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June 14, 2016
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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
June 9, 2016
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The ‘prom-posal’ surprise for student Emma Andrews By Kristian Partington The day of the ‘prom-posal’, Grade 12 student Emma Andrews arrived as she does most every afternoon for her co-op placement alongside kinesiologist Victoria Raimundo at the Village of Taunton Mills in Whitby. Instead of... Read more
June 8, 2016
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Ontario events during Seniors’ Month to spark online conversation By Kristian Partington At one point a few years ago during Masterpiece Gala: Celebrating the Wisdom of the Elder, an event hosted by Schlegel Villages to showcase the artistic talents of residents from all the villages, I had the... Read more
May 31, 2016
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In-depth evaluations underway will help determine value and impact By Kristian Partington Within Schlegel Villages there are six core “signature programs” offered to residents and families as a means of enhancing life in one way or another. Where the Program for Active Living (PAL) is more focused... Read more
May 26, 2016
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New residents eager to make move this fall By Kristian Partington It’s hard to pin down exactly what makes the people of Hamilton who are choosing to make their new home in the retirement neighbourhoods in the Village of Wentworth Heights so special. There’s an authenticity about them, a genuine... Read more
May 24, 2016
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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 19, 2016
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‘The growth of this group has been amazing,’ says Jane McKinnon Wilson By Kristian Partington The latest cohort of leaders from across Schlegel Villages to complete the Leadership Program for Long-Term Care and Retirement Living celebrated their achievement during the organization’s annual... Read more
May 17, 2016
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Schlegel Villages team members share philosophy at Culture Change Exchange By Kristian Partington More than 40 presenters were on hand at Waterloo’s Schlegel Centre of Excellence for Innovation in Aging on May 11-12 for a knowledge-sharing event hosted by the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for... Read more
May 13, 2016
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Residents take in their first live pro basketball game, thanks to Albert Sese By Kristian Partington Maybe, just maybe, there’s a little bit of Jean Berry’s influence at work in the fantastic showing the Toronto Raptors have had in their playoff run this spring. It’s nice to think so anyways... Read more
May 10, 2016
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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

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