Latest Village Voice (The Village of Sandalwood Park)

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
#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
Arlene from The Village of Winston Park was one of many  who received tribute from a loved one to celebrate Grandparents Day. "She has helped shaped us into the people that we are today," wrote her granddaughter Orisha, "and are forever grateful that she is our Grandma!"
September 14, 2020
- Village Voice
For the third year running, Schlegel Villages sponsored a ‘contest’ in celebration of Grandparents Day, asking people connected to the Villages to share their views on why their grandparent could be considered the grandest. The response in 2020 was tremendous and on Sept. 13, many Villages... 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
Wayne Barr started at Sandalwood Park as a screener, but has since taken on other roles. His perspective on long-term care has changed ‘one thousand per cent,’ he says.
June 9, 2020
- Village Voice
New team member wanted to help out during the pandemic, and he’s been transformed In his normal life, Wayne Barr works for one of Canada’s largest Slo-Pitch organizations, but normal was pushed aside with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada and, like many Canadians, Wayne was forced... Read more
Beyond basic, sensible approaches to infection control, our team members are going above and beyond to support residents in The Villages.
March 17, 2020
- Village Voice
The world is changing before our eyes as communities in every corner of the globe manage the COVID-19 crisis and work to protect those at the greatest of risk. This situation is unprecedented and in every Schlegel Village, teams are working tirelessly to support residents in every way they can. It... Read more
Grace has seen the relationship with her grandfather Aldo blossom in the past few years.
August 20, 2019
- Village Voice
The relationship between grandparent and grandchild can be a remarkably special one, and it’s a relationship Schlegel Villages wants to celebrate in the lead-up to Grandparent’s Day Sept. 8. Perhaps it’s the fact that the pressures of parenthood have lessened in the minds of a grandparent that they... Read more
Dedicated support means the same care providers work with the same residents consistently, creating opportunites for  deeper, more meaningful relationships to form. 
August 9, 2019
- Village Voice
Jackie Campbell loves people. She would strike up a conversation with anyone receptive to it, and they were drawn to her upbeat, outgoing personality. Her husband, Allan, says that even today – nine years after she moved to The Village of Sandalwood Park in Brampton – there are three cashiers at... Read more
February 28, 2019
- Village Voice
The vast majority of people who move into a long-term care home will make no more moves in their lifetime. Ideally, they’ll move into a place where they can forge new friendships and find meaning and joy in their days, but there is no denying that end-of-life is a matter of fact in a long-term care... Read more

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