Latest Village Voice (Coleman Care Centre)

#IGiveHope is a reminder of the legacy behind the Fund; Wilfred Schlegel was a humble community builder, always there to lend a hand, and Schlegel Villages team members embody that spirit every day.
October 5, 2020
- Village Voice
When Ron Schlegel speaks about his father, Wilfred, there is reverence in his voice. When his sons speak of their grandfather, admiration shines through, as does their commitment to follow his example as a generous community builder always looking for opportunities to help a neighbour. When the... Read more
July 24, 2020
- Village Voice
A family member’ brush with COVID-19 Those who work alongside our most vulnerable community citizens understand implicitly how devastating COVID-19 can be, but for those outside of the sector, until one is faced with the threat in their own lives, it can still seem somewhat abstract. A family... Read more
Majorie distantly visits with her granddaughter  Teresa outside Coleman Care Centre
June 26, 2020
- Village Voice
Teresa Vincent was always close with her grandmother Marjorie, but 20 years ago when Teresa’s mother passed away and not long after she lost her father, Marjorie’s counsel, support and love became all the more important, for both Teresa and her brother, David. Majorie distantly visits with her... Read more
Beyond basic, sensible approaches to infection control, our team members are going above and beyond to support residents in The Villages.
March 17, 2020
- Village Voice
The world is changing before our eyes as communities in every corner of the globe manage the COVID-19 crisis and work to protect those at the greatest of risk. This situation is unprecedented and in every Schlegel Village, teams are working tirelessly to support residents in every way they can. It... Read more
Thanks to Teresa and the Senior Wish Association, John was able to feel the wind upon his face again.
September 3, 2019
- Village Voice
John Ryan has always been a motorcycle enthusiast. The first bike he ever owned was a Yamaha Verago and he loved to feel the wind in his face as he took to the open road upon the rumbling machine. He jokes that he couldn’t fly an airplane in the air force because he couldn’t pass the eye test, so... Read more
Sometimes a few moments are all that are needed for two people to bridge the gaps of generations. 
July 12, 2019
- Village Voice
A young lady named Ashley walks through Toronto’s Trinity Bellwoods Park during her lunch break on a random day in June. A green bench comes into view with an older gentleman sitting upon it and another beside the bench in a wheelchair. The word #Elderwisdom adorns the back of the bench while... Read more
Helen and Helen were two of the models who helped make a Coleman Care Centre Fashion show special.
September 18, 2018
- Village Voice
Helen M., a resident at Coleman Care Centre in Barrie, was thrilled to be part of a late summer/early fall Fashion Show, organized by the team members and hosted by the residents. “At my age of 92 I have never been in a fashion show and I can’t believe I made it into one,” Helen says, her... Read more
April 27, 2018
- Village Voice
Team and Residents Cheer the Long Awaited News When Coleman Care Centre first became part of the Schlegel Villages family eight years ago, the vision was always for the original 112-bed long-term care home to be redeveloped to encompass the full continuum of care that defines the village concept... Read more
February 16, 2016
- Village Voice
Coleman Care Centre’s Erlinda Tallim shares her insights By Kristian Partington Throughout much of 2015, Erlinda Tallim, the director of food services at Barrie’s Coleman Care Centre, was among a group of more than 20 Schlegel Villages team members who took part in the Leadership Program for Long-... Read more
February 3, 2015
- Village Voice
Coleman Care Centre’s John Heitmar By Kristian Partington John Heitmar exudes a quiet sort of contentment as he sits by the window in his room at Coleman Care Centre with the winter sun shining in on him. Maybe it’s the easy smile on his face or the dripping Hungarian accent, but as he shares... Read more

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