Latest Village Voice

January 18, 2018
- Village Voice
Stan Belza vividly recalls the tension he felt when the time came for his mother Wanda to move from her Toronto home to The Village at Humber Heights. He’ll also never forget the day she left – the bitter-sweetness of the dignity walk that carried her through the front door seven years after she’d... Read more
January 16, 2018
- Village Voice
Like many people, Ron Droulliard had never given much thought to the idea that the language people use in their day-to-day conversations can have a major part to play in the perpetuation of stigmas and stereotypes. When he returned home after a meeting in Toronto focused on the subject of non-... Read more
January 12, 2018
- Village Voice
Harry McMahon sits in the country kitchen of the Sheridan neighbourhood of The Village of Erin Meadows, not far from his wife Margaret’s room. Outside the kitchen, a young recreation team member plays familiar songs upon a guitar; inside he and Margaret hold hands as they share the story of their... Read more
January 9, 2018
- Village Voice
The value of the Java Music Club is proven week over week as small groups of residents in neighbourhoods throughout Schlegel Villages gather together to share stories of the past and their hopes or fears for the future. And yet, for those residents living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of... Read more
January 4, 2018
- Village Voice
One of the greatest risks people face as they age is the damage that can occur after suffering a serious fall. Fractures among older adults are much more common and the period of recovery that much longer; for some, their life quality may never return after a fall. Erin Mills Lodge is proud to have... Read more
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

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