Latest Village Voice

Connectedness is one of seven domains of well-being that helps create a life of meaing for all people, regardless of age
June 26, 2018
- Village Voice
One of the great challenges facing caregivers who support people living with dementia is the complex behavioural changes and mood shifts that can seemingly occur out of nowhere among those living with the changing nature of the disease. The province of Ontario, for example, invests heavily in... Read more
Aspen Lake's Jake Corrent plays "Simon Scream" during an Innovation Summit session on theatre and improv as a tool the enhance life quality and improve mental health.
June 21, 2018
- Village Voice
Gabrielle Uger fell in love with theatre long ago and that love never faded from her system. Through a life path that carried her from Texas to Northern Ontario and eventually Guelph, where she discovered a new love working alongside residents in The Village of Arbour Trails, the artistic and... Read more
Innovators of all ages and description, from team members, to researchers to residents, gathered for the 4th annual Innovation Summit in Kitchener June 13-14
June 19, 2018
- Village Voice
The health-care system as we know it today “is ripe for disruption,” says Dr. Josephine McMurray during her keynote address on the first morning of the 4th annual Innovation Summit hosted by Schlegel Villages and the Research Institute for Aging. She wastes little time discussing the demographic... Read more
George shares #ElderWisdom with Mayor Berry Vrbanovic at Tri-Pride
June 15, 2018
- Village Voice
When 94-year-old George Calder gathered his things to head to Kitchener’s Victoria Park Commons on a Saturday in early June, he figured he was heading to a picnic with some of the team members from his home at The Village of Winston Park. George Calder shares some wisdsom with Kitchener Mayor Berry... Read more
The Right Honourable David Johnston says #ElderWidsom is a way to cherish our teachers.
June 7, 2018
- Village Voice
Shortly after it was announced that the Right Honourable David Johnston, the 28th Governor General of Canada, had joined the board of Schlegel Health Care overseeing Homewood Health and Schlegel Villages, he spoke about the current #ElderWisdom campaign spearheaded by Schlegel Villages. The Right... Read more
Phyllis, Jennifer and Journey became fast friends while sitting upon the green #ElderWisdom bench.
June 4, 2018
- Signature Programs, Village Voice
Two green benches rest outside the front doors of the beautiful Meadowvale Community Centre and Library in Mississauga, just north of The Village of Erin Meadows. Upon one sits Phyllis Webster, a resident of nearby Erin Mills Lodge. Beside her is Jennifer Hill and her daughter Journey, smiling... Read more
Make a New Old Friend Program Inspires Future Physician
May 31, 2018
- Village Voice
Make a New Old Friend Program Inspires Future Physician Don Nightingale from The Village at University Gates was recently part of a group of residents who joined RIA researchers and elementary school students for a curiosity fair hosted by the village’s innovation team and the RIA collectively... Read more
Dedicated Support Teams Rolling out in Schlegel Villages
May 29, 2018
- Village Voice
In the fall of 2017, Schlegel Villages welcomed Daniella Greenwood to its annual Operational Planning retreat in Niagara Falls. Using her gifts as a speaker and performer and her experience with Australian seniors living provider Arcare Aged Care, Daniella inspired the gathered team members and... Read more
May 24, 2018
- Village Voice
For years, Dawn Garvey was a traditional co-operative education teacher helping secondary school students find work placements in their community and supporting them through the semester. She discovered after some time, however, that a group of students with different, non-traditional needs were... Read more
Don & Mary at The Village at University Gates Curiosity Fair
May 22, 2018
- Village Voice
University Gates’ Don Nightingale says he’s sharing the bragging rights his Village earned at the Schlegel Olympics in February as he sits beside the booth he helped create for the recent Curiosity Fair, hosted at the RIA’s Centre of Excellence for Innovation in Aging next door. University Gates... Read more