Latest Village Voice (The Village of Erin Meadows)

March 19, 2019
- Village Voice
Four generations converge along Main Street in the Village of Erin Meadows on a bright Thursday afternoon. A toddler is in the arms of his grandmother beside his mother watching from nearby, and he catches the eyes of two other ladies out for a stroll after lunch. They all start chatting away in... Read more
Henry was one of the first residents to move into the new  retirement neighbourhoods in the Village of Erin Meadows so he could be close to his wife, Laura, who lives in long-term care
March 15, 2019
- Village Voice
When Laura Piatkowski moved into long-term care at The Village of Erin Meadows in early 2018, her husband Henry began counting the days to the opening of the attached retirement neighbourhoods under construction at the time. Henry was one of the first residents to move into the new retirement... Read more
"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
Taste of Erin Meadows
August 28, 2018
- Village Voice
When Schlegel Villages decided to make a concerted effort to change its approach to care and create a more “social model of living” for every resident, the leaders and team members from all villages created a series of “aspiration statements” to guide them through this culture change. These... Read more
A renewal of vows for Harry and Margaret McMahon on Aug. 16 to mark their 65th Wedding Anniversary
August 21, 2018
- Village Voice
When I step into the Community Centre at The Village of Erin Meadows on Aug. 20, recreation director Sami Kermani greets me as she always does, with a wide smile and outstretched arms for a hug. I’ve come for a meeting of The Village Advisory Team, which gathers regularly to help guide The Village... Read more
A song presented by John and Sylverne was "just another example of the things that the team members do that nobody ever hears about and never makes the press,” says Ernie Ilson (centre), “but they happen 10,000 times a day.”
August 9, 2018
- Village Voice
Simone had lived at The Village of Erin Meadows for but two short months when the team and her family realized she had little time left. It is remarkable, however, to see how deep a connection can be built in such a short time, and that depth showed the day before Simone passed away when a song... Read more
Phyllis, Jennifer and Journey became fast friends while sitting upon the green #ElderWisdom bench.
June 4, 2018
- Signature Programs, Village Voice
Two green benches rest outside the front doors of the beautiful Meadowvale Community Centre and Library in Mississauga, just north of The Village of Erin Meadows. Upon one sits Phyllis Webster, a resident of nearby Erin Mills Lodge. Beside her is Jennifer Hill and her daughter Journey, smiling... 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 22, 2018
- Village Voice
A few years ago, The Village of Erin Meadows shifted its approach to the loss of a resident. For the longest time in the long-term care sector, death was a subject to be hidden from view, supposedly in the hopes of protecting other residents from the reality of their own mortality. But as the shift... 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

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