Latest Village Voice

The urge to give her mother a hug has never faded in the heart of Wendy DesChamps;
July 14, 2020
- Village Voice
In praise of the precautions around visitation The urge to give her mother a hug has never faded in the heart of Wendy DesChamps; with every passing day as Ontario and Canada continue to show more control over the COVID-19 pandemic, she hopes she’s one day closer to that embrace. Wendy’s mother... Read more
Before COVID-19, Donna and family would visit Marie at least  weekly. This picutre was during Marie's 100th birthday celebrations three years ago. Though things have changed so much, Donna  shares how they are still making the most of every moment.
July 9, 2020
- Village Voice
When the threat of COVID-19 came across Canada’s borders and health officials decided in March that extraordinary measures must be taken, people across the country were asked to make great sacrifices. Indeed, perhaps no greater sacrifice was made than that of the residents of long-term care and... Read more
Majorie distantly visits with her granddaughter  Teresa outside Coleman Care Centre
June 26, 2020
- Village Voice
Teresa Vincent was always close with her grandmother Marjorie, but 20 years ago when Teresa’s mother passed away and not long after she lost her father, Marjorie’s counsel, support and love became all the more important, for both Teresa and her brother, David. Majorie distantly visits with her... Read more
One might not see the smiles behind Doug or Stephen's mask, but their eyes revealed their delight at reconnecting. 
June 19, 2020
- Village Voice
Under the shade of a tent on the patio outside of the retirement neighbourhoods of The Village of Taunton Mills, Doug Price and his son Stephen sit across a table from each other sharing stories and catching up. The masks upon their faces hide their smiles, but their eyes show their delight as they... 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
Stella Curtis was among this crowd at the Corner of King Street and  James St. In Hamilton on VE Day, May 8, 1945. Photo courtesy of the Hamilton Public Library.
May 8, 2020
- Village Voice
As difficult as it might be when anxiety and worry are heightened every present moment, we must never lose sight of the lessons of history amid the turmoil facing our communities under the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, history should shine brightly we mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, otherwise... Read more
Never before have the challenges facing the eldercare sector been so great, and the spotlight upon the workers within it so strong and forceful.
May 3, 2020
- Village Voice
Never before have the challenges facing the eldercare sector been so great, and the spotlight upon the workers within it so strong and forceful. Pandemic at the scale we are currently living and yes, dying through, knows no precedent and the bulk of the burden of grief and sorrow is felt most... Read more
Residents and team members from Humber Heights prepare  their beautiful gifts for their neighbours. 
March 31, 2020
- Village Voice
The world is changing before our eyes. My world is certainly no exception and I’ve managed to find a few minutes now and again to reflect on the impact of the transition underway in our global community. Perhaps more importantly amid the turmoil, I’ve considered what has remained the same as we... Read more
Becki and Devon are just two of many team members going  above and beyond with residents like Donna at Riverside Glen to connect them with loved ones .
March 25, 2020
- Village Voice
As Ontario responded to news that the coronavirus emerging from the other side of the world was no longer a far away concern but a pandemic sweeping across the globe, Val Marie Coutts was more than 4,000 km away from her mother Donna, wanting nothing more than to be by her side. Becki and Devon are... 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

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