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The Children's day camps offered some of the most rewarding experiences during past trips to Haiti.
January 25, 2019
- Village Voice
From the depths of the Canadian winter, thoughts within Schlegel Villages have turned to friends and neighbours under the Caribbean sun as the call goes out for applications to join the next trip to Haiti in early 2020. This will be the fourth time a team has travelled to Haiti to learn about life... Read more
Doc Wright (second from right) is considered by many to be a legend in the Windsor music scene. 
January 22, 2019
- Village Voice
Doc Wright lies back on his bed with a well-worn Fender electric guitar cradled in his arms. The unmistakable riff that opens Chuck Berry’s Johnny B. Goode pours out and Doc grins a little as he explains that this was the song that first made him want to play the guitar. Doc Wright (second from... Read more
The trip to the track that summer day wasn’t an outing for people living with dementia or a support program – “we just were a group of friends that had a great time,” Bryce said.
January 17, 2019
- Village Voice
In June 2018, Riverside Glen general manager Bryce McBain sent an e-mail to some of the Schlegel Villages support office team members. Attached were two photos, one with a resident named Frank sitting in a purple GoKart looking out from behind a yellow helmet, the other of Bryce alongside another... Read more
With the Wilfred Schlegel Hope Fund, team members can be "receivers of care," in times of need. 
January 15, 2019
- Village Voice
The idea of the Wilfred Schlegel Hope Fund takes the concept of the “Village community” to a whole new level, says one of the committee members who helps administer the emergency funds to team members in need. “We are literally supporting people we have never met before from other villages, because... Read more
Barry is preparing to get a third certificate in the LIVING the  Dementia Journey education program. 
January 10, 2019
- Village Voice
The role of genuine compassion while supporting a person living with dementia is one of the most important things Barry Hickling learned through his participation in the LIVING the Dementia Journey (LDJ) education program offered at his home in The Village of Aspen Lake. Barry is preparing to get a... Read more
Betsy and Alex together at The Village of Aspen Lake in Windsor
January 8, 2019
- Village Voice
One may never know how the life of their loved one touched the lives of others, especially when they live apart. For those with connections to the Village of Aspen Lake, it’s often only after a neighbour has passed that their loved ones come to understand. During a memorial service, they are... Read more
LIVING In My Today is an investment in the well-being of those who are living with dementia, a guide to supporting them as they strive to live their best days possible, moment to moment.
January 2, 2019
- Signature Programs, Village Voice
After five years of development in collaboration with some of the world’s leading experts in dementia support, Schlegel Villages is preparing to launch its signature dementia program in 2019. For decades, prevailing approaches to dementia support focused on maintaining, improving or mitigating... Read more
LIVING in My Today MEETS the Need for a Life Lived Well with Dementia
January 2, 2019
- Signature Programs
Inspired by the simple desire to offer the best support possible, LIVING in My Today is our signature dementia program, developed over five years to reflect the shift towards wellness among leading care providers and dementia experts around the world. People living with dementia and those who love... Read more
#ElderWisdom shared across Ontario in June 2018
December 28, 2018
- Village Voice
In early March, Schlegel Villages was the platinum sponsor of the third incarnation of Walk With Me: Changing the Culture of Aging in Canada. Cohosted by the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and Alberta’s CapitalCare Foundation, the event is the only conference of its kind in the country,... Read more
Dorothy and Trac together in The Village at St. Clair.
December 20, 2018
- Village Voice
At least once a week for the past two years, Amanda Jones would bring her cats to work in The Village of St. Clair for part of the day so they could spend time with Dorothy, a neighbour who lives in the Kingsville neighbourhood. Dorothy generally keeps to herself, but has always enjoyed the company... Read more