Latest Village Voice

Vasil with his grandchildren, Emerson and Ronan. The children gave their Papa and his fellow residents the gift of music in a virtual piano concert
June 3, 2021
- Village Voice
According to his son Jason, Vasil Henry would have loved to play the piano, but he never had the opportunity as a young person to learn. Time has a way of moving people past earlier ambitions, so Vasil’s love of playing music was something he tried to pass onto his sons when they were young. Jason... Read more
Rick and Don are so grateful for Erin Meadows,  home to both Don and his lovely wife, Helen. 
June 1, 2021
- Village Voice
Don and Helen Cofell retired to the small town of Stirling Ont., just north of Belleville, for love of the quiet, country atmosphere and the opportunity to be involved in community life. Helen, especially, made her presence felt in countless volunteer capacities, and was recognized in 2017 for her... Read more
"I just wanted to make sure the residents needs were being met; that was my priority." -Emlyn Charles
May 27, 2021
- Village Voice
The moment Emlyn Charles first took over Erin Mills Lodge in Mississauga as a ProResp respiratory therapist, she felt welcome. “Right from the get-go, they were interested in knowing me, knowing what I do and how they can better assist me,” Emlyn says. It wasn’t just the clinical team that made her... Read more
Shirley is proud to offer gratitude for the care and support she has received the past 10 years at The Village of Tansley Woods.
May 26, 2021
- Village Voice
At around midday on April 18, 2021, Shirley Arthur asked the lead nurse in her Bronte neighbourhood if she could use the intercom system. While this may have been a perplexing request, Bronte’s PSW’s cheered her on and encouraged her to make an announcement. In the minutes after, Shirley spoke from... Read more
Noel and Victor ride the duet bike at The Village at St. Clair in Windsor
May 25, 2021
- Village Voice
When Victor Domagala’s health began to turn and the support staff with the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network suggested his wife Gail consider the possibility of long-term care, she consulted a friend who works in the sector in the Woodstock area. Noel and Victor at The Village at St... Read more
Sachpreet Kaur, Swastika Karki and Sunita Thapa all felt they could add a little comfort to those residents they knew would appreciate a trim
May 10, 2021
- Village Voice
Thousands of caregivers across Schlegel Villages bring a gift from within themselves to the residents they serve. Their kindness, compassion, dedication and unique personalities blend with the people they support to create a family within their Village and, as Caregiver’s Week unfolds, they are... Read more
As and expecting mother, Laurie is thankful she had access to vaccination against COVID-19.
May 7, 2021
- Village Voice
Kate Broadbelt and Laurie Wolf have many things in common. They work in the service of others in retirement and long-term care homes because they value the relationships they develop among the diverse people who live there. They believe in holistic well-being and the role they can play in... Read more
In a time before COVID, the Payne family gathered. Now, an extended family at Humber Heights helps care for Morgan Payne.
May 4, 2021
- Village Voice
As February of 2020 melted into March and Stephanie Payne flew from Victoria B.C. to Toronto to support her parents Morgan and Diane after her father’s health took a troubling turn, she would never have predicted the difficulties that lay ahead. In a time before COVID, the Payne family gathered... Read more
Discovering the team members who we are proud  to have in our villages is an ongoing priority. 
April 29, 2021
- Village Voice
Schlegel Villages has been recognized for leadership and innovation in the field of Human Resources service delivery and workforce management solutions thanks to the organization’s rapid and creative responses to the unique HR pressures of 2020. The organization was presented with the HR... Read more
Lita and Irma together again at Wentworth Heights. 
April 27, 2021
- Village Voice
“There are some really special people in this world,” says Lita Heinbecker as she considers the efforts the team at The Village of Wentworth Heights put into a special reunion with her sister Irma, who recently moved back into The Village after health issues and COVID lockdowns separated them. Lita... Read more

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