Latest Village Voice (The Village of Erin Meadows)

October 24, 2017
- Village Voice
When Anjali Thatte began volunteering alongside horticultural therapist Nancy McPhee in the greenhouse at The Village of Erin Meadows in early 2014, she saw it as a pleasant duty she had to complete. She had no experience with long-term care and no idea what to expect. It wasn’t long, however,... Read more
August 24, 2017
- Village Voice
Erin Meadows shows neighbours what is possible in long-term care The annual Walk for Memories fundraiser in the name of the Alzheimer’s Society is an event that for many reasons connects closely to Schlegel Villages team members and residents. The Village of Erin Meadows had to pass on this year’s... Read more
August 14, 2017
- Village Voice
Twenty years ago, a group of American professionals from within the long-term care sector came together under the mutual understanding that the aged and aging souls who’d helped to build their society were being failed by the system designed to support them in their final years. David Kent during... Read more
June 8, 2017
- Village Voice
The love and support took a bride’s happiness to a whole new level As she went through the intricate details of planning her wedding, Dalia Hussein always had one important thought at the centre of it all: her mother needed to be part of it, though her limited mobility and cognition presented great... Read more
May 25, 2017
- Village Voice
‘We cannot afford for leaders that are aligned with our culture to leave’ Schlegel Villages is undergoing a rapid period of growth and one of the key priorities in the growth development plan is to preserve the unique, family culture that defines the organization in the eyes of many. In order to do... 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
March 28, 2017
- Village Voice
Celebrating the Students who bring vibrancy to Village Life Within minutes of beginning to interview Karen Poveda for a potential co-op placement at the Village of Glendale Crossing, Amy Harbin knew the kinesiology student was destined to work with seniors. Kinesiology co-op student Karen Poveda (... Read more
March 14, 2017
- Village Voice
ETAG Online has great impact on the well being of older adults When the recreation team at the Village of Erin Meadows suggested the village take a break from offering its ETAG Online computer education program through the winter months, residents voiced their displeasure. The program, the team... Read more
February 16, 2017
- Village Voice
Erin Meadows residents discover talent they never knew existed By Kristian Partington When a fellow resident at the Village of Erin Meadows in Mississauga suggested she join the Young @ Art group, Donna Lee Traetto was skeptical. Art wasn’t in her blood, Donna thought, she wouldn’t be any good... Read more
February 2, 2017
- Village Voice
Heirloom tomatoes and memories of gardens past sprout to life in the village By Kristian Partington Decades ago on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh (East Pakistan as it was then known) Mohammed Kashani would often be found tending his quarter-acre garden. Teaming with fruit trees and vegetables,... Read more

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