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September 7, 2017
- Signature Programs
Results from the MIND-FUN Research Study: M ind-motor exercise to improve cognition and functional fitness From June 2016 to February 2017, Dr. Robert Petrella and his research team at Western University (London, Ontario) conducted a research study with 4 of the Schlegel Villages – Glendale... Read more
September 7, 2017
- Village Voice
A glimpse into the role of PTSD in a first responder’s life at St. Clair When an alarm goes off or an urgent voice can be heard over the PA system in the Village at St. Clair calling “Code Blue,” Ron Droulliard’s first instinct is to react. The urge to respond to others in need is ingrained in... Read more
September 6, 2017
- Village Voice
Glendale Crossing team members and residents soak in the peace of nature “It’s like a switch goes off,” says Glendale Crossing recreation team member Erin Seldon when she describes what it’s like to arrive at Camp Schlegel at Shady Pines outside of Ailsa Craig. “You just see everybody relax – you... Read more
August 31, 2017
- Village Voice
Hilda Melbourne is filled with gratitude by the provisions made so she could attend In the two years that Hilda Melbourne has worked at The Village of Riverside Glen, she’s demonstrated an innate understanding of the importance of relationships in the support of those living in a long-term care or... Read more
August 29, 2017
- Village Voice
Mary Savard offers St. Clair Neighbours the Gift of Music from the Heart Mary Savard often gets lost inside the complex tones and notes of the harp when emotion takes control of her fingers and she plays music directly from her heart and soul. The soothing combination of vibration and melody from... Read more
August 24, 2017
- Signature Programs
"We gain knowledge from books; but knowledge only becomes wisdom with personal experience. One of the most hidden treasures in society is this accumulated wisdom. If we only stop long enough to listen to the stories of our residents we have much to gain from them" - Ron SchlegelRead more
August 24, 2017
- Village Voice
Erin Meadows shows neighbours what is possible in long-term care The annual Walk for Memories fundraiser in the name of the Alzheimer’s Society is an event that for many reasons connects closely to Schlegel Villages team members and residents. The Village of Erin Meadows had to pass on this year’s... Read more
August 22, 2017
- Village Voice
Within the antique walls of Maynard Nursing Home in the heart of Toronto’s Little Portugal lies a virtual United Nations. The bulk of the residents and many of the team members banter back and forth in Portuguese, but you’re as likely to hear Spanish, Eastern European, Ukrainian or Quebecois French... Read more
August 17, 2017
- Village Voice
Fellowship draws the community a little closer together When the group of men from the Village of Tansley Woods who make up “The Old Boys Club” met Ron Schlegel during a visit to the Research Institute for Aging (RIA) Headquarters in Waterloo, he made a point of telling them he liked the club name... Read more
August 14, 2017
- Village Voice
Twenty years ago, a group of American professionals from within the long-term care sector came together under the mutual understanding that the aged and aging souls who’d helped to build their society were being failed by the system designed to support them in their final years. David Kent during... Read more

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