Latest Village Voice (The Village of Riverside Glen)

"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
KW Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day parade
October 10, 2018
- Village Voice
Schlegel Villages couldn’t resist taking part in the 50th anniversary celebrations of North America’s largest Bavarian festival with a parade float in the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day parade Oct. 8. Residents, families and team members were happy to be part of the 50th KW... Read more
August 14, 2018
- Village Voice
Sue-Hee Kim and her boyfriend, Nick Doyle, had considered the idea of getting married at some point this year, but they’re subtle people and the thought of a big, flashy wedding didn’t really suit them. When they realized a quaint chapel sits along Main Street in the Village of Riverside Glen where... Read more
August 1, 2018
- Village Voice
Sometime in mid-2017, teams in the long-term care neighbourhoods in The Village of Riverside Glen realized the restorative care program had sort of slipped from view; they weren’t taking advantage of the program to support residents who might benefit, so they decided to refocus. A year later, a... Read more
Jim Dubie, Riverside Glen Long-Term Care takes flight again
July 16, 2018
- Village Voice
When iFLY instructor Ryan Desjardins walks up to shake the hand of his new student, 87-year-old Jim Dubie from the Village of Riverside Glen in Guelph, he makes and receives a strong first impression. “Are you ready to fly?” Ryan asks. Paratrooper Jim Dubie in Korea. “My boy,” comes Jim’s reply, “I... Read more
January 30, 2018
- Village Voice
Lesley Moran grew up on a male-dominated house, she says with a laugh, recalling memories of her brothers wrapped up in sports while she, like so many other girls, was relegated to the sidelines and ballet classes of a different era. Mike and Shirley on the Riverside Glen rink. But she was always... 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
November 3, 2017
- Village Voice
Audrey Andersen sits in the country kitchen with some of her fellow residents in Nichol neighbourhood at Riverside Glen, still in the circle they’d gathered in when their young guests joined them for a new intergenerational music program. This is the fourth week the 45-minute sessions have been... Read more
October 26, 2017
- Village Voice
A story of perseverance and transformation from Riverside Glen On a clear Thursday morning in Guelph, personal support workers Mandi McEwan and Jen Thompsen arrive in Mapleton neighbourhood at The Village of Riverside Glen with coffees in hand and bright smiles upon their faces. Even though it’s... Read more

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