Latest Village Voice

Christine Hames and Rob Schlegel join Mike Sharratt's family  at the unveiling of the plaque at Winston Park that honours his legacy through the Michael T. Sharratt Program for Active Living.
September 29, 2022
- Signature Programs, Village Voice
Mike Sharratt was many things in life: a student, professor, mentor and friend. He was a family man who cared deeply for his wife and three sons, but he was also a guide for so many others, always pushing people to understand the importance of daily physical activity for people of all ages. He was... Read more
The Schlegel Ambassadors in Denver for the Pioneer Network Conference. 
August 31, 2022
- Village Voice
The group of 18 Schlegel Villages ambassadors that attended the Pioneer Network Conference in Colorado in July were a mix of veteran team members and leaders, new team members who joined the Villages during the height of pandemic measures, as well as a kind-hearted resident, Doug, and his daughter... Read more
Pottruff Family Foundation offer a $50,000 donation to Feed the Need Durham in Peter's honour
August 22, 2022
- Village Voice
Dedication to family and community; love for the outdoors and the simple pleasure of a garden grown in dark, rich soil; hard work and integrity. Peter Verschuuren is remembered by loved ones for these and so many other wonderful traits. Pottruff Family Foundation offer a $50,000 donation to Feed... Read more
Mary and Gordon Frattini embarked upon their life together as husband and wife 70 years ago.
August 15, 2022
- Village Voice
In the summer of 1952, the North American economy was booming during what many would call a golden age. The Korean War must’ve seemed far away from the streets of Toronto’s Little Italy and though the Cold War was in its early days, one imagines that Jukeboxes and Sock Hops kept the teenagers... Read more
Jamie Schlegel addresses the group during the celebration of The Village of Sandalwood Park 20th anniversary.
August 12, 2022
- Village Voice
The music was loud, the food was fantastic and team members danced in the grass as The Village of Sandalwood Park celebrated its 20th Anniversary on a sunny August afternoon. In the midst of one of Canada’s most diverse communities, the Brampton Village is a reflection of a true cultural mosaic... Read more
Surprise gifts of beauty are always welcome!  Residents with bouquets of flowers.
August 9, 2022
- Village Voice
Jessalynn Morgan is the subtle artist behind countless individual bouquets of beauty people call upon when they want to tell a friend or loved one they’re being thought of. Whether in a time of loss and sorrow or joy and happiness, soft colours upon petals from Anderson Flowers are carefully... Read more
Chris in the #Proudtoworkat Shirt is proud to have the  opportunity to upgrade his nursing qualifications with  the help of some generous government grants
August 5, 2022
- Village Voice
The Human Resources challenges facing the healthcare system have never been clearer to see and in the past two years, policy-makers in government have recognized the need to fund the growth and development of the caregivers we relay on today so we can meet the needs of the future. Across the... Read more
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
Lisa always found a strong connection with residents while working at Arbour Trails, so he was happy to offer the gift of hospitality during a special meal night in the Village. 
July 26, 2022
- Village Voice
For nearly 25 years, Ging Hum and his wife Lisa ran one of Guelph’s signature restaurants, Friends in our Kitchen . Regular guests will say the atmosphere lived up to the name, as the relationships that developed were far more than that of restaurateur and patron; when guests arrived, it was almost... Read more
Barbara has deep roots in the Windsor Region and a  a lifetime of experience to share. 
July 20, 2022
- Village Voice
“I’m rooted now,” says Barbara Kersey as she discusses her foundations in the Windsor Region. She’s more than 100 years old and she’s lived here practically all her life, aside from her earliest days in Nova Scotia and her toddler years in Scotland. Her roots, as they say, go deep in Windsor... Read more