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August 11, 2015
- Village Voice
New system helping team members put time and energy where it matters most By Kristian Partington Time is a precious commodity and when it comes to managing complex questions of health care in an aging population, anything that can be done to streamline information and make it easier for health care... Read more
August 6, 2015
- Village Voice
18 Schlegel Villages ambassadors return from Pioneer Network Conference By Kristian Partington As she was heading to her hotel room at the end of her second full day of The Pioneer Network Conference at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago, Shannon Lucas heard a woman she didn’t know call out her... Read more
August 4, 2015
- Village Voice
Erin Meadows resident David Kent presents at the Pioneer Network Conference By Kristian Partington “It’s a surreal experience,” said David Kent as he prepared to leave for Chicago to attend the 15th annual Pioneer Network Conference. David is among 18 Schlegel Villages ambassadors attending this... Read more
July 30, 2015
- Village Voice
Trudy Klein filled a void in her life with regular volunteering By Kristian Partington The second time Trudy Klein came into The Village of Aspen Lake as a volunteer she overheard a resident say something along the lines of: ‘I don’t want to go to this program, I want to go to Trudy’s program.’... Read more
July 28, 2015
- Village Voice
From iPads and iPods to ‘It’s Never 2 Late,’ villages are embracing new ideas By Kristian Partington Technological innovations have a seemingly endless impact on our lives – in some ways this can seem to do more harm than good but within Schlegel Villages, new technologies are enhancing lives and... Read more
July 23, 2015
- Village Voice
RIA study examines how women’s spiritual needs evolve over time By Kristian Partington Ensuring a strong quality of life for people living in a retirement or long-term care community requires caregivers to be flexible and adaptable as they seek to meet individual needs that continue to grow in... Read more
July 21, 2015
- Village Voice
By Kristian Partington Hung upon the wall inside the entrance to the Village of Riverside Glen hangs a photograph that, in its simplicity and beauty, captures the purest form of love between a mother and son. It was donated by Doug England as a gesture of gratitude for the care his mother, Grace,... Read more
July 16, 2015
- Village Voice
Return to Winston Park means so much to Kerry and Joyce Townson By Kristian Partington Kerry Townson looks back a couple of weeks to the beginning of July when her mother, Joyce, lay in a hospital bed, unable to open her eyes or speak. Complications following a head injury a few months back had... Read more
July 14, 2015
- Village Voice
Residents supporting each other embodies the Schlegel philosophy, says Renee Ganley By Kristian Partington When Renee Ganley came across information about the LIVING in My Today dementia education program during a recent Family Expo held at her home at The Village of Aspen Lake, she suggested it... Read more
July 9, 2015
- Village Voice
Launching The Ruby: The Hidden Gem at Tansley Woods By Kristian Partington There are many things that stand out when Ron Schlegel, the founder and CEO of Schlegel Villages, talks about his parents, Emma and Wilfred. They were hard working, kind people, dedicated to the community around them, he’ll... Read more

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