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Innovators of all ages and description, from team members, to researchers to residents, gathered for the 4th annual Innovation Summit in Kitchener June 13-14
June 19, 2018
- Village Voice
The health-care system as we know it today “is ripe for disruption,” says Dr. Josephine McMurray during her keynote address on the first morning of the 4th annual Innovation Summit hosted by Schlegel Villages and the Research Institute for Aging. She wastes little time discussing the demographic... Read more
George shares #ElderWisdom with Mayor Berry Vrbanovic at Tri-Pride
June 15, 2018
- Village Voice
When 94-year-old George Calder gathered his things to head to Kitchener’s Victoria Park Commons on a Saturday in early June, he figured he was heading to a picnic with some of the team members from his home at The Village of Winston Park. George Calder shares some wisdsom with Kitchener Mayor Berry... Read more
The Right Honourable David Johnston says #ElderWidsom is a way to cherish our teachers.
June 7, 2018
- Village Voice
Shortly after it was announced that the Right Honourable David Johnston, the 28th Governor General of Canada, had joined the board of Schlegel Health Care overseeing Homewood Health and Schlegel Villages, he spoke about the current #ElderWisdom campaign spearheaded by Schlegel Villages. The Right... Read more
Phyllis, Jennifer and Journey became fast friends while sitting upon the green #ElderWisdom bench.
June 4, 2018
- Signature Programs, Village Voice
Two green benches rest outside the front doors of the beautiful Meadowvale Community Centre and Library in Mississauga, just north of The Village of Erin Meadows. Upon one sits Phyllis Webster, a resident of nearby Erin Mills Lodge. Beside her is Jennifer Hill and her daughter Journey, smiling... Read more
Make a New Old Friend Program Inspires Future Physician
May 31, 2018
- Village Voice
Make a New Old Friend Program Inspires Future Physician Don Nightingale from The Village at University Gates was recently part of a group of residents who joined RIA researchers and elementary school students for a curiosity fair hosted by the village’s innovation team and the RIA collectively... Read more
Dedicated Support Teams Rolling out in Schlegel Villages
May 29, 2018
- Village Voice
In the fall of 2017, Schlegel Villages welcomed Daniella Greenwood to its annual Operational Planning retreat in Niagara Falls. Using her gifts as a speaker and performer and her experience with Australian seniors living provider Arcare Aged Care, Daniella inspired the gathered team members and... Read more
May 24, 2018
- Village Voice
For years, Dawn Garvey was a traditional co-operative education teacher helping secondary school students find work placements in their community and supporting them through the semester. She discovered after some time, however, that a group of students with different, non-traditional needs were... Read more
Don & Mary at The Village at University Gates Curiosity Fair
May 22, 2018
- Village Voice
University Gates’ Don Nightingale says he’s sharing the bragging rights his Village earned at the Schlegel Olympics in February as he sits beside the booth he helped create for the recent Curiosity Fair, hosted at the RIA’s Centre of Excellence for Innovation in Aging next door. University Gates... Read more
Team Member offers quality care to resident in a wheelchair
May 17, 2018
- Village Voice
It’s one thing to be trained to provide personal care for someone who is physically or cognitively unable to provide it for themself. It’s another thing entirely to know what it feels like to have someone provide that care for you – to have someone brush your teeth or your hair for you, or dress... Read more
Customer Experience Panel at Schlegel Villages Leadership retreat
May 15, 2018
- Village Voice
The idea of treating the people who live in a long-term care or retirement setting as ‘patients’ being treated for the symptoms of old age is no longer acceptable within any organization that wants to be successful in the sector. The fact is, these residents are people accessing a service and just... Read more

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