Latest Village Voice (The Village of Sandalwood Park)

October 31, 2017
- Village Voice
Moises and Maria Oliveira sit together on Main Street in the Village of Sandalwood Park, holding hands as they talk, laughing the whole time it seems. She always made him laugh, Moises says: “She says so many things to make everybody laugh.” Maria and Moises Oliveira say the love from the team at... Read more
October 18, 2017
- Village Voice
The unmistakable sounds of South Asia flood over Main Street in the Village of Sandalwood Park as it’s transformed into Diwali Mela, a festival to honour one of the world’s most celebrated Hindu traditions. Team members, families and residents were all in festive spirit for Diwali Mela at... Read more
June 13, 2017
- Village Voice
New intergenerational approach deepens connections through music Some of the most impactful programs offered in many seniors living environments offer an intergenerational component – high school students volunteering their time to help long-term care residents discover technology, for example, or... Read more
June 1, 2017
- Village Voice
Young woman decides village she volunteered at will become her new home Brampton’s Village of Sandalwood Park had a big impact on Sephra Peters’s life during the time she spent there in her later high school years, where she helped with various tasks and enjoyed the social interaction of Village... Read more
June 14, 2016
- Village Voice
New team members taken under the wings of neighbourhood mentors By Kristian Partington Within every neighbourhood in every village you’ll find team members of wide and varied backgrounds whose individual strengths contribute to the overall betterment of village life. In some, their understanding of... Read more
May 24, 2016
- Village Voice
Carrie and her two sons are happy to be together once again When a family that has supported each other through decades of life’s ups and downs and sorrows and triumphs is separated because health challenges require it, it’s imperative that they are reunited as soon as possible. Carrie Sutton and... Read more
May 10, 2016
- Village Voice
Young volunteer proves that great challenges can be overcome By Kristian Partington Over time, Evalina DeOliveira’s eyesight has deteriorated. She can see well enough out of one her eyes but the other has started to fade. Reading isn’t as easy as it once was but of late, she’s been able to enjoy... Read more
February 23, 2016
- Village Voice
Better use of resources, education and teamwork point to success By Kristian Partington Imagine you live in a long-term care home, surrounded by people and things that have become familiar, despite the fact that for some time now the effects of dementia have altered your perception of time and... Read more
November 24, 2015
- Village Voice
Audrey had never been in a parade before, until now By Kristian Partington This is the time of year in communities across the country when lights are being strung across the eaves of houses, Christmas trees are being decorated and children’s eyes are alight as Santa Claus parades wind their way... Read more
June 23, 2015
- Village Voice
Ken and Bebe Telford at the Village of Sandalwood Park By Kristian Partington Ken and Bebe Telford sit at a table along Main Street at the Village of Sandalwood Park. From a distance, they can be seen chatting and Bebe regularly breaks out in small bursts of laughter. There are headphones upon her... Read more

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