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Jean and warren sit together in their suite at Riverside Glen.
February 13, 2020
- Village Voice
This past December when their extended family gathered at Christmas, Jean Parkinson recalls her husband Warren looking around the large room from happy family to happy family. They have five children, 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, and almost all remain close to their family roots in... Read more
Physiotherapy assistants Jake and Steve work with Mr. Tran during his regular exercise efforts in The Village at St. Clair. 
February 10, 2020
- Village Voice
When Nghiep Tran moved to The Village at St. Clair in 2017, he was learning to live with the results of a stroke that left his mobility completely compromised, so much so that he required a mechanical lift to help him in and out of bed every day. Physiotherapy assistants Jake and Steve work with Mr... Read more
February 7, 2020
- Village Voice
Her name means ‘Woman of Honour,’ and as I sit alongside Honoria (Nora) Groves, I quickly discover that, by all appearances, she has lived up to the title through nearly a century upon this Earth. It was her honour, or more appropriately, her sense of gratitude that brough me here this Wednesday... Read more
Aspen Lake's Pavao Gagrica upon the NuStep machine with kinesiology student Claire Tofflemire.
February 4, 2020
- Village Voice
When the exercise therapists and kinesiologists who support the Program for Active Living within Schlegel Villages gathered in September, they discussed ideas to highlight the upcoming Active Aging Week, marked internationally during the first week of October. Lucia D'amico is motivated to stay... Read more
Team member taking the time to listen and connect with a resident.
January 31, 2020
- Village Voice
It’s well understood that among residents of long-term care and retirement residences, mealtimes are important, not only in terms of nutrition and physical well-being but also for the social connections that can flourish across a dining table. If team members are able to slow down and truly listen... Read more
Team members work together to support residents, and it's important that they are supported as well. 
January 28, 2020
- Village Voice
As Canadians across the country focus on mental health and wellness during the annual Let’s Talk campaign sponsored by Bell Canada on Jan. 29, Schlegel Villages looks to its team members, recognizing just how much they give to residents and the potential toll that generosity can take within the... Read more
January 23, 2020
- Village Voice
In 2018, Sandra Bradley was travelling through the small island nation of Malta when she met a fellow traveller on the same tour. When she asked where he came from, he mentioned a small, adult community near the University of Guelph called The Village by the Arboretum (VBA). She knew of it because... Read more
Sara is one of the team members supporting residents  like Valerie in the new Emma's neighbourhood at Taunton  Mills. LIVING In My Today teaches that taking the time to truly know each resident is the key to successful support. 
January 21, 2020
- Village Voice
It’s just after lunch on a Wednesday afternoon in the new Emma’s neighbourhood of The Village of Taunton Mills, and a resident named Valerie sits quietly at a table sipping a cup of tea. Team members and other residents buzz around the large open space, which is only about half-filled a few weeks... Read more
Mervin and Lois are quite content in The Village of Winston Park. 
January 16, 2020
- Village Voice
Through the farmland and backroads northwest of Waterloo lies the Village of Wellesley, where the simplicity of country living and the sense of community that thrives in rural Ontario created lasting memories for a close group of people that now call The Village of Winston Park home. Lloyd, Ruth,... Read more
At Riverside Glen, Matilda is one of the team members  who is sure to always be present when she's with a resident.
January 14, 2020
- Village Voice
To be present in the moment is one of the greatest gifts one person can give to another, for we feel valued when we are heard by another who truly believes that what we have to say is important. Within Schlegel Villages, Be Present is one of five credos that define the CONNECT the Dots Customer... Read more