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June 23, 2017
- Village Voice
Wisdom of the Elder event showcases immense wealth of talent and creativity “It’s amazing, the abilities that you find,” said Ross Knee while surveying the hall at Bingeman’s Park in Kitchener that, on June 22, housed more than 120 of his fellow residents from across 16 Schlegel Villages, each one... Read more
June 22, 2017
- Village Voice
24 ambassadors will deepen connections between Schlegel Villages and Fonkoze Albert Sese says he’s always taken pride in being able to offer something of himself in the service of others. As a kinesiologist at The Village of Sandalwood Park, he’s fortunate to that every day as his job, but he also... Read more
June 20, 2017
- Village Voice
Facing adversity with stoicism and humility: Peter Doyle I first met Peter Doyle earlier this year when a crew of volunteers from several Schlegel Villages converged on the Shady Pines campground, which the organization had recently bought with intentions of creating an accessible camping space for... Read more
June 16, 2017
- Village Voice
Nearly 200 research and innovation champions gather for annual summit Over the course of two days in the middle of June, the 3rd annual Schlegel Villages/RIA Innovation Summit brought nearly 200 people from across both organizations into the conference rooms of Kitchener’s Holiday Inn. Along with... Read more
June 13, 2017
- Village Voice
New intergenerational approach deepens connections through music Some of the most impactful programs offered in many seniors living environments offer an intergenerational component – high school students volunteering their time to help long-term care residents discover technology, for example, or... Read more
June 8, 2017
- Village Voice
The love and support took a bride’s happiness to a whole new level As she went through the intricate details of planning her wedding, Dalia Hussein always had one important thought at the centre of it all: her mother needed to be part of it, though her limited mobility and cognition presented great... Read more
June 7, 2017
- Village Voice
Social Media Campaign helps push notions of ageism aside Lou Watson, or Lila Mae if you were to look at the birth certificate issued when she was born in 1933, got her male-sounding nickname when she was still a teenager in high school, the same age as the students at Donald A. Wilson Secondary... Read more
June 1, 2017
- Village Voice
Young woman decides village she volunteered at will become her new home Brampton’s Village of Sandalwood Park had a big impact on Sephra Peters’s life during the time she spent there in her later high school years, where she helped with various tasks and enjoyed the social interaction of Village... Read more
May 30, 2017
- Village Voice
Engagement flows through empowerment and everyone reaps the rewards When a leader encourages the team members they support to think creatively, a sense of empowerment grows; through that empowerment flows engagement. This was the concept of a session at this spring’s Schlegel Villages Leadership... Read more
May 30, 2017
- In the News
On June 6th, 80 seniors from across Schlegel Villages will join approximately 500 youth at 16 schools in Ontario. They will each share a story of wisdom with the class followed by an opportunity to interact with the students. The #ElderWisdom campaign is designed to decrease ageism in our... Read more

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