Latest Village Voice (The Village of Riverside Glen)

January 2, 2018
- Signature Programs, Village Voice
One of the most effective resources employed by Schlegel Villages to reduce stigma and challenge the stereotypes that accompany the word dementia is a six-module education program known as LIVING the Dementia Journey . LIVING The Dementia Journey is one more tool to help team members and residents... Read more
November 3, 2017
- Village Voice
Audrey Andersen sits in the country kitchen with some of her fellow residents in Nichol neighbourhood at Riverside Glen, still in the circle they’d gathered in when their young guests joined them for a new intergenerational music program. This is the fourth week the 45-minute sessions have been... Read more
October 26, 2017
- Village Voice
A story of perseverance and transformation from Riverside Glen On a clear Thursday morning in Guelph, personal support workers Mandi McEwan and Jen Thompsen arrive in Mapleton neighbourhood at The Village of Riverside Glen with coffees in hand and bright smiles upon their faces. Even though it’s... Read more
October 13, 2017
- Village Voice
Riverside Glen challenge Encourages residents to Move More As in every community across the country, each Schlegel Village has found different ways to celebrate the beauty of Canada to mark 150 years of confederation. At Riverside Glen, residents in competing neighbourhoods in both long-term care... Read more
August 31, 2017
- Village Voice
Hilda Melbourne is filled with gratitude by the provisions made so she could attend In the two years that Hilda Melbourne has worked at The Village of Riverside Glen, she’s demonstrated an innate understanding of the importance of relationships in the support of those living in a long-term care or... Read more
August 1, 2017
- Village Voice
The bull sits quietly in the middle of the ring. It’s not so much taunting those who’ll attempt to ride it to the eight-second mark, but certainly tempting them to try and find the necessary fortitude and courage to carry them towards a few seconds of fame. David Rideout had no concerns about... Read more
June 20, 2017
- Village Voice
Facing adversity with stoicism and humility: Peter Doyle I first met Peter Doyle earlier this year when a crew of volunteers from several Schlegel Villages converged on the Shady Pines campground, which the organization had recently bought with intentions of creating an accessible camping space for... Read more
April 6, 2017
- Village Voice
Riverside Glen sees greater integration with the Mapleton barriers removed When the Mapleton team at The Village of Riverside Glen first approached Ann Perets to discuss the possibility of removing the keyed-access locks on the neighbourhood’s doors, she admits to feeling a little anxious. Harry is... Read more
March 7, 2017
- Village Voice
'When I came back home, I said I feel like I’m in heaven.’ Aurele Thomas has brushed alongside death several times over the decades, staring it down from the side of dirt roads in the forests of Northern Ontario and in hospital beds in the province’s larger cities to the south. He admits that in... Read more
January 17, 2017
- Village Voice
‘She was like the sunshine in a resident's day’ By Kristian Partington Among the people who choose to spend their lives supporting others in a caregiver role rests a generous spirit and a deeply compassionate heart. For some, the instinct is so genuine that it seems no other role would suit –... Read more