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Happiness by Design at Operational Planning - #SVOP18
October 2, 2018
- Village Voice
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – When the last of some 360 personalized gifts were handed out to attendees at the end of the three-day 2018 Schlegel Villages Operational Planning Retreat, the final act of kindness closed what was by all accounts one of the most impactful conferences of its kind within the... Read more
Tribute to a man who lived his life to the fullest, despite an early diagnosis of the disease as we mark World Alzheimer's Day
September 20, 2018
- Village Voice
In honour of World Alzheimer’s Day, marked globally on Sept. 21, The Village Voice pays tribute to a man who lived his life to the fullest, despite an early diagnosis of the disease. To sit in Ross Knee’s room in The Village of Sandalwood Park was to sit in a small museum dedicated to aeronautics... Read more
Helen and Helen were two of the models who helped make a Coleman Care Centre Fashion show special.
September 18, 2018
- Village Voice
Helen M., a resident at Coleman Care Centre in Barrie, was thrilled to be part of a late summer/early fall Fashion Show, organized by the team members and hosted by the residents. “At my age of 92 I have never been in a fashion show and I can’t believe I made it into one,” Helen says, her... Read more
Jim Sharrard got hold of his at 100 miles an hour on a bright Saturday in early September. 
September 13, 2018
- Village Voice
Since 2015, The Village of Glendale Crossing in London has quietly worked on a variety of fundraising efforts to help residents realize some of the desires in life they’ve never had an opportunity to grasp. Jim Sharrard got hold of his at 100 miles an hour on a bright Saturday in early September... Read more
Grandparents Day celebrated across Schlegel Villages
September 11, 2018
- Village Voice
My Grandfather once drove practically non-stop from Southern Ontario to a little town south of Red Deer, Alberta because he wanted to surprise my sister during her hockey tournament. He was wearing the blue sweater we sent him for Christmas that year and when she looked up into the stands to see... Read more
Hand Up for Haiti Golf Tournament
September 7, 2018
- Village Voice
The fairways at Mount Elgin Golfer’s Club echoed with laughter, shouts of joy and yes, even the odd curse of frustration (for that is golf), as Schlegel Villages welcomed team members, residents and trusted community partners to the 2nd annual Hand Up Fore Haiti golf tournament Sept. 5. The day was... Read more
Keith is one of the residents Analyn is honoured to support in The Village of Taunton Mills. 
September 4, 2018
- Village Voice
It was a cold day in early March when Analyn Jabal saved a dying man’s life. She remembers it vividly nearly seven months later as she sits in the quiet library of the Taunton Mills neighbourhood where she works as a Personal Support Worker. It wasn’t in The Village, however, where her CPR training... Read more
Celebrating at The Village of Taunton Mills in Whitby
August 30, 2018
- Village Voice
“En tres años, I have 100 years,” says Raúl Fernandez Angulo. He’s sitting quietly in the community centre after the party he helped launch on Main Street in The Village of Taunton Mills has ended. Raúl is 97 years old, he’s saying through a blend of Spanish and broken English, old enough to know... Read more
Taste of Erin Meadows
August 28, 2018
- Village Voice
When Schlegel Villages decided to make a concerted effort to change its approach to care and create a more “social model of living” for every resident, the leaders and team members from all villages created a series of “aspiration statements” to guide them through this culture change. These... Read more
The ‘Grandest’ Influence of all in the Heart of a Grandparent
August 23, 2018
- Village Voice
In early August, Edith Hickey, a resident of The Village of Riverside Glen in Guelph, sat proudly at the front of the Village chapel as her grandson Nick married the love of his life. The bond between grandson and Nanny, as she’s known, is strong. A few months ago, the Research Institute for Aging... Read more