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October 6, 2015
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Deep Reflections at the 2015 Operation Planning Retreat By Kristian Partington The Blue Mountain resort near Collingwood welcomed team members from across Schlegel Villages to the organization’s annual Operational Planning retreat Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, offering the opportunity for deep reflection on... Read more
September 28, 2015
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Kim and Jean and a beautiful friendship at Arbour Trails By Kristian Partington Ever since moving into The Village of Arbour Trails in January, things have been going extremely well for Jean Wiley. She can’t say enough positive about the people who live and work in the village but there was always... Read more
September 25, 2015
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Arbour Trails hosts final celebration of residents’ favourite recipes By Kristian Partington If the Festival of Flavours held throughout Schlegel Villages this summer was a cake, then the icing was spread on thick at the Village of Arbour Trails in Guelph on Sept. 24. (One might imagine something... Read more
September 22, 2015
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David Kent’s new passion for Changing the Culture of Aging By Kristian Partington Sept. 21, 2015 marks the first anniversary of the day David Kent rediscovered his place in the world, setting the stage for a year-long transformation he never could have imagined while embedding in his heart, mind... Read more
September 17, 2015
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Eastern villages celebrate favourite recipes and the stories behind them By Kristian Partington “When there’s food, there’s always pleasure,” said Sandalwood Park’s Jennifer Gould as she glanced around the Town Square in the Village of Humber Heights during the peak of the Festival of Flavours... Read more
September 14, 2015
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5th annual Hand up for Haiti event a success By Kristian Partington The sky was dark as the wind threatened to bring cool rain over the Williamsburg Town Centre in Kitchener on Sunday, Sept. 13, but the crowd that had gathered that morning was in bright spirits as it prepared to kick off the 5th... Read more
September 10, 2015
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Each day new residents make their way into the village they’ll call home By Kristian Partington Though The Village at University Gates only began welcoming new residents in the late days of August and its immediate neighbours in the adjoining Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) were not... Read more
September 8, 2015
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Celebrating the team members at the heart of the Program for Active Living By Kristian Partington When Naveen Kelangath studied physiotherapy as a young man in India, he never pictured working with the oldest generations of society. It never occurred to him because the concept of long-term care... Read more
September 3, 2015
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For one neighbour at St. Clair, the benefits are plain to see By Kristian Partington Not long after Amanda Jones began working in a new full time position with the recreation team in the Kingsville neighbourhood in the Village at St. Clair, she met a neighbour named Richard. Compared to many who... Read more
September 1, 2015
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After nearly four decades, rec. director Carol White prepares for retirement By Kristian Partington One of the greatest attributes of Barrie’s Coleman Care Centre is the dedication of so many team members, some of whom count their commitment to service at the small home in decades, not years. Carol... Read more

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