Latest Village Voice (The Village of Riverside Glen)

Residents and team members at The Village of Riverside Glen marked 500 days since the pandemic was declared with reflections on a difficult past and hope for the future.
July 29, 2021
- Village Voice
When Bryce McBain, General Manager of The Village of Riverside Glen, asked for a moment of silence to reflect upon the people whose lives were lost to the impact of COVID-19, whether directly through infection or the compounding factors restrictions placed upon so many people, the only sound was... Read more
Riverside Glen: Pauline Jenkins has created gifts for others around the world with her knitting skills. She's now part of a community  group doing the same for Hospice Wellington. 
June 17, 2021
- Village Voice
Pauline Jenkins was a young lady growing up in England when she first picked up a knitting needle. It was pretty much out of necessity, she says, for this was a time of scarcity after the Second World War and it was common for households to create and repair their own clothing. Pauline Jenkins has... Read more
Ted Hudson (left) and Bryce McBain, General Manager at The Village of Riverside Glen (right), present Lloyd Hetherington with an award marking 10,000 downloads of the Stories from  the Green Bench Podcast, which Lloyd co-hosts. 
April 20, 2021
- Village Voice
When the idea of auditioning to co-host a new podcast alongside respected broadcaster Erin Davis was put forth to Lloyd Hetherington, he fully admits he didn’t have a clue what a podcast was and he’d certainly never taken the time to listen to one. Never one to shy away from a new educational... 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
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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
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

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