#ElderWisdom Quote by Ron Schlegel

In June of 2016, resident of each Schlegel Village were joined by community members on the green bench in their community for conversations. On June 6th, 2017, 80 seniors from across Schlegel Villages joined approximately 500 youth at 16 schools in Ontario to share their wisdom with the students. Our #ElderWisdom campaign is designed to decrease ageism in our communities and bring awareness to the amount of wisdom seniors bring.

Ageism is a form of discrimination, particularly experienced by seniors.  Our Elders have a great deal of wisdom to contribute to their communities. However, societal norms marginalize seniors, treat them with disrespect, make them feel unwelcome and otherwise generalize as if they were all the same. 

It's easy to participate! Connect and learn from a senior. Whether it be a family member, a neighbour, a friend at a local retirement home, or someone in the community, they all have a story or a talent to share. Share your experience, a quote, or your learnings on social media using #ElderWisdom.

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June 6th, 2017 - Locations Visited

Barrie | Bear Creek Secondary School

Brampton | Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School

Burlington | MM Robinson Secondary School

Etobicoke | Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy

Guelph | Centennial CVI

Guelph | John F. Ross Secondary School

Hamilton | St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School

Kitchener | Huron Heights Secondary School

London | Saunders Secondary School

Mississauga | Loyola Catholic Secondary School

Mississauga | John Frazer Secondary School

Toronto | Alexander Muir/Gladstone Ave School

Waterloo | CedarBrae Public School

Whitby | Donald A. Wilson Secondary School

Windsor | Walkerville Collegiate

Windsor | Sandwich Secondary School

Looking for more information or how to get involved?  Contact Ted.Mahy@schlegelvillages.com

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Joan sits on the Elder Wisdom bench

Learn more about the Wisdom of the Elder Signature Program and watch our Video