Latest Village Voice (The Village at University Gates)

July 3, 2018
- Village Voice
Brittany Kraft, a nurse from The Village at University Gates, recently spoke at the Schlegel Villages/RIA Innovation Summit about a different approach to supporting residents who are living with mental health or dementia related challenges. Specifically, she spoke about the lens of personal well-... 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
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
March 29, 2018
- Village Voice
In early March, nearly 400 people from across Canada, the United States and as far away as Japan converged on the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Centre in Niagara Falls for Walk With Me: Changing the Culture of Aging in Canada , hosted by the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) and... Read more
March 27, 2018
- Village Voice
Leroy Johnson has written books in the past, but they never tapped into the creative portion of his personality. They were textbooks, written in structured format as teaching tools computer programming language. There is pride in accomplishment, and Ayman (right) was proud to help Leroy in the... Read more
November 17, 2017
- Ask the Expert, Village Voice
Schlegel Villages is proud to provide its residents with access to the expertise of Kinesiologists and Exercise Therapists in each village. These specialists are passionate about the physical health and well being of the people they serve, and they can be found every day in the fitness centres... Read more
July 13, 2017
- Village Voice
Sometimes the losses a person must endure in this life come in waves, an endless barrage of challenges and sorrow creating a mountainous obstacle that seems practically insurmountable. Vicki St. Amand (right) found a new means of facing life's greatest challenges after connecting with Melissa... Read more
July 6, 2017
- Signature Programs, Village Voice
The Pursuit of Passions performance that proves every barrier can be overcome The piano is wheeled to the front of the hall at Bingeman’s Conference Centre in Kitchener. Phil Fiess, the pianist, stands unsteadily before more than 150 people; he’s eloquent, confident and poised, though he weaves... Read more
June 27, 2017
- Village Voice
Conestoga College students interview residents to go far beyond pathophysiology When a person is diagnosed with a chronic illness, there are two major factors that affect their well-being: the physical challenges associated with disease management and the psychological pressure the constant worry... Read more
May 9, 2017
- Village Voice
Expanding the Village Model a key priority for Schlegel Villages In late 2015/early 2016, Schlegel Villages formalized its five-year strategic plan targeting seven key priorities that will help the organization achieve four main goals: Enhance the Village Model as a thriving social environment for... Read more

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