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Ted Hudson (left) and Bryce McBain, General Manager at The Village of Riverside Glen (right), present Lloyd Hetherington with an award marking 10,000 downloads of the Stories from  the Green Bench Podcast, which Lloyd co-hosts. 
April 20, 2021
- Village Voice
When the idea of auditioning to co-host a new podcast alongside respected broadcaster Erin Davis was put forth to Lloyd Hetherington, he fully admits he didn’t have a clue what a podcast was and he’d certainly never taken the time to listen to one. Never one to shy away from a new educational... Read more
Virtual Volunteerism at its finest at Erin Meadows.
April 16, 2021
- Village Voice
Michael Markou is known for his happy-go-lucky attitude and his funny, jolly statements. He is always joking with the team that supports him at The Village of Erin Meadows long-term care home in Mississauga, but he does so in a friendly way, always encouraging. Virtual Volunteerism at its finest at... Read more
April 6, 2021
- In the News
Exciting Opportunity for Nurses! To attract Registered Nurses (RNs) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) to work in long-term care (LTC) homes with the greatest need across Ontario, the Community Commitment Program for Nurses (CCPN) provides a $10,000 incentive to eligible nurses in exchange for... Read more
Irene Chinyenze shares her insights on COVID-19 vaccination, encouraging others to protect themselves against the virus.
April 1, 2021
- Village Voice
Esther Asare has heard all of the conflicting information surrounding COVID-19 vaccinations shared through seemingly infinite spaces online; the hesitancy among those who are unsure and the outright mistrust of those who float in the false facts of conspiracy. She chose to look past it all when her... Read more
Subscribe to #ElderWisdom | Stories from the Green Bench podcast
March 20, 2021
- Signature Programs, Village Voice, In the News
Enjoy the #ElderWisdom podcast hosted by Erin Davis and co-host Lloyd Hetherington as they explore friendship, tragedy, love, life, learning and so much more in conversations with seniors on the 'virtual' green bench. Start Listening: Learn more about our hosts Erin Davis built a career as a... Read more
March 19, 2021
- Village Voice
Loss is no stranger in Schlegel Villages. As neighbours, as families, we are well acquainted with the feelings that accompany the changes of later life – loss of health, loss of home, loss of freedoms, loss of cherished friends. But nothing could have prepared us for the losses that would come with... Read more
After a year under COVID-19, we reflect on the struggle and the beauty, and we look to the future with hope.
March 10, 2021
- Village Voice
Reflections and hope A year under COVID-19 Main Street in The Village of Wentworth Heights was abuzz with activity on March 12, 2020 as the Village celebrated the artwork of a talented retirement home resident. Guests mingled and viewed the various paintings of landscapes and seascapes; there were... Read more
Relationships in the realm of an RPN Village Voice Story
March 5, 2021
- Village Voice
To be a nurse is to answer a calling. There is an inherent kindness and compassion mixed with a desire to do anything possible to make the life of someone else a little easier. The RPNs who come alongside the residents of Schlegel Villages seem to bring even more of themselves, for they are not... Read more
Lloyd and Andrew, father and son, together to celebrate the New Year together in 2020. 
February 12, 2021
- Village Voice
In the two years Lloyd Tyrrell lived in Long-Term Care at The Village of Tansley Woods, his son Andrew learned so much. He learned how to be present with his father instead of correcting the inaccuracies of his dementia-altered memories; he learned to see the grace and compassion the team offers... Read more
Rose and her mother Margarete are so grateful for the love and healing they have seen at The Village of Tansley Woods.
January 8, 2021
- Village Voice
Margarete Clausnitzer has always lived life with love in her heart for everyone she meets. “My mother gives love and as soon as somebody does something for her, she thanks them from the bottom of her heart,” says her daughter, Rose Robertson. “She says, ‘it’s all because of love.’ ” Rose and her... Read more

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