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Henry was one of the first residents to move into the new  retirement neighbourhoods in the Village of Erin Meadows so he could be close to his wife, Laura, who lives in long-term care
March 15, 2019
- Village Voice
When Laura Piatkowski moved into long-term care at The Village of Erin Meadows in early 2018, her husband Henry began counting the days to the opening of the attached retirement neighbourhoods under construction at the time. Henry was one of the first residents to move into the new retirement... Read more
Greater interaction between dietary team members and the residents they serve is a worthy goal within every village.
March 13, 2019
- Village Voice
When all team members have the opportunity to share genuine connections with the residents they serve, relationships potentially grow stronger and the villages grow a little more closely knit. Creating an environment where these opportunities naturally arise for all team members is a priority... Read more
Tammy Roberts (left) is proud of the path that led her from a position as a housekeeper at Aspen Lake to the general manager of the Village at St. Clair. 
March 8, 2019
- Village Voice
About a year after Tammy Roberts began working as a housekeeper in the newly opened Village of Aspen Lake in Windsor, one of the neighbourhood coordinators (NCs) there announced she was having a baby. Peter Brouwers, director of environmental services at the time, thought Tammy was the perfect... Read more
March 6, 2019
- Village Voice
In youth, some of the simplest things can offer the greatest joy – think of a child splashing in a puddle of mud or chasing fireflies in the warm August twilight. For Artie, it was making snow angels. With a bit of help from the Tansley Woods team, Artie was able to play in the snow as she so often... Read more
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