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February 3, 2015
- Village Voice
Coleman Care Centre’s John Heitmar By Kristian Partington John Heitmar exudes a quiet sort of contentment as he sits by the window in his room at Coleman Care Centre with the winter sun shining in on him. Maybe it’s the easy smile on his face or the dripping Hungarian accent, but as he shares... Read more
January 29, 2015
- Village Voice
‘I don’t like to see anybody sitting in their room downhearted,’ says Gord McIntee By Kristian Partington Within days of arriving at his new home at Coleman Care Centre in Barrie, Gord McIntee found himself sitting in on the Residents’ Council meeting. When he left the meeting, he was the new... Read more
January 27, 2015
- Village Voice
The team at Coleman Care Centre makes the home, says family member By Kristian Partington Doris Kottik and her daughter, Lin, are sitting over a scrabble board in a bright room at the far end of the eastern hall at Coleman Care Centre. The winter sun pours in over the green of the many plants that... Read more
January 22, 2015
- Village Voice
By Kristian Partington Under the high ceilings and bright airy windows of the Town Square in the Village of Winston Park, the raw power, beauty and grace of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony recently settled into the hearts of residents, team members, families and guests who had gathered there for an... Read more
January 20, 2015
- Village Voice
Opportunities are plentiful for those looking to influence research in Healthy Aging By Kristian Partington In the fall of 2013 when dignitaries gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the Schlegel Centre of Excellence for Innovation in Aging, Ron Schlegel addressed a large crowd to... Read more
January 15, 2015
- Village Voice
Powerful new understandings as neighbours describe why they want to #ENDALZ By Kristian Partington The Village at St. Clair in Windsor, like so many places across the country that serve older adults who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, is eager to show strength and... Read more
January 13, 2015
- Village Voice
Necklaces of hope for those living with cancer By Kristian Partington For Vilma Gallina, the path to hope in the face of cancer is woven one necklace at time. Vilma knows all too well that when it comes to cancer, few people – if any – can say that the disease has not affected their life in one way... Read more
January 7, 2015
- Village Voice
New resident David Kent rediscovers his roots as a teacher By Kristian Partington David Kent is an educator. He made a life out of shaping the minds of young men and women as a high school teacher specializing in health and physical education, and Canadian history. He retired from that profession... Read more
January 5, 2015
- Village Voice
The hard work persists, led by neighbourhood teams on the ground By Kristian Partington At the dawn of 2015, there is much to look forward to within Schlegel Villages, and as president and CEO Jamie Schlegel looks ahead, the word momentum comes up more than once. It’s not just the type of progress... Read more
December 30, 2014
- Village Voice
A Gesture of family love from Glendale Crossing’s Brighton team By Kristian Partington For Matthew Crombeen, the neighbourhood coordinator for Brighton at the Village of Glendale Crossing, Christmas is about family and the traditions that are built together year after year. Yet for many people... Read more

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