Latest Village Voice (The Village of Riverside Glen)

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
Norm, Ivy and Wes at a recent visit to Riverside Glen. Ivy "has asked every day since then if we can go back to Pop-Pop’s place to play playdough,"
December 4, 2018
- Village Voice
Norm Proulx’s granddaughter Ivy decided his name should be Pop-Pop when she was two-and-a-half years old. Her Mom Meghann jokes that he would’ve been just as happy if Ivy called him Norm; they are kindred spirits, after all, and from the moment her personality began to show itself the family could... Read more
Mandi has a natural ability to connect with residents.
November 20, 2018
- Village Voice
There’s a spark of Grace that Mandi McEwan brings to the neighbourhoods and residents of Riverside Glen when she’s in the village. As a personal support worker, she’s kind, empathetic, and blessed with the ability to perceive the needs of residents well beyond the physical. Mandi has a natural... 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
That Jack and his four brothers all chose to serve in the Second World War showed just how much one family was willing to sacrifice in the face of tyranny.
November 9, 2018
- Village Voice
On a grey November afternoon, just days before the world marks the solemn memory of countless noble sacrifices in war offered in the name of freedom, Jack Potter sits upon a sofa at his home in The Village of Riverside Glen. Upon his lap is a box filled with old photos and newspaper clippings; as... Read more
KW Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day parade
October 10, 2018
- Village Voice
Schlegel Villages couldn’t resist taking part in the 50th anniversary celebrations of North America’s largest Bavarian festival with a parade float in the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day parade Oct. 8. Residents, families and team members were happy to be part of the 50th KW... Read more
August 14, 2018
- Village Voice
Sue-Hee Kim and her boyfriend, Nick Doyle, had considered the idea of getting married at some point this year, but they’re subtle people and the thought of a big, flashy wedding didn’t really suit them. When they realized a quaint chapel sits along Main Street in the Village of Riverside Glen where... Read more
August 1, 2018
- Village Voice
Sometime in mid-2017, teams in the long-term care neighbourhoods in The Village of Riverside Glen realized the restorative care program had sort of slipped from view; they weren’t taking advantage of the program to support residents who might benefit, so they decided to refocus. A year later, a... Read more
Jim Dubie, Riverside Glen Long-Term Care takes flight again
July 16, 2018
- Village Voice
When iFLY instructor Ryan Desjardins walks up to shake the hand of his new student, 87-year-old Jim Dubie from the Village of Riverside Glen in Guelph, he makes and receives a strong first impression. “Are you ready to fly?” Ryan asks. Paratrooper Jim Dubie in Korea. “My boy,” comes Jim’s reply, “I... Read more
January 30, 2018
- Village Voice
Lesley Moran grew up on a male-dominated house, she says with a laugh, recalling memories of her brothers wrapped up in sports while she, like so many other girls, was relegated to the sidelines and ballet classes of a different era. Mike and Shirley on the Riverside Glen rink. But she was always... Read more

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