partington The sky was dark as the wind threatened to bring cool rain over the Williamsburg Town Centre in Kitchener on Sunday, Sept. 13, but the crowd that had gathered that morning was in bright spirits as it prepared to kick off the 5th... Read more
September 10, 2015
- Village Voice
Each day new residents make their way into the village they’ll call home By Kristian Partington Though The Village at University Gates only began welcoming new residents in the late days of August and its immediate neighbours in the adjoining Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) were not... Read more
September 8, 2015
- Village Voice
Celebrating the team members at the heart of the Program for Active Living By Kristian Partington When Naveen Kelangath studied physiotherapy as a young man in India, he never pictured working with the oldest generations of society. It never occurred to him because the concept of long-term care... Read more
September 3, 2015
- Village Voice
For one neighbour at St. Clair, the benefits are plain to see By Kristian Partington Not long after Amanda Jones began working in a new full time position with the recreation team in the Kingsville neighbourhood in the Village at St. Clair, she met a neighbour named Richard. Compared to many who... Read more
September 1, 2015
- Village Voice
After nearly four decades, rec. director Carol White prepares for retirement By Kristian Partington One of the greatest attributes of Barrie’s Coleman Care Centre is the dedication of so many team members, some of whom count their commitment to service at the small home in decades, not years. Carol... Read more
August 27, 2015
- Village Voice
Fairview’s Creative Expressions program challenges residents By Kristian Partington The wonderful thing about art is its ability to evoke emotion and inspire deep thought and reflection among those who soak in it. For a group of residents at Fairview Nursing Home in Toronto (one of the most recent... Read more
August 25, 2015
- Village Voice
CN Tower EdgeWalk is nothing for 90-year-old Tansley Woods resident By Kristian Partington Ted Woodley easily recalls the news clips in 1976 when a 10-ton Sikorsky helicopter carried the final piece of the 102-metre broadcasting tower to the peak of the CN Tower and a brave steel worker fixed it... Read more
August 20, 2015
- Village Voice
Taunton Mills and the art of a strong residents’ council By Kristian Partington On a Thursday afternoon in August, the Town Hall is packed in The Village of Taunton Mills. You’d be forgiven for thinking upon arrival that some sort of performance is underway, for the gentleman at the microphone in... Read more
August 20, 2015
- Village Voice
Melanie Chandler at The Village of Arbour Trails By Kristian Partington For some people the idea of person-centred care is a natural concept – the only way to approach the support of someone who lives within a long-term care or assisted living setting. When these people are given the freedom to... Read more
August 13, 2015
- Village Voice
Hand up for Haiti Walk/Run in September, Ambassadors visit in February By Kristian Partington In a meeting room at The Village of Winston Park in early July, a group of hopeful travellers gathered in a circle for the first time to go over early plans for a trip that will most certainly bind them... Read more

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