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February 25, 2016
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‘It was her home,’ recalls Kerry Townson, and her mother loved it there By Kristian Partington “Mom loved young people because she was young inside and I think everybody forgets that when they see and old person,” says Kerry Townson. “They just see an old person, but they’re not old; they’re the... Read more
February 23, 2016
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Better use of resources, education and teamwork point to success By Kristian Partington Imagine you live in a long-term care home, surrounded by people and things that have become familiar, despite the fact that for some time now the effects of dementia have altered your perception of time and... Read more
February 18, 2016
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Schlegel Villages embarks on a redesign of supports for those living with dementia By Kristian Partington When Mary-Beth Wighton was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia at the age of 45, she distinctly remembers the shock that followed as the doctor told her: “Go home and get your affairs in... Read more
February 16, 2016
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Coleman Care Centre’s Erlinda Tallim shares her insights By Kristian Partington Throughout much of 2015, Erlinda Tallim, the director of food services at Barrie’s Coleman Care Centre, was among a group of more than 20 Schlegel Villages team members who took part in the Leadership Program for Long-... Read more
February 11, 2016
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A small glimpse of the beauty Schlegel Ambassadors are experiencing By KristianPartington Jennifer Gould’s heart couldn’t be more full as she reaches out via Facebook chat to describe the emotions she’s felt over the course of the past week. She and a team of more than 20 others connected to... Read more
February 9, 2016
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Doors to new conversations are opening, but more needs to be done By Kristian Partington One of the greatest challenges when it comes to changing the culture of aging is found in the entrenched, stereotypical views that tend to dominate the imaginations of younger generations when they consider... Read more
February 3, 2016
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Schlegel Villages prepares to offer a new voice for people living with dementia By Kristian Partington “This is the face of dementia,” says a woman looking into the camera. She is part of an online community for people living in the early stages of the life-changing diagnosis. “My face is not angry... Read more
February 2, 2016
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The act of creation always inspired Margaret Dallaire By Kristian Partington There are gifted people for whom talent is an innate treasure brought to the surface at a young age and naturally honed over a lifetime – singers whose first words flowed in melody or athletes who could skate before they... Read more
January 28, 2016
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Program offers new opportunities for residents to support each other By Kristian Partington Nearly five years ago, when team members with Schlegel Villages support office pored over the results of the extensive resident Quality of Life surveys, one strikingly poor result stood out: few residents... Read more
January 26, 2016
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BSO, PERT and LIVING in My Today help reshape attitudes By Kristian Partington Throughout the month of January, each Schlegel Village has joined with seniors’ organizations and care providers across Canada to mark Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. It’s an opportunity to draw attention to the realities... Read more

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