Latest Village Voice

Maggie says she's inspired by Graham's progress, while he suggests everybody is capable, with encouragement and support.
December 6, 2018
- Village Voice
In the final weeks of 2017, Graham Earle took advantage of the early winter snows upon downhill ski slopes not often graced by 86-year-old legs. A short time later, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, quickly losing mobility while doctors suggested he might have only months to live. He quickly... Read more
Norm, Ivy and Wes at a recent visit to Riverside Glen. Ivy "has asked every day since then if we can go back to Pop-Pop’s place to play playdough,"
December 4, 2018
- Village Voice
Norm Proulx’s granddaughter Ivy decided his name should be Pop-Pop when she was two-and-a-half years old. Her Mom Meghann jokes that he would’ve been just as happy if Ivy called him Norm; they are kindred spirits, after all, and from the moment her personality began to show itself the family could... Read more
Life quality in the villages has many depths, and the new Continuous Quality Improvement framework will help team  members in their "never-ending quest to do things better."
November 30, 2018
- Village Voice
In the past three years, a concerted effort towards quality improvement (QI) within Schlegel Villages has consistently grown. Quality improvement plans were introduced in Long-term Care homes by Health Quality Ontario in 2015, shifting the way team members looked at quality improvement from a... Read more
Brian Leyes was honoured with an Ontario Senior Achievement Award for his contributions to life in The Village of Taunton Mills. 
November 27, 2018
- Village Voice
Brian Leyes was in good company on Nov. 23 when he came before The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, to receive one of 16 Ontario Senior Achievement Awards during a ceremony at Queen’s Park in Toronto. Brian Leyes, (front left) was honoured with an Ontario Senior... Read more
November 22, 2018
- Village Voice
There is something almost magical in the way two people can meet in a random setting for a short period of time, instantly connect with each other, and lay the foundation for a truly authentic friendship. They may come from different parts of the world, have vastly different experiences and be... Read more
Mandi has a natural ability to connect with residents.
November 20, 2018
- Village Voice
There’s a spark of Grace that Mandi McEwan brings to the neighbourhoods and residents of Riverside Glen when she’s in the village. As a personal support worker, she’s kind, empathetic, and blessed with the ability to perceive the needs of residents well beyond the physical. Mandi has a natural... Read more
Some members of the Humber Heights knitting group  that work together to raise funds for people in need  during the Christmas season. 
November 15, 2018
- Village Voice
As long as Maria Sobol has lived at The Village of Humber Heights in Etobicoke, she’s been at the helm of a core group of dedicated knitters. They meet weekly, sometimes as many as 18 of them, working together throughout the year to create inventory to be sold during the Village’s annual Christmas... Read more
"The fact that we hire kinesiologists and team members that give residents the opportunity to stand up and walk across the room,” fills Christine's days with pride. 
November 13, 2018
- Village Voice
As leaders within the Schlegel Villages community look forward to a future of expansion and growth, they realize around 1,000 new team members will be required in the next three years to meet the organization’s growing needs. And they want to attract and retain the best team members, those who... Read more
That Jack and his four brothers all chose to serve in the Second World War showed just how much one family was willing to sacrifice in the face of tyranny.
November 9, 2018
- Village Voice
On a grey November afternoon, just days before the world marks the solemn memory of countless noble sacrifices in war offered in the name of freedom, Jack Potter sits upon a sofa at his home in The Village of Riverside Glen. Upon his lap is a box filled with old photos and newspaper clippings; as... Read more
Truly knowing someone means knowing how best to support them.
November 8, 2018
- Village Voice
One of the central pillars defining the care and support offered at Schlegel Villages is the importance of truly getting to know each resident on a meaningful level, and understanding what fuels their personal sense of well being. This deep understanding is imperative for those who are living with... Read more

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