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November 17, 2015
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Team members and residents share the wonder of travel By Kristian Partington If one adheres to the stereotypical view of life in elderhood after moving into a retirement home in Ontario, it might be hard to imagine a group of residents embarking to the shores of the Aegean Sea for a Greek odyssey... Read more
October 31, 2015
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Governor General officially opens University Gates and Centre of Excellence By Kristian Partington It’s fitting that as The Village at University Gates and the Schlegel Centre of Excellence for Research and Innovation marked their official grand opening in Waterloo on Oct. 30, the village’s general... Read more
October 27, 2015
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Answering the needs of our neighbours with the services we already provide By Kristian Partington One of the founding principles of Schlegel Villages is that each village is not only a comfortable home for those who need the support of long-term care or retirement living but also a central hub of... Read more
October 27, 2015
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How LIVING in My Today Helps Mother and Daughter Connect By Kristian Partington Karen Young remembers how afraid her mother Sigrid was back in September as they left her home at The Village of Wentworth Heights for a trip to a dentist’s office. It wasn’t the dentist that caused the immediate fear,... Read more
October 22, 2015
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Would-be Wentworth Heights residents get a taste of village life By Kristian Partington Making the move into a retirement community is a decision that few would take lightly and with a growing number of choices available for older adults, a thorough exploration of options is critical. That’s why... Read more
October 20, 2015
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Nurturing body, mind and spirit with regular yoga classes By Kristian Partington Barb Anderson’s mother used to wake early every morning to her regular yoga practice, beginning her day in quiet, focused stretching. It was a way of life for her and something Barb always remembered. About 10 years... Read more
October 16, 2015
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Village vision comes to life as neighbours share their experience By Kristian Partington Guests, dignitaries and team members gathered together with the neighbours who call the Village at St. Clair home to officially mark the village’s grand opening on Oct. 15. It was fitting that more than a year... Read more
October 16, 2015
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A shining example in one Arbour Trails couple By Kristian Partington When Schlegel Villages president and CEO Jamie Schlegel addressed nearly 300 people who’d gathered at the Blue Mountain Resort on the first morning of this year’s Operational Planning retreat, he spoke of a collective vision. “I... Read more
October 14, 2015
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Out of the ashes of difficulty springs a lovely connection By Kristian Partington In a time when gratitude is high on the minds of many Canadians, Ilse Snaith and Lyn Ortt give thanks for the bonds of friendship. Ilse and Lyn have grown close together in recent mopths at Riverside Glen, bonded by... Read more
October 9, 2015
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Analyzing the results of the Team Member Surveys By Kristian Partington In the past three years more than 6,200 team members within Schlegel Villages have responded to the team member engagement survey offering close to 300,000 responses to individual questions and more than 20,000 verbatim quotes... Read more

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