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October 11, 2016
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Watching neighbours at St. Clair achieve goals, realize potential By Kristian Partington The first time Kaye Brown walked into the dining room in the Village at St. Clair’s Harrow neighbourhood under her own power, she was greeted with the wild cheers and applause of her neighbours and friends. She... Read more
October 4, 2016
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The support of family member volunteers can go a long way By Kristian Partington When Ernie Ilson’s wife Norma moved into the Village of Erin Meadows just over a year ago, he became a permanent fixture in Derry Neighbourhood. He’s there nearly every day, choosing to not only give time to his wife... Read more
September 29, 2016
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With the help of neighbour Charlotte Bautista, Darlene is learning to read By Kristian Partington Darlene Radigan’s mother always hoped her daughter would one day learn to read and today, long after her mother’s passing, Darlene is working to fulfill that wish. Darlene is one of the younger... Read more
September 27, 2016
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‘Profound’ and ‘powerful’ pilot program shines light on life with dementia By Kristian Partington September is World Alzheimer's Month, a time for organizations, supportive caregivers and those living with the disease and other forms of dementia around the world to raise awareness, challenge stigma... Read more
September 22, 2016
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Winston Park celebrates 25 years By Kristian Partington When Barb Sutcliffe began working at the Village of Winston Park in Kitchener 21 years ago, any major celebration in the village would take place in a single small dining room. Maybe someone would play the piano and there’d be a few snacks and... Read more
September 20, 2016
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Schlegel Villages continues its commitment to ongoing education By Kristian Partington Since 2011 Schlegel Villages has been stoking the fires of culture change in the hearts of natural leaders within the villages by investing in education through the annual Pioneer Network Conference, held every... Read more
September 15, 2016
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Technology and team support is a blessing for Elaine and Lori By Kristian Partington When Lori Matheson lived in London, Ont., she was able to visit her mother Elaine practically every day in the long-term care home that supported her there. Last year, however, when Lori accepted a position with... Read more
September 13, 2016
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Grabbing hands across borders at annual Hand up for Haiti Walk/Run By Kristian Partington At the risk of generalizing, I think it’s safe to say that when most people think of Haiti they picture extreme poverty exasperated by the deadly force of nature, which unleashes disaster upon disaster upon... Read more
September 9, 2016
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St. Clair’s 2nd Annual camping trip worth every ounce of effort By Kristian Partington Shortly after the culture change campers from the Village at St. Clair in Windsor arrived under the tall canopy of trees at the Willowood Carefree RV Resort outside of Amherstburg on Sept. 7, Doc Wright led the... Read more
September 6, 2016
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Alan Tomlinson’s Honorary Doctorate marks remarkable achievement By Kristian Partington Alan Tomlinson literally changed the way millions of people across the planet see the world around them. In honour of his years of dedication to the field of optometry as a leading researcher on corneal... Read more

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