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A renewal of vows for Harry and Margaret McMahon on Aug. 16 to mark their 65th Wedding Anniversary
August 21, 2018
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When I step into the Community Centre at The Village of Erin Meadows on Aug. 20, recreation director Sami Kermani greets me as she always does, with a wide smile and outstretched arms for a hug. I’ve come for a meeting of The Village Advisory Team, which gathers regularly to help guide The Village... Read more
hand washing to prefect the spread of infection
August 16, 2018
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By 2050 estimates suggest that deaths caused by common infection could outnumber those caused by cancer, and it’s well known that seniors are among those at greatest risk. Infection is the most common cause of transfer to hospital and readmission, and the fact is, hospitals themselves are breeding... Read more
August 14, 2018
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Sue-Hee Kim and her boyfriend, Nick Doyle, had considered the idea of getting married at some point this year, but they’re subtle people and the thought of a big, flashy wedding didn’t really suit them. When they realized a quaint chapel sits along Main Street in the Village of Riverside Glen where... Read more
A song presented by John and Sylverne was "just another example of the things that the team members do that nobody ever hears about and never makes the press,” says Ernie Ilson (centre), “but they happen 10,000 times a day.”
August 9, 2018
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Simone had lived at The Village of Erin Meadows for but two short months when the team and her family realized she had little time left. It is remarkable, however, to see how deep a connection can be built in such a short time, and that depth showed the day before Simone passed away when a song... Read more
RIA, UW Engineers and Taunton Mills Tackling Falls Prevention through Technology
August 8, 2018
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The relationship between Schlegel Villages and the researchers, students and partners with the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging carries many benefits for all involved. During two days in June when both organizations hosted the annual Innovation Summit, drawing representatives of all... Read more
August 1, 2018
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Sometime in mid-2017, teams in the long-term care neighbourhoods in The Village of Riverside Glen realized the restorative care program had sort of slipped from view; they weren’t taking advantage of the program to support residents who might benefit, so they decided to refocus. A year later, a... Read more
GoFund Me page has been set up to raise money for Mackenzie's support dog
July 26, 2018
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There’s a spirit of generosity within The Village of Winston Park that Susette McGrath and Hilda Zuzinjak have seen regularly in their respective 30 and 20 years working there that instills a sense of pride. When a team member is in need, the Winston Park community steps up, they say; it always has... Read more
July 25, 2018
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A small restorative care team at The Village of Sandalwood Park takes time on a regular basis to review stats on each resident’s health, eager to highlight those who have the potential to benefit from the restorative care program. In the fall of 2017, a fairly new resident named Frank Porter came... Read more
Music & Memory provides a personalized playlist for seniors living with dementia
July 17, 2018
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Six years ago after more than 20 ambassadors returned from the Pioneer Network Conference held in Jacksonville, Florida, team members were struck by countless new points of inspiration. The Music and Memory program, centred on the idea that personalized music for people living with dementia can... Read more
Jim Dubie, Riverside Glen Long-Term Care takes flight again
July 16, 2018
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When iFLY instructor Ryan Desjardins walks up to shake the hand of his new student, 87-year-old Jim Dubie from the Village of Riverside Glen in Guelph, he makes and receives a strong first impression. “Are you ready to fly?” Ryan asks. Paratrooper Jim Dubie in Korea. “My boy,” comes Jim’s reply, “I... Read more