Latest Village Voice

During the 2019 Christmas season, Don, Claudette and Patricia  spent time with caregivers Joy and Patrick in the Egerton Neighbourhood.
September 10, 2020
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Once work life slowed in their later years, Don and Claudette Fligg would spend months at a time at their cottage on the shores of Lake Simcoe. Even after Don suffered a severe stroke in early 2018, the family would do all they could to get him there to be in his place of comfort. On a bright and... Read more
Aspen Lake's Barry Hickling and Jenny Brown were both panelists in two separate sessions at the first ever virtual Pioneer Network Conference.
September 3, 2020
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For more than a decade, Schlegel Villages has found inspiration in its quest to change the culture of aging within its villages and beyond through The Pioneer Network, one of the world’s most forward-thinking organizations dedicated to improving the lives of our oldest citizens. Aspen Lake's Barry... Read more
Dorothy was thrilled with the gift she received from friends who are so proud of her determination in the face of adversity.
August 27, 2020
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Dorothy Lloyd has had knitting needles in her hands most of her life; like so many who find solace in the hobby, there is comfort in the rhythm and a sense of accomplishment when a new creation finds completion. Dorothy was thrilled with the gift she received from friends who are so proud of her... Read more
Lucho Vallar shares his deeply personal, difficult experience with COVID-19. He feared for his father especially, and  desperately wanted to support his fellow team members at Pinehaven Nursing Home.
August 20, 2020
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Like any long-term care home serving some of the most vulnerable citizens during the rising numbers of COVID-19, the team at Pinehaven Nursing Home in Waterloo was on edge in those early months. Yes, they were following all necessary Infection Prevention and Control Protocols, but there was still a... Read more
Mickey says he is greatly impressed with the perseverance  of the residents and his fellow team members at Erin Mills Lodge, and he's proud to be part of the small Village. 
August 14, 2020
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There were a couple of factors that prompted Mickey Mai to walk into Mississauga’s Erin Mills Lodge back in April to offer his services in any way they could be used. COVID-19 had affected the income he and his parents were able to earn, for one, but more importantly, he had seen how much of an... Read more
Vera was gracious enough to share her wisdom and perspective on the important issue of racial equality.
July 31, 2020
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When the powder keg of racial inequality in the United States erupted in late May following the horrific death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the scope of the issue quickly spread across borders. The protests and the political reactions across America quickly flared in the psyche of Canadians, and... Read more
July 24, 2020
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A family member’ brush with COVID-19 Those who work alongside our most vulnerable community citizens understand implicitly how devastating COVID-19 can be, but for those outside of the sector, until one is faced with the threat in their own lives, it can still seem somewhat abstract. A family... Read more
The urge to give her mother a hug has never faded in the heart of Wendy DesChamps;
July 14, 2020
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In praise of the precautions around visitation The urge to give her mother a hug has never faded in the heart of Wendy DesChamps; with every passing day as Ontario and Canada continue to show more control over the COVID-19 pandemic, she hopes she’s one day closer to that embrace. Wendy’s mother... Read more
Before COVID-19, Donna and family would visit Marie at least  weekly. This picutre was during Marie's 100th birthday celebrations three years ago. Though things have changed so much, Donna  shares how they are still making the most of every moment.
July 9, 2020
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When the threat of COVID-19 came across Canada’s borders and health officials decided in March that extraordinary measures must be taken, people across the country were asked to make great sacrifices. Indeed, perhaps no greater sacrifice was made than that of the residents of long-term care and... Read more
Majorie distantly visits with her granddaughter  Teresa outside Coleman Care Centre
June 26, 2020
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Teresa Vincent was always close with her grandmother Marjorie, but 20 years ago when Teresa’s mother passed away and not long after she lost her father, Marjorie’s counsel, support and love became all the more important, for both Teresa and her brother, David. Majorie distantly visits with her... Read more

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