The Village at University Gates: Putting Residents First

Senior care for the Schlegel family is a way of life and a calling backed by three generations of experience and expertise.

With our resident-centred approach, we embrace a social model of living rather 
than an institutional model of care. That is to say, we provide excellent care, with an emphasis on putting living first. Each resident and team member is part of the Village family. When we are open late this summer, we invite you to come for a visit, stroll down our Main Street and learn more about our Village Concept and unique services.


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General Inquiries may be directed to 519-904-0650

Download our Long-Term Care Brochure here. 

Living at the Village at University GatesIn Ontario, CCACs provide free care services to eligible individuals by way of an assessment by a CCAC team member. CCACs are funded by the Ontario government's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The Waterloo-Wellington CCAC helps people get the care they need to stay well, heal at home and stay safely in their homes longer. When home is no longer an option, they help people make the transition to other living arrangements, such as a Long-Term Care home.

If you are interested in applying to live at the Village at University Gates, please contact the Waterloo~Wellington Community Care Access Centre: By phone: 1-888-883-3313 or visit their Website:


Enhancing Care through Research

The Schlegel family, together with the University of Waterloo and Conestoga College have established the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) whose purpose is to improve the quality of life for older adults through partnerships in research, education and practice.

 The RIA brings top researchers from across Canada together to study the aging process with the participation of our team and residents at The Village at University Gates and other Schlegel locations.

The knowledge gained during the research process is translated into enhanced care-giving strategies and therefore, improved quality of life for our residents.

Research findings also guide the development of curricula for team member training at Conestoga College and other community colleges to ensure older adults across the entire province will benefit from this new knowledge.

Residents and team members at all Schlegel Villages are invited to participate in RIA research if they so desire, to offer their input and to gain information on a variety of important research topics including spiritual care, brain and heart health, medication usage, fall prevention and more. All research is carefully screened by a University ethics review community. Participation is always voluntary.

If you would like more information about the RIA, would like to receive a copy of RIA newsletters, or interested in making a donation, please contact us:

By phone: 519-904-0660 ext.4100
By email:
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