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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
January 29, 2015
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‘I don’t like to see anybody sitting in their room downhearted,’ says Gord McIntee By Kristian Partington Within days of arriving at his new home at Coleman Care Centre in Barrie, Gord McIntee found himself sitting in on the Residents’ Council meeting. When he left the meeting, he was the new... Read more
January 27, 2015
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The team at Coleman Care Centre makes the home, says family member By Kristian Partington Doris Kottik and her daughter, Lin, are sitting over a scrabble board in a bright room at the far end of the eastern hall at Coleman Care Centre. The winter sun pours in over the green of the many plants that... Read more
January 22, 2015
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By Kristian Partington Under the high ceilings and bright airy windows of the Town Square in the Village of Winston Park, the raw power, beauty and grace of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony recently settled into the hearts of residents, team members, families and guests who had gathered there for an... Read more
January 20, 2015
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Opportunities are plentiful for those looking to influence research in Healthy Aging By Kristian Partington In the fall of 2013 when dignitaries gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the Schlegel Centre of Excellence for Innovation in Aging, Ron Schlegel addressed a large crowd to... Read more
January 15, 2015
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Powerful new understandings as neighbours describe why they want to #ENDALZ By Kristian Partington The Village at St. Clair in Windsor, like so many places across the country that serve older adults who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, is eager to show strength and... Read more

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