Latest Village Voice

One might not see the smiles behind Doug or Stephen's mask, but their eyes revealed their delight at reconnecting. 
June 19, 2020
- Village Voice
Under the shade of a tent on the patio outside of the retirement neighbourhoods of The Village of Taunton Mills, Doug Price and his son Stephen sit across a table from each other sharing stories and catching up. The masks upon their faces hide their smiles, but their eyes show their delight as they... Read more
Wayne Barr started at Sandalwood Park as a screener, but has since taken on other roles. His perspective on long-term care has changed ‘one thousand per cent,’ he says.
June 9, 2020
- Village Voice
New team member wanted to help out during the pandemic, and he’s been transformed In his normal life, Wayne Barr works for one of Canada’s largest Slo-Pitch organizations, but normal was pushed aside with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada and, like many Canadians, Wayne was forced... Read more
Stella Curtis was among this crowd at the Corner of King Street and  James St. In Hamilton on VE Day, May 8, 1945. Photo courtesy of the Hamilton Public Library.
May 8, 2020
- Village Voice
As difficult as it might be when anxiety and worry are heightened every present moment, we must never lose sight of the lessons of history amid the turmoil facing our communities under the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, history should shine brightly we mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, otherwise... Read more
Never before have the challenges facing the eldercare sector been so great, and the spotlight upon the workers within it so strong and forceful.
May 3, 2020
- Village Voice
Never before have the challenges facing the eldercare sector been so great, and the spotlight upon the workers within it so strong and forceful. Pandemic at the scale we are currently living and yes, dying through, knows no precedent and the bulk of the burden of grief and sorrow is felt most... Read more
Residents and team members from Humber Heights prepare  their beautiful gifts for their neighbours. 
March 31, 2020
- Village Voice
The world is changing before our eyes. My world is certainly no exception and I’ve managed to find a few minutes now and again to reflect on the impact of the transition underway in our global community. Perhaps more importantly amid the turmoil, I’ve considered what has remained the same as we... Read more
Becki and Devon are just two of many team members going  above and beyond with residents like Donna at Riverside Glen to connect them with loved ones .
March 25, 2020
- Village Voice
As Ontario responded to news that the coronavirus emerging from the other side of the world was no longer a far away concern but a pandemic sweeping across the globe, Val Marie Coutts was more than 4,000 km away from her mother Donna, wanting nothing more than to be by her side. Becki and Devon are... Read more
Beyond basic, sensible approaches to infection control, our team members are going above and beyond to support residents in The Villages.
March 17, 2020
- Village Voice
The world is changing before our eyes as communities in every corner of the globe manage the COVID-19 crisis and work to protect those at the greatest of risk. This situation is unprecedented and in every Schlegel Village, teams are working tirelessly to support residents in every way they can. It... Read more
Village members attend the final Partners for Innovation meeting.
March 11, 2020
- Village Voice
Caring for and supporting an aging population with complex health needs will require dynamic and adaptable community efforts, and there is no shortage of challenges when seeking the best new ideas. A wide variety of Villagers are part of the Partners for Innovation advisory board. Schlegel Villages... Read more
Mr. Mansaram stands beside one of his many great pieces of art.
March 5, 2020
- Village Voice
One of the greatest aspects of life within a Schlegel Village is the diversity of each community; the sheer number of people who come from countless backgrounds collectively offer hundreds of years of vastly different experiences to their Village, and it’s worthwhile to try and learn as much as... Read more
Ruth sits alongside the sweatshirt from Humber Heights school she gave her son more than 40 years ago.
March 3, 2020
- Village Voice
Darren Crisp grew up off Scarlett Road in Etobicoke not far from the Humber Heights School where all the kids in the neighbourhood converged, Darren and his brother and sister included. The school was a community focal point, and Darren was proud when his mother gave him a sweatshirt adorned with... Read more

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