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The Right Honourable David Johnston, former Governor General of Canada, and Ron Schlegel have been close for many years. They share stories and laughter upon the #ElderWisdom bench on a late spring afternoon in Guelph.
May 31, 2019
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On a sunny afternoon at the end of May, two old friends sit upon a green bench in a park-like setting in the city of Guelph. They are busy men in their senior years and it’s been some time since they’ve shared time and space together, though their conversation flows as freely as if no time has... Read more
May 28, 2019
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Earlier this year, two team members at Waterloo’s Pinehaven Nursing Home took it upon themselves to organize a palliative care committee. In recent years, older views on long-term care support have given way to a much more person-centred approach in the home, and the enrichment of end-of life care... Read more
Susan Wilson and Betty Findlay soaking up a bit of sun  during a visit to Camp Schlegel at Shady Pines.
May 22, 2019
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Kathy says the best parts of her trip to Camp Schlegel at Shady Pines in the early fall of 2018 were the trails that wound through the campground and the roaring bonfire, complete with camp songs led by the camp’s manager, Bernie Burnett. Susan Wilson and Betty Findlay soaking up a bit of sun... Read more
Celebrating the fact that multi-generations define the collective group of people in each village and honouring that diversity will help the organization grow stronger into the future.  
May 21, 2019
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At first glance, it might be hard to see how one of the world’s most expansive multinational tech companies compares with a long-term care and retirement organization spread out across southwestern Ontario. Yet as Jordan Sheridan, general manger with Microsoft Canada, speaks before an audience of... Read more
May 16, 2019
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Jennifer Allen and Lee-Ann Air are sitting in the sunshine outside of the Village at University Gates, quietly writing out personalized thank you cards for some of their fellow team members. Contained within each note is a quote from someone else in the village who, at some point in the recent past... Read more
May 14, 2019
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Schlegel Villages has set this week in mid-May aside to recognize the outstanding contributions of more than 5,000 caregivers who, through their dedication, kindness and skill, make the villages a true home for the residents. It seems fitting during this time to recognize two groups of these... Read more
Celebrating each and every team member across Schlegel Villages for Caregivers Week
May 12, 2019
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The heart of a caregiver brims with the greatest attributes of human admiration and to honour these wonderful spirits, Schlegel Villages asked 48 team members to open up their hearts a little to share what drives them in their daily life. This is a mere drop in the bucket, for more than 5,000... Read more
On a sunny morning in early May, Bob boarded a VIA train in Toronto alongside team members Angela Keller, Courtney Clouthier and Crystal Hill. They were in Ottawa by early afternoon.
May 9, 2019
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Bob Rook looks up from his wheelchair to a life-sized model of a reconnaissance airplane from The Great War hanging in Ottawa’s Canadian War Museum. It’s much like the one his uncle flew and died in somewhere over the bloody, mud-caked battlefields of Europe more than 15 years before Bob was born... Read more
Tracy and Ray connected easily at Hamilton Continuing Care as soon as a guitar came out.
May 2, 2019
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The day that Hamilton Continuing Care welcomed a new resident named Ray into the community, he wasn’t in the best of spirits. Residents moving into long-term care are facing a difficult transition in life, so his feelings were natural and not entirely uncommon. Ray brought with him a guitar,... Read more
Laura together with Schlegel Villages Chief Operating Officer Paul Brown. She says it's important that senior leaders in the organization share their personal stories to inspire those they serve to be honest about theirs. 
April 30, 2019
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If the second day of the annual Schlegel Villages Leadership Retreat was all about the leaders in the room looking outward to their teams to better understand how to support them, Day 1 was meant for introspection – a chance for leaders to examine their own journeys and connect to their own well... Read more

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