Latest Village Voice (The Village of Riverside Glen)

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January 13, 2021
- Signature Programs, Village Voice, In the News
Enjoy the #ElderWisdom podcast hosted by Erin Davis and co-host Lloyd Hetherington as they explore friendship, tragedy, love, life, learning and so much more in conversations with seniors on the 'virtual' green bench. Start Listening: Learn more about our hosts Erin Davis built a career as a... Read more
Residents from The Village of Riverside Glen were able to enjoy the wide open spaces at Shady Pines Campground.
October 8, 2020
- Village Voice
Kelly Kavanagh remembers camping trips with her parents and five siblings as the typical family getaway when she was younger. For Barbara James, her connections to nature in her youth were filled with memories of the beautiful countryside around Vancouver and long bike rides and hikes through the... 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
Dorothy was thrilled with the gift she received from friends who are so proud of her determination in the face of adversity.
August 27, 2020
- Village Voice
Dorothy Lloyd has had knitting needles in her hands most of her life; like so many who find solace in the hobby, there is comfort in the rhythm and a sense of accomplishment when a new creation finds completion. Dorothy was thrilled with the gift she received from friends who are so proud of her... 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
Becki and Devon are just two of many team members going  above and beyond with residents like Donna at Riverside Glen to connect them with loved ones .
March 25, 2020
- Village Voice
As Ontario responded to news that the coronavirus emerging from the other side of the world was no longer a far away concern but a pandemic sweeping across the globe, Val Marie Coutts was more than 4,000 km away from her mother Donna, wanting nothing more than to be by her side. Becki and Devon are... 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
Jean and warren sit together in their suite at Riverside Glen.
February 13, 2020
- Village Voice
This past December when their extended family gathered at Christmas, Jean Parkinson recalls her husband Warren looking around the large room from happy family to happy family. They have five children, 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, and almost all remain close to their family roots in... Read more
Team member taking the time to listen and connect with a resident.
January 31, 2020
- Village Voice
It’s well understood that among residents of long-term care and retirement residences, mealtimes are important, not only in terms of nutrition and physical well-being but also for the social connections that can flourish across a dining table. If team members are able to slow down and truly listen... Read more

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