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February 2, 2017
- Village Voice
Heirloom tomatoes and memories of gardens past sprout to life in the village By Kristian Partington Decades ago on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh (East Pakistan as it was then known) Mohammed Kashani would often be found tending his quarter-acre garden. Teaming with fruit trees and vegetables,... Read more
January 31, 2017
- Signature Programs, Village Voice
Throughout the villages, people gather for final events of a month of awareness By Kristian Partington There are few people in modern society who are not connected to the realities of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in some way. It’s almost certain that in everyone’s life, a family... Read more
January 26, 2017
- Signature Programs, Village Voice
Creativity and expertise with the kinesiologists and the Program for Active Living By Kristian Partington When she decided to move home to Canada after a period of time working with the Australian Institute of Sport, Laura Domenicucci decided she wanted a different kind of job working closely with... Read more
January 24, 2017
- Signature Programs, Village Voice
“Everything begins with our residents’ stories,” says Heather Luth as she considers the future of support for people in long-term care and retirement settings, especially those living with dementia. As the director of recreation at The Village of Wentworth Heights in Hamilton, Heather spent much of... Read more
January 19, 2017
- Village Voice
Dementia education program facilitator reflects on positive changes she’s witnessed By Kristian Partington Reshaping the way people view Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia to challenge stereotypes embedded in so much of our society doesn’t happen overnight. Change is often subtle – as... Read more
January 17, 2017
- Village Voice
‘She was like the sunshine in a resident's day’ By Kristian Partington Among the people who choose to spend their lives supporting others in a caregiver role rests a generous spirit and a deeply compassionate heart. For some, the instinct is so genuine that it seems no other role would suit –... Read more
January 12, 2017
- Village Voice
PERT Team enhances their understanding of the well-being of those they support By Kristian Partington A comprehensive dementia support program isn’t created overnight; there isn’t a one-stop binder a caregiver can download or a long-term care organization can purchase to help them better understand... Read more
January 9, 2017
- Village Voice
Gordon and Edith Bull and their new home at The Village of Wentworth Heights By Kristian Partington Just before Christmas, Gordon and Edith Bull welcomed me into their new home on the 10th Floor of the newly expanded Village of Wentworth Heights in Hamilton. Months before, they welcomed me into the... Read more
January 5, 2017
- Village Voice
Laurelwood Public School teams up with the Village at University Gates By Kristian Partington Every Wednesday in the lead-up to the Christmas season, nearly 30 Grade 7/8 students from Waterloo’s Laurelwood Public School made the half-hour trek at the close of the school day to The Village at... Read more
January 3, 2017
- Village Voice
Alzheimer’s Awareness Month 2017 a time for reflection and for new purpose By Kristian Partington In early 2016, an advisory committee representing a cross-section of people connected to Schlegel Villages came together to imagine what might be possible in a comprehensive, organization-wide Dementia... Read more

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