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April 16, 2015
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150 graduates on a path to a better life By Kristian Partington Mirebalais, HAITI – Within a 24-hour span, I celebrated the graduation of 150 women from Fonkoze’s Chemen Lavi Miyò program and watched as 150 more took their first tentative steps to a better life outside the constraints of extreme... Read more
April 14, 2015
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A few short days on the ground with Chemen Lavi Miyò By Kristian Partington Mirebalais, HAITI – The familiar sights, sounds and smells of Haiti came flooding back the instant I stepped off the plane in Port-au-Prince yesterday afternoon. The air is thick with heat and humidity, and the sound of... Read more
April 9, 2015
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The Everton Team at Arbour Trails By Kristian Partington As 14 team members from the Everton neighbourhood at the Village of Arbour Trails work through the most recent module in the Neighbourhood Team Development (NTD) program, a written description of the neighbourhood stands out on a flip chart... Read more
April 7, 2015
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Collaboration and communication key to progress, says Dr. Jennifer Carson By Kristian Partington April 2 was a day of reflection and pride for a group of people gathered at The Village of Winston Park to listen to a familiar guest speaker talk about the progress Schlegel Villages has made on its... Read more
April 1, 2015
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Shared values define the future for Fairview and Schlegel Villages By Kristian Partington The first time Rose Lamb walked into Fairview Nursing Home, tucked along a quiet street in Toronto’s west-end, she was instantly struck by the genuine warmth of the people there. Team members and residents... Read more
March 31, 2015
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Workshop brings students and seniors together to address community needs By Kristian Partington It’s been more than 20 years since Marlene Lehman stood before a group of young people as an educator, but once a teacher, always a teacher, she says. St. James Catholic High School students and... Read more
March 24, 2015
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Taunton Mills bids farewell to Mark Brewer By Kristian Partington Most often when team members in a long-term care home say goodbye to a member of their resident family, it’s a solemn time of remembrance where they honour a life lived, and hopefully lived well to the end with the supports of the... Read more
March 19, 2015
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ETAG Online helps residents connect to the digital age By Kristian Partington Digital Technology is a continuously evolving beast, rapidly changing and allowing users to connect with each other in ways that seemed the stuff of science fiction only a generation ago. Children born in the digital age... Read more
March 17, 2015
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Tool helps residents assess the benefits of regular exercise By Kristian Partington Bill Munns grew up as a farmer in Western Canada in a time when the human body was still one of the most important machines on the farm. Exercise and fitness wasn’t something you had to plan for; it was simply a... Read more
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

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