Latest Village Voice (Pinehaven Nursing Home)

"We should share whatever information we can to help them come up with answers," says Chris Nelson, which  is why she and her parents are part of the important COVID-19 Immunity Study led by McMaster University.
July 20, 2021
- Village Voice
Even before March 2020 when COVID-19 was declared a pandemic and Ontario went into lockdown, Chris Nelson’s family was being affected by the virus. Loved ones who had travelled to Mexico that February became seriously ill when they returned with what they thought was just a bad flu. Her brother-in-... Read more
After a year under COVID-19, we reflect on the struggle and the beauty, and we look to the future with hope.
March 10, 2021
- Village Voice
Reflections and hope A year under COVID-19 Main Street in The Village of Wentworth Heights was abuzz with activity on March 12, 2020 as the Village celebrated the artwork of a talented retirement home resident. Guests mingled and viewed the various paintings of landscapes and seascapes; there were... Read more
Relationships in the realm of an RPN Village Voice Story
March 5, 2021
- Village Voice
To be a nurse is to answer a calling. There is an inherent kindness and compassion mixed with a desire to do anything possible to make the life of someone else a little easier. The RPNs who come alongside the residents of Schlegel Villages seem to bring even more of themselves, for they are not... Read more
Team members from across the organization have been able to  support their brothers and sisters during times of great challenge.  Brad Schlegel was able to see this in action during his time over Christmas in The Village at St,.Clair. 
December 30, 2020
- Village Voice
At the close of year measured by sacrifice and loss, it’s worth noting what has lifted the spirit and offered signs of hope. Within the Schlegel Villages community, one such beacon has been the ways in which Villages and team members have supported each other during the times of greatest difficulty... Read more
#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
Lucho Vallar shares his deeply personal, difficult experience with COVID-19. He feared for his father especially, and  desperately wanted to support his fellow team members at Pinehaven Nursing Home.
August 20, 2020
- Village Voice
Like any long-term care home serving some of the most vulnerable citizens during the rising numbers of COVID-19, the team at Pinehaven Nursing Home in Waterloo was on edge in those early months. Yes, they were following all necessary Infection Prevention and Control Protocols, but there was still a... 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
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
Team members from three Villages, as well as a resident, took part in three volunteer build days in support  of Habitat for Humanity, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph.
February 18, 2020
- Village Voice
When Bryce McBain announced that Schlegel Villages was seeking teams of volunteers to support Habitat for Humanity in its large, multi-family complex in Guelph’s east end, the response was immediate. Team members from three Villages, as well as a resident, took part in three volunteer build days in... Read more
Louise alongside Pinehaven's Jill McQueen upon the #ElderWisdom bench in Waterloo. Louise says the friends she made while staying at Pinehaven helped in her recovery.
December 18, 2019
- Village Voice
Louise Schultz’s connection to Waterloo’s Pinehaven Nursing Home goes back some 25 years to when she began working there as a personal support worker; upon reflection today it’s a connection that very well may have saved her life. Louise alongside Pinehaven's Jill MacQueen upon the #ElderWisdom... Read more

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