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August 27, 2015
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Fairview’s Creative Expressions program challenges residents By Kristian Partington The wonderful thing about art is its ability to evoke emotion and inspire deep thought and reflection among those who soak in it. For a group of residents at Fairview Nursing Home in Toronto (one of the most recent... Read more
August 25, 2015
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CN Tower EdgeWalk is nothing for 90-year-old Tansley Woods resident By Kristian Partington Ted Woodley easily recalls the news clips in 1976 when a 10-ton Sikorsky helicopter carried the final piece of the 102-metre broadcasting tower to the peak of the CN Tower and a brave steel worker fixed it... Read more
August 20, 2015
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Taunton Mills and the art of a strong residents’ council By Kristian Partington On a Thursday afternoon in August, the Town Hall is packed in The Village of Taunton Mills. You’d be forgiven for thinking upon arrival that some sort of performance is underway, for the gentleman at the microphone in... Read more
August 20, 2015
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Melanie Chandler at The Village of Arbour Trails By Kristian Partington For some people the idea of person-centred care is a natural concept – the only way to approach the support of someone who lives within a long-term care or assisted living setting. When these people are given the freedom to... Read more
August 13, 2015
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Hand up for Haiti Walk/Run in September, Ambassadors visit in February By Kristian Partington In a meeting room at The Village of Winston Park in early July, a group of hopeful travellers gathered in a circle for the first time to go over early plans for a trip that will most certainly bind them... Read more
August 11, 2015
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New system helping team members put time and energy where it matters most By Kristian Partington Time is a precious commodity and when it comes to managing complex questions of health care in an aging population, anything that can be done to streamline information and make it easier for health care... Read more
August 6, 2015
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18 Schlegel Villages ambassadors return from Pioneer Network Conference By Kristian Partington As she was heading to her hotel room at the end of her second full day of The Pioneer Network Conference at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago, Shannon Lucas heard a woman she didn’t know call out her... Read more
August 4, 2015
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Erin Meadows resident David Kent presents at the Pioneer Network Conference By Kristian Partington “It’s a surreal experience,” said David Kent as he prepared to leave for Chicago to attend the 15th annual Pioneer Network Conference. David is among 18 Schlegel Villages ambassadors attending this... Read more
July 30, 2015
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Trudy Klein filled a void in her life with regular volunteering By Kristian Partington The second time Trudy Klein came into The Village of Aspen Lake as a volunteer she overheard a resident say something along the lines of: ‘I don’t want to go to this program, I want to go to Trudy’s program.’... Read more
July 28, 2015
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From iPads and iPods to ‘It’s Never 2 Late,’ villages are embracing new ideas By Kristian Partington Technological innovations have a seemingly endless impact on our lives – in some ways this can seem to do more harm than good but within Schlegel Villages, new technologies are enhancing lives and... Read more

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