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March 31, 2016
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The importance of relationships highlighted for nursing and PSW students By Kristian Partington When the idea was first conceived of building a new, 192-bed long-term care village in Waterloo that would tie together research, education and practice related to aging, partnership and shared learning... Read more
March 29, 2016
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88-year-old A Morris Russell and the story of a life of love, faith and service By Kristian Partington With a blizzard picking up steam outside the Village of Tansley Woods in Burlington on a late afternoon in early March, I find myself in the comfortable apartment of A. Morris Russell, discussing... Read more
March 24, 2016
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Lenore and Delores share their insights from Wentworth Heights By Kristian Partington Delores Prendergast and Lenore Rowe live in different neighbourhoods in the Village of Wentworth Heights, but they’ve recently come together as friends thanks to the Java Mentorship Program. Delores Prendergast... Read more
March 22, 2016
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ProResp and Schlegel Villages reflecting on connections to Haiti By Kristian Partington Bill Cummings has been to a resort in Cuba once, but that was his only real taste of the Caribbean. Haiti, then, was a bit of a stretch for him when he joined a team of Schlegel Villages ambassadors in the early... Read more
March 17, 2016
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The legacy of Georgina Jackson’s life at Humber Heights in Etobicoke can be seen in some of the flowers that bloom throughout her neighbourhood. Georgina took pride in them for she’d always loved gardening and they added to the beauty of her apartment when she lived independently in the village... Read more
March 15, 2016
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‘I love to see the smiles on their faces,’ says Michelle Roukema By Kristian Partington In early 2012, a six-minute video clip from the movie Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory was posted to YouTube. It features a man named Henry who, though living in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease... Read more
March 10, 2016
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First year nursing students exposed to the social model of living in long-term care By Kristian Partington When the early vision of a new Schlegel Village in Windsor first came into focus, St. Clair College was always in view. The new village was meant to be more than a long-term care home – it... Read more
March 8, 2016
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It’s not so much volunteering for Wentworth Heights resident, just living well By Kristian Partington Polly Brown is a modest, humble sort of soul, more likely to shrug off praise and send it elsewhere than she is to accept it. Yet for the residents and team members at the Village of Wentworth... Read more
March 3, 2016
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Village hosts Gala art show featuring resident artists By Kristian Partington On the evening of March 1 with a late-winter blizzard raging outside, the Village of Tansley Woods shone with warmth as team members and volunteers transformed the Town Hall into a fine art gallery featuring more than 90... Read more
March 1, 2016
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Reflections as Glendale Crossing Celebrates 6th Anniversary By Kristian Partington Early in the afternoon of March 1, the team members, residents and families of Glendale Crossing gathered along Main Street for their traditional group photo to kick off celebrations marking the village’s 6th... Read more

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