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January 2, 2018
- Signature Programs, Village Voice
One of the most effective resources employed by Schlegel Villages to reduce stigma and challenge the stereotypes that accompany the word dementia is a six-module education program known as LIVING the Dementia Journey . LIVING The Dementia Journey is one more tool to help team members and residents... Read more
December 28, 2017
- Village Voice
In the final days of a year, as the buzz of Christmas quiets for a moment in anticipation of New Year’s celebrations, it’s always humbling to sit and quietly reflect on the past 12 months. From my vantage as the Schlegel Villages Village Voice writer, I have the great luxury of floating in and out... Read more
December 21, 2017
- Village Voice
One of the most common refrains during the holiday season is that love of family and friends is the most cherished of gifts. This certainly rings true within Schlegel Villages, which in every way is an extension of the family that founded the organization and has welcomed thousands of residents,... Read more
December 19, 2017
- Village Voice
Irene Cherrett and Bernice Kaiser sit in a the big open space of the secondary community centre in The Village of Taunton Mills, surveying the evidence of months of work in the stacks of boxes lining the far wall near a lone Christmas tree. Gifts for 268 children are packed inside – knitted hats,... Read more
December 14, 2017
- Village Voice
One by one, Rev. Sharon Pearce helps residents from the long-term care neighbourhoods of The Village of Wentworth Heights into the chapel off Main Street. It’s the weekly hymn-sing in the village, a time when people gather to enjoy the familiar comfort of song and pay homage to the blessings of... Read more
December 12, 2017
- Village Voice
Every Thursday, a large circle of friends gathers in the library in The Village of Tansley Woods . Knitting needles and crochet hooks clack away quietly as the friends chat, discussing every aspect of life imaginable. Some of the ladies call the village home, but most of them are connected through... Read more
December 8, 2017
- Village Voice
The sounds and smells of the Christmas season fill Main Street in the Village of Taunton Mills on a Thursday afternoon. Upstairs in the Egerton neighbourhood, the mood is the same as neighbours gather to share food, drink and the delights of the season together. Christmas smiles were in full force... Read more
November 30, 2017
- Village Voice
Margaret Stinson with Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Dipika Damerla, Minister of Seniors Affairs. Two Schlegel Villages residents stood before The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, at Queen’s Park on Nov. 29 to receive honours for their dedicated service to others... Read more
November 28, 2017
- Village Voice
Main Street in the Village of Wentworth Heights buzzes with activity. It’s Nov. 22 – the day after the exact one-year anniversary of the Retirement neighbourhoods opening and the day before the team and residents will officially celebrate the occasion. It was time for celebration as Wentworth... Read more
November 23, 2017
- Village Voice
The Village of Humber Heights spent Nov. 21 and 22 celebrating the 10th anniversary of the opening of its retirement neighbourhoods just west of the Humber River in Etobicoke. It’s been a time of reflection for team members and residents as they consider how the village has evolved over the past... Read more