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February 21, 2017
- Village Voice
Schlegel Villages pushing for more high school education in health and wellness By Kristian Partington The most dedicated team members and caregivers in a long-term care or retirement setting can sometimes step into the role having never officially worked with seniors before. They may never have... Read more
February 16, 2017
- Village Voice
Erin Meadows residents discover talent they never knew existed By Kristian Partington When a fellow resident at the Village of Erin Meadows in Mississauga suggested she join the Young @ Art group, Donna Lee Traetto was skeptical. Art wasn’t in her blood, Donna thought, she wouldn’t be any good... Read more
February 14, 2017
- Village Voice
Organizers to put out call for submissions to present at June event By Kristian Partingon An important strategic priority for Schlegel Villages is to "drive measurably better quality outcomes through programs, research and education.” The annual Innovation Summit, presented in partnership with The... Read more
February 7, 2017
- Village Voice
Five top SV chefs showcase their skills at gala event for heart health By Kristian Partington During a gala evening on Feb. 2 at Toronto’s Bank of Montreal Institute for Learning, guests were treated to a world-class culinary experience led by some of the region’s top chefs. Their collective... Read more
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
- 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

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