Latest Village Voice (The Village at University Gates)

August 27, 2019
- Village Voice
To hear of a Dignity Walk – the process where team members and residents of a Village honour the life of a resident who has passed away by lovingly ushering them through the front doors with quiet dignity – is a lovely notion. To witness it firsthand is another realm of touching grace entirely. In... Read more
Mary, now 100 years old, always loved to swim and Ciara, a kinesiology student from the University of Waterloo, helped get her back in the water 
August 22, 2019
- Village Voice
Mary St. Marie loved nothing more as a young girl than running to the river with friends on a hot summer day to swim the afternoons away. She looks back to those days nearly a century ago with great fondness and wide smiles, and she recently shared these memories with Ciara Dunn during one of their... Read more
John and Patricia's friendship took on new meaning when they discovered their shared Slovakian heritiage. 
July 2, 2019
- Village Voice
In the heat of midsummer as people deck themselves in red and white to celebrate the true north strong and free, it’s worth reflecting on the things that make Canada great. Among so many traits, diversity is often cited as an attribute worthy of admiration within the broad Canadian diaspora, as it... Read more
John together with the RIA's Sian Lockwood at the Curiosity  Fair, hosted along Main Street in the Village at University Gates
June 7, 2019
- Village Voice
In his younger days when John Mitrik was still in high school, he was a fan of the sciences. He enjoyed learning through experimentation and watching concepts he might read about unfold before his eyes. John together with the RIA's Sian Lockwood at the Curiosity Fair, hosted along Main Street in... Read more
May 16, 2019
- Village Voice
Jennifer Allen and Lee-Ann Air are sitting in the sunshine outside of the Village at University Gates, quietly writing out personalized thank you cards for some of their fellow team members. Contained within each note is a quote from someone else in the village who, at some point in the recent past... Read more
Learn something new week at The Village at University Gates
February 5, 2019
- Village Voice
Before Carol Maltby moved into The Village at University Gates in 2017, she’d never taken the time to paint a picture and she’d never tried making sushi. At 80, however, she says she’s still young enough to learn new things so she took advantage of “Learn Something New” week at the Village in mid-... Read more
"The fact that we hire kinesiologists and team members that give residents the opportunity to stand up and walk across the room,” fills Christine's days with pride. 
November 13, 2018
- Village Voice
As leaders within the Schlegel Villages community look forward to a future of expansion and growth, they realize around 1,000 new team members will be required in the next three years to meet the organization’s growing needs. And they want to attract and retain the best team members, those who... Read more
July 3, 2018
- Village Voice
Brittany Kraft, a nurse from The Village at University Gates, recently spoke at the Schlegel Villages/RIA Innovation Summit about a different approach to supporting residents who are living with mental health or dementia related challenges. Specifically, she spoke about the lens of personal well-... Read more
Make a New Old Friend Program Inspires Future Physician
May 31, 2018
- Village Voice
Make a New Old Friend Program Inspires Future Physician Don Nightingale from The Village at University Gates was recently part of a group of residents who joined RIA researchers and elementary school students for a curiosity fair hosted by the village’s innovation team and the RIA collectively... Read more
Don & Mary at The Village at University Gates Curiosity Fair
May 22, 2018
- Village Voice
University Gates’ Don Nightingale says he’s sharing the bragging rights his Village earned at the Schlegel Olympics in February as he sits beside the booth he helped create for the recent Curiosity Fair, hosted at the RIA’s Centre of Excellence for Innovation in Aging next door. University Gates... Read more

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