Latest Village Voice (The Village of Riverside Glen)

March 7, 2017
- Village Voice
'When I came back home, I said I feel like I’m in heaven.’ Aurele Thomas has brushed alongside death several times over the decades, staring it down from the side of dirt roads in the forests of Northern Ontario and in hospital beds in the province’s larger cities to the south. He admits that in... Read more
January 17, 2017
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‘She was like the sunshine in a resident's day’ By Kristian Partington Among the people who choose to spend their lives supporting others in a caregiver role rests a generous spirit and a deeply compassionate heart. For some, the instinct is so genuine that it seems no other role would suit –... Read more
December 8, 2016
- Village Voice
‘It meant the world’ for Elaine to be able to sing in her beloved choir again By Kristian Partington Among many of the great characteristics that defined the man she loved, Elaine Charette remembers the spirit of perseverance and determination her husband Webb held tightly throughout his life. “He... Read more
December 6, 2016
- Village Voice
Surprise reunion for Gord and Mae Smith at Riverside Glen By Kristian Partington Though the world is, in many ways, a drastically different place today compared to 1953, it’s amazing how little some things have changed over the course of six decades. Gord Smith’s face, for one, seems to have... Read more
November 3, 2016
- Village Voice
Riverside Glen kinesiologist on what residents should know By Kristian Partington There’s no denying the fact that when an older adult falls, the ramifications can be terribly difficult to manage. The natural aging process renders many older adults vulnerable to serious fractures, even in cases of... Read more
August 9, 2016
- Village Voice
‘I feel a little younger now,’ says Riverside Glen resident after serving in dining room By Kristian Partington “Hard work feels good,” Sheila Lindsay was overheard telling a fellow resident from her home in the Egerton neighbourhood in the Village of Riverside Glen after she’d finished her first... Read more
August 5, 2016
- Village Voice
The loss of her wedding ring was devastating to no end By Kristian Partington One of the most tragic ramifications of a catastrophic fall Ilse Snaith suffered in her home nearly two years ago was the loss of her wedding ring – the greatest reminder she possessed of the man she spent her life with... Read more
January 18, 2016
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Riverside Glen celebrates the love of Jim and Vera Robertson By Kristian Partington The love of Jim Robertson’s life walked into a theatre in Aberdeen, Scotland in the summer of 1950. He was an electrical technician working behind the scenes and Vera, a dancer from Liverpool of striking beauty and... Read more
December 15, 2015
- Village Voice
By Kristian Partington Mary Haggarty has several different roles at Riverside Glen but if you asked her about her favourite, she’d likely point to her companion time with the residents in the retirement neighbourhoods. One gentleman in particular, Jim Grasley, has had a deep affect on Mary’s life... Read more
October 14, 2015
- Village Voice
Out of the ashes of difficulty springs a lovely connection By Kristian Partington In a time when gratitude is high on the minds of many Canadians, Ilse Snaith and Lyn Ortt give thanks for the bonds of friendship. Ilse and Lyn have grown close together in recent mopths at Riverside Glen, bonded by... Read more

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