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December 29, 2015
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CEO Jaime Schlegel reflects on the past year By Kristian Partington It’s the final couple weeks before a busy 2015 comes to a close and Schlegel Villages president and CEO Jamie Schlegel is in the car alongside Chief Operating Officer Paul Brown. They’re visiting the Village of Taunton Mills on... Read more
December 24, 2015
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A gesture of kindness and gratitude offered to Dundas residents By Kristian Partington The spirit of the season filled the hearts of residents and team members from Erin Meadows on Christmas Eve when Rahila Ramzan shared her love for those she serves with a gift to match the blessings she receives... Read more
December 22, 2015
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COO Paul Brown reflects on 2015 within Schlegel Villages By Kristian Partington Paul Brown easily recalls when he and his fellow team members from across the Schlegel Villages organization were asked to dream about the future that might be possible in an enhanced culture of support that puts living... Read more
December 18, 2015
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Mobile Studio connects residents to their community By Kristian Partington For more than 30 years Peter Robertson could be found in the studios of CBC radio as a key engineer, eventually retiring about 25 years ago as the director of engineering overseeing the entire organization. It’s safe to say... Read more
December 17, 2015
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By Kristian Partington Irene Grybas’s Lithuanian accent is thick as she looks at me smiling and says, “You know what, I’ll tell you something, I love everything about this place.” She’s just finished her workout with the team in the Program for Active Living, which is helping her regain her... Read more
December 15, 2015
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By Kristian Partington Mary Haggarty has several different roles at Riverside Glen but if you asked her about her favourite, she’d likely point to her companion time with the residents in the retirement neighbourhoods. One gentleman in particular, Jim Grasley, has had a deep affect on Mary’s life... Read more
December 10, 2015
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OLTCA honours Schlegel Villages and the RIA with Quality and Innovation award By Kristian Partingon Candace Chartier was among the many guests on hand when the Governor General of Canada officially marked the opening of the Schlegel Centre of Excellence for Innovation in Aging at the end of October... Read more
December 8, 2015
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By Kristian Partington It’s Monday morning at the Village of Taunton Mills, still early in the day for some residents. For a regular group from the retirement neighbourhoods, however, it’s time for dancing. Led by instructor Nicole Cote, this group spends an hour every week practicing line dancing... Read more
December 3, 2015
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Renewal of wedding vows brings the home together By Kristian Partington Practically every day in the past two years since his wife, Brenda, moved into Fairview Nursing Home on the Western Edge of downtown Toronto, Brian Bolwer has made the four-hour walk in both directions to visit her. This is the... Read more
December 1, 2015
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OLTCA recognizes two Glendale Crossing team members for leadership By Kristian Partington There are 629 long-term care homes in Ontario where more than 76,000 people are cared for and supported by tens of thousands of care partners and volunteers. Considering the numbers, it’s no surprise that when... Read more

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