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March 17, 2016
- Village Voice
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
- Village Voice
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
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

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