Latest Village Voice

Jamie Schlegel addresses the group during the celebration of The Village of Sandalwood Park 20th anniversary.
August 12, 2022
- Village Voice
The music was loud, the food was fantastic and team members danced in the grass as The Village of Sandalwood Park celebrated its 20th Anniversary on a sunny August afternoon. In the midst of one of Canada’s most diverse communities, the Brampton Village is a reflection of a true cultural mosaic... Read more
Surprise gifts of beauty are always welcome!  Residents with bouquets of flowers.
August 9, 2022
- Village Voice
Jessalynn Morgan is the subtle artist behind countless individual bouquets of beauty people call upon when they want to tell a friend or loved one they’re being thought of. Whether in a time of loss and sorrow or joy and happiness, soft colours upon petals from Anderson Flowers are carefully... Read more
Chris in the #Proudtoworkat Shirt is proud to have the  opportunity to upgrade his nursing qualifications with  the help of some generous government grants
August 5, 2022
- Village Voice
The Human Resources challenges facing the healthcare system have never been clearer to see and in the past two years, policy-makers in government have recognized the need to fund the growth and development of the caregivers we relay on today so we can meet the needs of the future. Across the... Read more
August 3, 2022
- Village Voice
When she considers the concepts behind the CHOICE+ dining initiative to enhance the mealtime experience for residents in long-term care or retirement settings, Susan Ross says much of it seems to be simple, common sense. Yet in so many environments, practices are deeply-rooted and change requires... Read more
Lisa always found a strong connection with residents while working at Arbour Trails, so he was happy to offer the gift of hospitality during a special meal night in the Village. 
July 26, 2022
- Village Voice
For nearly 25 years, Ging Hum and his wife Lisa ran one of Guelph’s signature restaurants, Friends in our Kitchen . Regular guests will say the atmosphere lived up to the name, as the relationships that developed were far more than that of restaurateur and patron; when guests arrived, it was almost... Read more
Barbara has deep roots in the Windsor Region and a  a lifetime of experience to share. 
July 20, 2022
- Village Voice
“I’m rooted now,” says Barbara Kersey as she discusses her foundations in the Windsor Region. She’s more than 100 years old and she’s lived here practically all her life, aside from her earliest days in Nova Scotia and her toddler years in Scotland. Her roots, as they say, go deep in Windsor... Read more
General Managers Brad Lawrence, Bryce McBain and Dana Houle are joined by Pam Wiebe from the Schlegel Villages Support Office on the 2022 Boat 4 Hope Fundraiser.
July 14, 2022
- Village Voice
On a beautiful summer evening at Toronto’s lakeshore, the yacht Yankee Lady IV filled with people connected to Schlegel Villages in honour of the Wilfred Schlegel Hope Fund and the team members supported through it. General Managers Brad Lawrence, Bryce McBain and Dana Houle are joined by Pam Wiebe... Read more
Chris and Kristian share a conversation over philosophy and  ancient history; a beautiful dose of #ElderWisdom.
June 30, 2022
- Village Voice
At the end a pedestrian avenue near Victoria Park in Downtown Kitchener, and older man with silver hair and a silver moustache stops walking to look over at a sign that has the hashtag #ElderWisdom upon it. Chris and Kristian share a conversation over philosophy and ancient history; a beautiful... Read more
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. 
June 20, 2022
- Village Voice
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... Read more
St. Clair Residents' Council President Kaye Brown offers remarks to dedicate the Village's new Healing Garden.
June 14, 2022
- Village Voice
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... Read more

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