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Rohini was working alongside HCC residents during Halloween celebrations. She says she loves working with residents and has learned about Canadian culture through them.
January 18, 2022
- Village Voice
The concept of a long-term care or retirement home is not a common idea in India, where Rohini Ram is from. The common culture across the country is that family members take care of their elders, so when she came to Canada in 2018, she’d only had a faint idea of what a “nursing home” might be like... Read more
#ElderWisdom | Stories from the Green Bench season 1 review episode
December 21, 2021
- Signature Programs, In the News
LATEST EPISODE: Season 1 Finale Erin Davis along with co-host Lloyd Hetherington explore friendship, tragedy, love, life, learning and so much more on our Stories from the Green Bench podcast. The Green Bench is a symbol of elder wisdom. Physically or virtually, the bench invites us all to sit... Read more
Mr. Robinson, a resident of The Village of Sandalwood Park in Brampton, says he’s most looking forward to the opportunity to meet more people through the interview and recording process, and he’s excited by the natural chemistry he’s already discovered with his cohost, Erin Davis.
December 20, 2021
- In the News
#ElderWisdom: Stories from the Green Bench marks 50,000 Downloads As we plan to end season one and prepare season two, we welcome a new co-host and share our gratitude for the stories offered Kitchener, ON – December 20, 2021 – Since its launch in the summer of 2020, more than 50,000 downloads of... Read more
December 9, 2021
- In the News
Innovative design includes 84 beds from Pinehaven Nursing Home along with 12 newly-awarded beds for a total of 288 new LTC beds for Kitchener-Waterloo Kitchener-Waterloo, ON – December 9, 2021 – Schlegel Villages received approval from the Ontario government to expand its Campus of Care at the... Read more
December 9, 2021
- Village Voice, In the News
It wasn’t so long ago that Maria would dread the prospect of a call from the hospital where her husband Imre had been forced to stay, for she’d had several that broke her heart. Restrained by several security guards, her husband, confused due to medication and dementia, would be pinned to the floor... Read more
A conversation with the Schlegel Family about the Schlegel Villages Values
December 6, 2021
- Village Voice
For Schlegel Villages and the team members who work to bring the organization’s mission to life, 2021 has been an important year of both deep reflection and strategic envisioning of the future, all while still navigating the tumultuous water of pandemic. Yes, COVID-19 became the focus when it... Read more
Garrie and David in their Austin-Healey, with Tansley Woods General Manager Jo-Anna Gurd standing aside. 
November 25, 2021
- Village Voice
There were many summer days that Garrie and David Simpson and their children would be gathered with other car enthusiasts around the track at Mosport Speedway just north of Bowmanville, listening to the sound of engines roaring and feeling the pace of the cars. Garrie and David in their Austin-... Read more
Douglas found he could connect to his beloved Toronto Blue  Jays and also family and friends in England as he accessed new technology at Sandalwood Park. 
November 23, 2021
- Village Voice
As a recreation director at The Village of Sandalwood Park in Brampton, Jennifer Gould and her team are always on the lookout for tools and ideas to help support and engage with residents. When lockdowns and closed doors forced a new sense of isolation upon the Long-Term Care sector with the onset... Read more
Ken, Bob and Donna shared much in common when they spoke following the Taunton Mills Remembrance Day service.
November 11, 2021
- Village Voice
Moments before Dr. Ken Helson was set to address a small group of fellow Taunton Mills residents gathered in The Ruby for a special Veteran’s Brunch on Remembrance Day, two Royal Canadian Air Force planes flew past overhead. From the 8th Floor view looking south to Lake Ontario, the two CC-130J... Read more
When Heather answered the call to work in long-term care, she found a new sense of satisfaction through the relationships she has built with residents. 
November 10, 2021
- Village Voice
One of the great challenges faced by those who provide care and support for Ontario’s aging population is ensuring there are enough high quality, dedicated team members available. In the past 20 months, the urgent staffing needs in long-term care and retirement settings were exacerbated as COVID-19... Read more

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