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#ElderWisdom | Stories from the Green Bench Podcast

LATEST: Episode #40 - June Campbell is a resident at The Village of Riverside Glen in Guelph, shares with Erin Davis & Doug Robinson on the green bench. She has lived a life that has not only witnessed history as it happened but in which she even rubbed elbows with Gordon Pinsent with whom she...
Gary was among the early pioneers in the movement towards a more inclusive society, and he was happy to be part of the Pride events and education in the Village of Riverside Glen. 
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‘Don’t Ever Kid Yourself into Being Someone You’re Not’

It wasn’t until Gary Terpstra was in his early 20s that he felt he could truly be himself, comfortable and free to honour the aspects of love and life that could make him happy. It was the early 1970s and even though he’d previously challenged the stagnant views of traditional society by starting a...
St. Clair Residents' Council President Kaye Brown offers remarks to dedicate the Village's new Healing Garden.
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Reflection and Reminiscence in the Florence Becker...

Butterflies are believed by many to represent spiritual rebirth and transformation, a reminder that in the relatively short span of life, there is opportunity to live with beauty, grace and courage. On the day the Village at St. Clair officially dedicated the Florence Becker Healing Garden in...
For several years, Pride Month has been an opportunity to discuss what inclusion means in the Villages. The conversation must be ongoing, however, and education is critically important.
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Reflections on Inclusion During Pride Month

June is a month of many meanings, with the Wisdom of our Elders celebrated through Seniors’ Month , National Indigenous History Month honoured in Canada and the struggle for inclusion and equality among those in the 2SLGBTQ+ community recognized during Pride Month . For several years, Pride Month...
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The Green Bench is ‘About People, It’s About...

The sky clears over Downtown Toronto on June 1, just in time for residents from three Schlegel Villages to take their seats upon their green #ElderWisdom bench to kick off Senior’s Month in Nathan Phillips Square. This is the first in a series of five events to take place throughout June, where...

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