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July 23, 2015
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RIA study examines how women’s spiritual needs evolve over time By Kristian Partington Ensuring a strong quality of life for people living in a retirement or long-term care community requires caregivers to be flexible and adaptable as they seek to meet individual needs that continue to grow in... Read more
July 21, 2015
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By Kristian Partington Hung upon the wall inside the entrance to the Village of Riverside Glen hangs a photograph that, in its simplicity and beauty, captures the purest form of love between a mother and son. It was donated by Doug England as a gesture of gratitude for the care his mother, Grace,... Read more
July 16, 2015
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Return to Winston Park means so much to Kerry and Joyce Townson By Kristian Partington Kerry Townson looks back a couple of weeks to the beginning of July when her mother, Joyce, lay in a hospital bed, unable to open her eyes or speak. Complications following a head injury a few months back had... Read more
July 14, 2015
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Residents supporting each other embodies the Schlegel philosophy, says Renee Ganley By Kristian Partington When Renee Ganley came across information about the LIVING in My Today dementia education program during a recent Family Expo held at her home at The Village of Aspen Lake, she suggested it... Read more
July 9, 2015
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Launching The Ruby: The Hidden Gem at Tansley Woods By Kristian Partington There are many things that stand out when Ron Schlegel, the founder and CEO of Schlegel Villages, talks about his parents, Emma and Wilfred. They were hard working, kind people, dedicated to the community around them, he’ll... Read more
July 7, 2015
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Village at St. Clair and Layered Natured Framework By Kristian Partington When someone who is living with cognitive impairment, such as a brain injury or dementia, expresses themselves physcially with their caregiver, it’s not uncommon for the report to say something along the lines of, ‘It came... Read more
July 2, 2015
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Residents raise funds and develop new partnership By Kristian Partington Marion Tucker has always loved animals, though she says she only ever had one pet of her own when she was a little girl. In later life, she spent a lot of time volunteering with animal shelters and regular monthly donations... Read more
June 30, 2015
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‘Our value of innovation is the never-ending desire to do things even better’ By Kristian Partington The Schlegel Villages/RIA Innovation Summit held in Guelph June 24-25 challenged more than 140 participants from across both organizations to deeply examine what it means to innovate in the world of... Read more
June 25, 2015
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Schlegel Villages and RIA bring research and practice together in two-day summit By Kristian Partington When a core of team members from the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) and Schlegel Villages began planning a two-day Innovation Summit that kicked off June 24 in Guelph, they... Read more
June 23, 2015
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Ken and Bebe Telford at the Village of Sandalwood Park By Kristian Partington Ken and Bebe Telford sit at a table along Main Street at the Village of Sandalwood Park. From a distance, they can be seen chatting and Bebe regularly breaks out in small bursts of laughter. There are headphones upon her... Read more

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