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John together with the RIA's Sian Lockwood at the Curiosity  Fair, hosted along Main Street in the Village at University Gates
June 7, 2019
- Village Voice
In his younger days when John Mitrik was still in high school, he was a fan of the sciences. He enjoyed learning through experimentation and watching concepts he might read about unfold before his eyes. John together with the RIA's Sian Lockwood at the Curiosity Fair, hosted along Main Street in... Read more
It may seem like small things, but the lovely food and drink spread throughout the Bingeman’s Conference Hall in Kitchener this day represent the wealth of knowledge and wisdom held in the minds and hearts of the elders of our communities. Residents, loved ones, team members and volunteers from 18 villages gather together in the collective love of food and fellowship to share their memories and stories with friends old and new.
June 6, 2019
- Village Voice
The sign at the table says “Piccoli’s Pizza;” tucked behind it is Aldo Piccoli, his wife Anna and their daughter Franca, while spread out across the dark tablecloth are two versions of the gift they’ve created for today’s Pursuit of Passions event. “We make a lotta’ pizza,” Aldo says, his Italian... Read more
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
- Village Voice
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
- Village Voice
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
- Village Voice
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
- Village Voice
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
- Village Voice
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
- Village Voice
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
- Village Voice
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
- Village Voice
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

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