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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
#ElderWisdom brought to the communities to celebrate Seniors Month
June 1, 2018
- In the News
Honour the wisdom of the elder, end ageism In June of 2016, residents of each Schlegel Village were joined by community members on the green bench in their community for conversations across 13 cities in Ontario. On June 6th, 2017, 80 seniors from across Schlegel Villages joined approximately 500... 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
Team Member offers quality care to resident in a wheelchair
May 17, 2018
- Village Voice
It’s one thing to be trained to provide personal care for someone who is physically or cognitively unable to provide it for themself. It’s another thing entirely to know what it feels like to have someone provide that care for you – to have someone brush your teeth or your hair for you, or dress... Read more
Customer Experience Panel at Schlegel Villages Leadership retreat
May 15, 2018
- Village Voice
The idea of treating the people who live in a long-term care or retirement setting as ‘patients’ being treated for the symptoms of old age is no longer acceptable within any organization that wants to be successful in the sector. The fact is, these residents are people accessing a service and just... Read more
Jamie Schlegel addresses the graduates of the Conestoga College Leadership in Long Term Care & Retirement Living Graduates
May 10, 2018
- Village Voice
When Mary-Lou van der horst asked nearly 300 people on Day 1 of the annual Schlegel Villages Leadership Retreat to raise their hands if they were graduates of the Leadership Program for Long-Term Care and Retirement Living, a vast majority responded affirmatively. “Whoa,” she responded. “That’s a... Read more
May 8, 2018
- Village Voice
An intentional sense of comfort greets guests who enter a Schlegel Village; Main Street hums with activity as residents and team members go about their daily business. That sense of comfort has now been extended to potential team members who are invited to walk into a Village in their neighbourhood... Read more