Latest Village Voice (The Village of Riverside Glen)

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
Doug and Kim celebrating St. Patrick's Day together. Kim says the CONNECT The Dots customer service training has helped the team at Riverside Glen support Doug even better
August 6, 2019
- Village Voice
Kim Boyes figures she’s known Doug Jackson for about two years. Most of that time she supported Doug as a PSW on the Egerton neighbourhood of The Village of Riverside Glen where he made his home until recently, when his health needs necessitated a move to Mapleton in the Village’s long-term care... Read more
The Riverside Glen team should be proud of its efforts to  help raise $25,000 in support of the Wilfred Schlegel Hope Fund
July 9, 2019
- Village Voice
With the Toronto skyline sweeping along the north shore of Lake Ontario under the perfect twilight of a hot summer’s eve, Schlegel Villages team members were honoured in a unique and fitting manner. Upon the a 118-foot yacht, Yankee Lady IV, a collection of team members, families and residents from... Read more
June 19, 2019
- Village Voice
When Warren Maybee ventured into the skies above the Waterloo region on a cool day in late April, his greatest dream to fly again was realized amid the clouds. He has always loved the beauty of flight, and that love has never faded over time. Warren in "the golden age of flight" for a young pilot... 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
Susan Wilson and Betty Findlay soaking up a bit of sun  during a visit to Camp Schlegel at Shady Pines.
May 22, 2019
- Village Voice
Kathy says the best parts of her trip to Camp Schlegel at Shady Pines in the early fall of 2018 were the trails that wound through the campground and the roaring bonfire, complete with camp songs led by the camp’s manager, Bernie Burnett. Susan Wilson and Betty Findlay soaking up a bit of sun... Read more
Team members supporting each other in times of need is the beauty of the Wilfred Schlegel Hope Fund. 
March 22, 2019
- Village Voice
Jackie Farrell’s life was shattered in the course of three short days when her husband died suddenly of unexplainable heart failure. She was immediately lost in the shadows of overwhelming, sudden grief with two young children to guide through the loss of a loving father, and one doesn’t make it... Read more
Elizabeth is a natural caregiver who says she is beyond  grateful for the care and support she has received through her Schlegel Villages and Riverside Glen family. 
February 15, 2019
- Village Voice
Some 13,000 km separate Elizabeth Nimeno from her family and now, perhaps more than ever before in the years she’s been in Canada, she wants nothing more than to be at her husband’s side. He’s at home in the Philippines battling against advanced chronic kidney disease while she remains in Canada,... Read more
Fate smiled upon Pat and Audrey when a message she sent through a message in a bottle found its way to him. 
February 14, 2019
- Village Voice
If Pat Robinson could look into the past and speak with his younger self – a boy of barely 15 responding to a message in a bottle from an unknown girl named Audrey that washed upon the shores of the English countryside – he would tell that boy to look forward to a family filled with love. All he... Read more
The trip to the track that summer day wasn’t an outing for people living with dementia or a support program – “we just were a group of friends that had a great time,” Bryce said.
January 17, 2019
- Village Voice
In June 2018, Riverside Glen general manager Bryce McBain sent an e-mail to some of the Schlegel Villages support office team members. Attached were two photos, one with a resident named Frank sitting in a purple GoKart looking out from behind a yellow helmet, the other of Bryce alongside another... Read more

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