Latest Village Voice

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
The Fairview Team at Toronto's George Brown College.
February 25, 2019
- Village Voice
In the depths of February just before Valentine’s Day, four people from Toronto’s Fairview Nursing Home descended upon George Brown College with a green bench to sit upon and wisdom to share with anyone who chose to stop and chat. Marie McCrindle and Bob Rook both make their home at Fairview and... Read more
Interaction and engagement was instant with the new custom wall collections in the Emma's neighbourhood at Arbour Trails
February 21, 2019
- Signature Programs, Village Voice
In the Village of Arbour Trails where the two main streets in Emma’s neighbourhood converge, Heather Luth sits upon a chair holding a large flash card with a simple, clear drawing of a milk bottle upon it. Several residents and a couple of team members are gathered around telling stories from the... Read more
February 20, 2019
- Village Voice
Personal support worker Bev Williams admits she was skeptical when the idea of dedicated support was first introduced in the Elliott neighbourbood of The Village of Sandalwood Park in the fall of 2018. Bev, Rosa and Bibi say that teamwork and communication are critical if dedicated support is going... Read more
Elizabeth is a natural caregiver who says she is beyond  grateful for the care and support she has received through her Schlegel Villages and Riverside Glen family. 
February 15, 2019
- Village Voice
Some 13,000 km separate Elizabeth Nimeno from her family and now, perhaps more than ever before in the years she’s been in Canada, she wants nothing more than to be at her husband’s side. He’s at home in the Philippines battling against advanced chronic kidney disease while she remains in Canada,... Read more
Fate smiled upon Pat and Audrey when a message she sent through a message in a bottle found its way to him. 
February 14, 2019
- Village Voice
If Pat Robinson could look into the past and speak with his younger self – a boy of barely 15 responding to a message in a bottle from an unknown girl named Audrey that washed upon the shores of the English countryside – he would tell that boy to look forward to a family filled with love. All he... Read more
Maia decorated village windows as part of her co-op placement at The Village of Aspen Lake
February 7, 2019
- Village Voice
The patterns and processes of a typical high school classroom didn’t quite fit 17-year-old Maia Fecteau’s learning style or personality, and she was struggling to get the marks she needed to earn her diploma. She soon found a different path to success, however, through the Public Alternative... Read more
Learn something new week at The Village at University Gates
February 5, 2019
- Village Voice
Before Carol Maltby moved into The Village at University Gates in 2017, she’d never taken the time to paint a picture and she’d never tried making sushi. At 80, however, she says she’s still young enough to learn new things so she took advantage of “Learn Something New” week at the Village in mid-... Read more
The Wentworth Heights team is proud to mentor PSW students in the new Mohawk College Living Classroom.
February 1, 2019
- Village Voice
The Personal Support Workers who care for and assist the vulnerable people of any community are a special group of people; their selfless dedication to others comes from the deepest roots of compassion, and their kindness can lift the darkest of spirits. On Jan. 31, The Village of Wentworth Heights... Read more
Supporting Residents, Team Members and Families at the Villages on #BellLetsTalk Day and throughout the year.
January 30, 2019
- Village Voice
In recent years, stigma surrounding mental illness has slowly been chiseled away thanks in part to awareness campaigns such as the Let’s Talk initiative, launched by Bell Canada in 2010. Within Schlegel Villages in that same period of time, the importance of mental health and wellness has become... Read more