Latest Village Voice

July 6, 2017
- Signature Programs, Village Voice
The Pursuit of Passions performance that proves every barrier can be overcome The piano is wheeled to the front of the hall at Bingeman’s Conference Centre in Kitchener. Phil Fiess, the pianist, stands unsteadily before more than 150 people; he’s eloquent, confident and poised, though he weaves... Read more
July 5, 2017
- Village Voice
Fairview Nursing Home’s investment in emotional well-being for its Team As the autumn months of 2016 moved into the dark of winter at Fairview Nursing Home in Toronto’s west-end, the small community of 108 residents and the team that supports them suffered a series of losses. Each one compounded... Read more
June 29, 2017
- Village Voice
Ten centenarians celebrated for their countless gifts to Canada They come from all walks of life, these ladies who are honoured today at the Village of Humber Heights. They trace their roots back to places like Jamaica, Manitoba, England and, of course, Toronto. Collectively they’ve watched more... Read more
June 27, 2017
- Village Voice
Conestoga College students interview residents to go far beyond pathophysiology When a person is diagnosed with a chronic illness, there are two major factors that affect their well-being: the physical challenges associated with disease management and the psychological pressure the constant worry... Read more
June 23, 2017
- Village Voice
Wisdom of the Elder event showcases immense wealth of talent and creativity “It’s amazing, the abilities that you find,” said Ross Knee while surveying the hall at Bingeman’s Park in Kitchener that, on June 22, housed more than 120 of his fellow residents from across 16 Schlegel Villages, each one... Read more
June 22, 2017
- Village Voice
24 ambassadors will deepen connections between Schlegel Villages and Fonkoze Albert Sese says he’s always taken pride in being able to offer something of himself in the service of others. As a kinesiologist at The Village of Sandalwood Park, he’s fortunate to that every day as his job, but he also... Read more
June 20, 2017
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Facing adversity with stoicism and humility: Peter Doyle I first met Peter Doyle earlier this year when a crew of volunteers from several Schlegel Villages converged on the Shady Pines campground, which the organization had recently bought with intentions of creating an accessible camping space for... Read more
June 16, 2017
- Village Voice
Nearly 200 research and innovation champions gather for annual summit Over the course of two days in the middle of June, the 3rd annual Schlegel Villages/RIA Innovation Summit brought nearly 200 people from across both organizations into the conference rooms of Kitchener’s Holiday Inn. Along with... 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 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