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March 12, 2015
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Resident and volunteer come together to lead new program By Kristian Partington Take an outgoing resident at the Village of Wentworth Heights who loves laughter and has a penchant for music – drums in particular – and mix him with an energetic volunteer who also loves music, and you might just end... Read more
March 10, 2015
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Insights from dietary manager-turned-entertainer By Kristian Partington For those living in a retirement or long-term care setting, a high quality of life is dependent upon several people who each offer different expertise, and in many cases, many overlapping skills. Many will say the job is more... Read more
March 5, 2015
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St. Clair team inspires ‘180-degree turnaround’ By Kristian Partington “I cried my eyes out the day I had to sign the paperwork,” Dave Hands says, recalling the moment he knew he could no longer care for his wife, Sharon Thomas, at home. “I just didn’t want to do it.” When they married a short... Read more
March 3, 2015
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Early 2016 will see a new wave of support and fellowship on the ground in Haiti By Kristian Partington On the evening of March 9, 2014, a large group gathered around tables under the high steel roof in the Haiti Communitere workshop in a compound not far from the airport in Port-au-Prince – the... Read more
February 24, 2015
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Practical Nursing students graduate at the village that nurtured them By Kristian Partington Last fall, as the time drew near for a small class of Conestoga College practical nursing students to consider graduation, The Village of Riverside Glen in Guelph was the only logical place that sprang to... Read more
February 23, 2015
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Since moving to Aspen Lake, Kathy MacEachern’s growth has been remarkable By Kristian Partington A year ago, Matthew MacEachern’s wife, Kathryn, was barely connected to the world around her. The compounding effects of a brain tumor that was first operated on 15 years ago when Kathy was only 30 had... Read more
February 17, 2015
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Notre Dame CSS Students throw party for village residents By Kristian Partington On the Friday before Valentine’s Day, it’s not uncommon in most any Canadian community to see high school students decorating in pink, red and white in preparation for a dance to celebrate young love. To see them... Read more
February 12, 2015
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PSW’s Letter to Hamilton Spectator shines bright light on Wentworth Heights By Kristian Partington Jean Johnson isn’t afraid to say what’s on her mind. She’s as apt to call out something that needs to be corrected as she is to praise the strengths she sees around her, and the Hamilton Spectator... Read more
February 10, 2015
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In evaluating NTD, researchers reminded of the power of little moments By Kristian Partington “Little moments matter,” says Dr. Veronique Boscart as she reflects on many hours spent in different village neighbourhoods over the past few months assessing the effectiveness of the Schlegel Villages... Read more
February 3, 2015
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Coleman Care Centre’s John Heitmar By Kristian Partington John Heitmar exudes a quiet sort of contentment as he sits by the window in his room at Coleman Care Centre with the winter sun shining in on him. Maybe it’s the easy smile on his face or the dripping Hungarian accent, but as he shares... Read more

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