Latest Village Voice

Residents and team members at The Village of Riverside Glen marked 500 days since the pandemic was declared with reflections on a difficult past and hope for the future.
July 29, 2021
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When Bryce McBain, General Manager of The Village of Riverside Glen, asked for a moment of silence to reflect upon the people whose lives were lost to the impact of COVID-19, whether directly through infection or the compounding factors restrictions placed upon so many people, the only sound was... Read more
"We should share whatever information we can to help them come up with answers," says Chris Nelson, which  is why she and her parents are part of the important COVID-19 Immunity Study led by McMaster University.
July 20, 2021
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Even before March 2020 when COVID-19 was declared a pandemic and Ontario went into lockdown, Chris Nelson’s family was being affected by the virus. Loved ones who had travelled to Mexico that February became seriously ill when they returned with what they thought was just a bad flu. Her brother-in-... Read more
Jo and Abby made an instant connection when they first met in The Village of Humber Heights.
July 16, 2021
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As the Assistant General Manager at The Village of Humber Heights retirement home, Abby Bello likes to introduce himself early to everyone who moves in. He wants to be sure they have all they need, they’re comfortable and they know they can call upon him at any time. When he met Giosune (Jo)... Read more
Music took Ruth all over the world, and it's still a big part of her life at The Village of Humber Heights.
June 29, 2021
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With a soft laugh and a quiet, humble voice, Ruth Watson Henderson says it has been quite a while since she’s played the piano for anyone other than herself. She then wheels herself over to the old Steinway Grand in her suite in The Village of Humber Heights, sets up before the keys and pauses a... Read more
Ross and Barb lit up The Village at University  Gates when they came down for the Spring Prom.
June 29, 2021
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Barb Brittain’s smile is wide and her eyes kind as her husband Ross discusses the talent she had for warming a church and its congregation with the beauty of her skills upon a piano. She had a gift for music and for connecting with people, Ross says. When they retired and moved to Waterford,... Read more
“They have been so absolutely lovely,” says one family  member about the team at Erin Mills Lodge and the care the small home offers her father and his fellow residents. 
June 24, 2021
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It has been just over two weeks since Ernie moved into Mississauga’s Erin Mills lodge, and his daughter Marlene has seen a noticeable improvement. The move, she says, is “bringing new life back to Dad.” “They have been so absolutely lovely,” says one family member about the team at Erin Mills Lodge... Read more
Berit wore her traditional Norwegian Constitution Day  costume, and her husband's reaction warmed her heart. 
June 22, 2021
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Whenever Berit Buck would don her traditional Norwegian dress, like those customarily worn by girls and women during Norwegian celebrations marking the countries confirmation as an independent kingdom, her husband’s head would turn. Constitution Day is celebrated in the great Nordic nation of Berit... Read more
Riverside Glen: Pauline Jenkins has created gifts for others around the world with her knitting skills. She's now part of a community  group doing the same for Hospice Wellington. 
June 17, 2021
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Pauline Jenkins was a young lady growing up in England when she first picked up a knitting needle. It was pretty much out of necessity, she says, for this was a time of scarcity after the Second World War and it was common for households to create and repair their own clothing. Pauline Jenkins has... Read more
“Anytime I see someone who works at Schlegel Villages, I can tell that they work at Schlegel Villages in the way that they carry themselves and the way they speak of what they do,” Antonio says. “It’s different.”
June 14, 2021
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Antonio Guglietti has been a respiratory therapist with ProResp for 17 years, often supporting patients in their own home but also caring for the needs of long-term care residents in need of supplemental respiratory support. The first connection he ever had with Schlegel Villages was in The Village... Read more
Schlegel Villages as whole has made a point to open conversations around diversity and inclusion during Pride Month.
June 10, 2021
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You can be you while being a part of our family. This is a key phrase that Schlegel Villages uses when introducing the core values of the organization to potential new team members, but it applies to everyone. As Villages across the organization collectively marked Pride on June 9, this phrase came... Read more