Latest Village Voice (The Village of Taunton Mills)

"I was proud to be from Canada and even prouder to be from Schlegel Villages," says Steph Hamilton about her time at the 2019 Pioneer Network Conference.
September 17, 2019
- Village Voice
In 2011, a small group of people connected to Schlegel Villages travelled south from their home in Ontario to St. Charles, Missouri on the banks of the great Missouri River. They were explorers, in a way, eager to learn about a group of people that since the mid 1990s had been influencing change in... Read more
Events such as the Festival of Flavours in 2015 offer an example of bigger culture changes efforts, but there are countless other small moments that define the movement.
August 15, 2019
- Village Voice
In the first days of October as team members and leaders from across Schlegel Villages gather in Niagara Falls for the organization’s annual Operational Planning Retreat, they’ll be celebrating and reflecting upon a special milestone. Events such as the Festival of Flavours in 2015 offer an example... Read more
Staci has learned so much through her friendship with Isobel. 
July 30, 2019
- Village Voice
At 102, Isobel Heighway may be a slight woman, but her personality and the way she cares for others is larger than life. It shines through in many ways throughout her home in The Village of Taunton Mills, but many notice it most clearly in the relationship she’s built with Staci Wale, the Village’s... Read more
Patricia Bailey shares her love of poetry with  The Village of Taunton Mills
July 24, 2019
- Village Voice
Before a dormant fireplace in the Taunton Mills library, four literature connoisseurs discuss the art of poetry. The group is smaller today than it typically is – summer can be like that as the plans of people change – but this small group is enveloped in conversation and discussion as they always... Read more
It may seem like small things, but the lovely food and drink spread throughout the Bingeman’s Conference Hall in Kitchener this day represent the wealth of knowledge and wisdom held in the minds and hearts of the elders of our communities. Residents, loved ones, team members and volunteers from 18 villages gather together in the collective love of food and fellowship to share their memories and stories with friends old and new.
June 6, 2019
- Village Voice
The sign at the table says “Piccoli’s Pizza;” tucked behind it is Aldo Piccoli, his wife Anna and their daughter Franca, while spread out across the dark tablecloth are two versions of the gift they’ve created for today’s Pursuit of Passions event. “We make a lotta’ pizza,” Aldo says, his Italian... Read more
Brian Leyes was honoured with an Ontario Senior Achievement Award for his contributions to life in The Village of Taunton Mills. 
November 27, 2018
- Village Voice
Brian Leyes was in good company on Nov. 23 when he came before The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, to receive one of 16 Ontario Senior Achievement Awards during a ceremony at Queen’s Park in Toronto. Brian Leyes, (front left) was honoured with an Ontario Senior... Read more
October 23, 2018
- Village Voice
In most cases, when somebody requires the support of a long-term care home and they finally make the move to become a resident in one, it’s the last move they make in life. Ideally, they are cared for and supported by a dedicated team filled with compassion, and they live the last stage of their... Read more
Keith is one of the residents Analyn is honoured to support in The Village of Taunton Mills. 
September 4, 2018
- Village Voice
It was a cold day in early March when Analyn Jabal saved a dying man’s life. She remembers it vividly nearly seven months later as she sits in the quiet library of the Taunton Mills neighbourhood where she works as a Personal Support Worker. It wasn’t in The Village, however, where her CPR training... Read more
Celebrating at The Village of Taunton Mills in Whitby
August 30, 2018
- Village Voice
“En tres años, I have 100 years,” says Raúl Fernandez Angulo. He’s sitting quietly in the community centre after the party he helped launch on Main Street in The Village of Taunton Mills has ended. Raúl is 97 years old, he’s saying through a blend of Spanish and broken English, old enough to know... Read more
RIA, UW Engineers and Taunton Mills Tackling Falls Prevention through Technology
August 8, 2018
- Village Voice
The relationship between Schlegel Villages and the researchers, students and partners with the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging carries many benefits for all involved. During two days in June when both organizations hosted the annual Innovation Summit, drawing representatives of all... Read more

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