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March 31, 2015
- Village Voice
Workshop brings students and seniors together to address community needs By Kristian Partington It’s been more than 20 years since Marlene Lehman stood before a group of young people as an educator, but once a teacher, always a teacher, she says. St. James Catholic High School students and... Read more
March 24, 2015
- Village Voice
Taunton Mills bids farewell to Mark Brewer By Kristian Partington Most often when team members in a long-term care home say goodbye to a member of their resident family, it’s a solemn time of remembrance where they honour a life lived, and hopefully lived well to the end with the supports of the... Read more
March 19, 2015
- Village Voice
ETAG Online helps residents connect to the digital age By Kristian Partington Digital Technology is a continuously evolving beast, rapidly changing and allowing users to connect with each other in ways that seemed the stuff of science fiction only a generation ago. Children born in the digital age... Read more
March 17, 2015
- Village Voice
Tool helps residents assess the benefits of regular exercise By Kristian Partington Bill Munns grew up as a farmer in Western Canada in a time when the human body was still one of the most important machines on the farm. Exercise and fitness wasn’t something you had to plan for; it was simply a... Read more
March 12, 2015
- Village Voice
Resident and volunteer come together to lead new program By Kristian Partington Take an outgoing resident at the Village of Wentworth Heights who loves laughter and has a penchant for music – drums in particular – and mix him with an energetic volunteer who also loves music, and you might just end... Read more
March 10, 2015
- Village Voice
Insights from dietary manager-turned-entertainer By Kristian Partington For those living in a retirement or long-term care setting, a high quality of life is dependent upon several people who each offer different expertise, and in many cases, many overlapping skills. Many will say the job is more... Read more
March 5, 2015
- Village Voice
St. Clair team inspires ‘180-degree turnaround’ By Kristian Partington “I cried my eyes out the day I had to sign the paperwork,” Dave Hands says, recalling the moment he knew he could no longer care for his wife, Sharon Thomas, at home. “I just didn’t want to do it.” When they married a short... Read more
March 3, 2015
- Village Voice
Early 2016 will see a new wave of support and fellowship on the ground in Haiti By Kristian Partington On the evening of March 9, 2014, a large group gathered around tables under the high steel roof in the Haiti Communitere workshop in a compound not far from the airport in Port-au-Prince – the... Read more
February 24, 2015
- Village Voice
Practical Nursing students graduate at the village that nurtured them By Kristian Partington Last fall, as the time drew near for a small class of Conestoga College practical nursing students to consider graduation, The Village of Riverside Glen in Guelph was the only logical place that sprang to... Read more
February 23, 2015
- Village Voice
Since moving to Aspen Lake, Kathy MacEachern’s growth has been remarkable By Kristian Partington A year ago, Matthew MacEachern’s wife, Kathryn, was barely connected to the world around her. The compounding effects of a brain tumor that was first operated on 15 years ago when Kathy was only 30 had... Read more

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