Latest Village Voice (The Village of Riverside Glen)

August 3, 2022
- Village Voice
When she considers the concepts behind the CHOICE+ dining initiative to enhance the mealtime experience for residents in long-term care or retirement settings, Susan Ross says much of it seems to be simple, common sense. Yet in so many environments, practices are deeply-rooted and change requires... Read more
General Managers Brad Lawrence, Bryce McBain and Dana Houle are joined by Pam Wiebe from the Schlegel Villages Support Office on the 2022 Boat 4 Hope Fundraiser.
July 14, 2022
- Village Voice
On a beautiful summer evening at Toronto’s lakeshore, the yacht Yankee Lady IV filled with people connected to Schlegel Villages in honour of the Wilfred Schlegel Hope Fund and the team members supported through it. General Managers Brad Lawrence, Bryce McBain and Dana Houle are joined by Pam Wiebe... Read more
Gary was among the early pioneers in the movement towards a more inclusive society, and he was happy to be part of the Pride events and education in the Village of Riverside Glen. 
June 20, 2022
- Village Voice
It wasn’t until Gary Terpstra was in his early 20s that he felt he could truly be himself, comfortable and free to honour the aspects of love and life that could make him happy. It was the early 1970s and even though he’d previously challenged the stagnant views of traditional society by starting a... Read more
While Becki has proven to be a great clinical specialist as an RPN, her innate ability to connect with residents and families is one of her greatest attributes, say those who know her best.
May 11, 2022
- Village Voice
For more than a decade, Becki Lee has given the best of herself to the residents she serves at The Village of Riverside Glen in Guelph, combining her kind heart and quick ability to connect with people of all backgrounds with her clinical skills as a Registered Practical Nurse. While Becki has... Read more
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
- 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
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