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“It’s the relationships that form that matter and companionship is important," says Bev Saynor (right).
November 14, 2019
- Village Voice
Bev Saynor has been on her own for nearly 20 years, yet she still chokes up when she speaks of her husband. He was lost to cancer in 2000 after a four-year struggle, but Bev managed to carry on – it’s simply what must be done. She lived in a condo in Mississauga’s north end for a number of years... Read more
Resident veterans of Taunton Mills, like so many across the  organization, were proud to mark Remembrance Day Nov. 11.
November 12, 2019
- Village Voice
Town Halls and Squares and gathering spaces on every neighbourhood of The Villages were transformed into sacred sites of Remembrance on Nov. 11, just as cities and towns across Canada stood silent to honour the selfless service of hundreds of thousands of Canadians over the decades. Resident... Read more
A photo of the Passchendaele exhibit at The Canadian War Museum. No veterans of The Great War are alive today, but their efforts will never be forgotten.
November 7, 2019
- Village Voice
Harry Malcomson was an army cook stationed in British Columbia at the end of the Second World War. His specialty was soup, he says, and in the general mess hall he served countless iterations of it to hundreds of soldiers, many of whom were returning home from their time as Prisoners of War in the... Read more
Ruth and Anne both say living at Wentworth Heights  feels like living at home.
November 5, 2019
- Village Voice
Anne Whittle and Ruth Chasty sit together in the lounge off Main Street in The Village Wentworth Heights. Other tables are filled with fellow residents, some sipping pints of beer or steaming mugs of coffee while others clink glasses of white wine. As the two friends chat, another resident sits... Read more
Team member Alecia Shearer and resident Lloyd Teeple.
October 31, 2019
- Village Voice
Across Schlegel Villages, the final week of October has been a celebration of Halloween, with residents and team members soaking in the spirit and inviting young people for trick-or-treating warm-ups ahead of what is expected to be a soggy All Hallow’s Eve across the province on Oct. 31. Riverside... Read more
Renee and Nikki promote the Wilfred Schlegel Hope Fund in The Village of Aspen Lake.
October 24, 2019
- Village Voice
On a damp, grey October Wednesday in the Village of Aspen Lake, the small Charitable Works committee there offered a little warmth to The Village. They hosted a small soup luncheon, where for $5.00 residents and team members could grab a steaming bowl of soup and a fresh roll to ward off the damp... Read more
Azm and his daughter Omnia shoot a little pool together at Erin Meadows.
October 22, 2019
- Village Voice
The retirement neighbourhoods of The Village of Erin Meadows shot up on the corner of Winston Churchill Blvd. and Erin Mills Crossing “right in front of my eyes,” says Azm Fazlul Hoque. This is his neighbourhood and though he’s known of The Village since the long-term care home opened more than 15... Read more
Six key thought leaders in the realm of culture change offered five thought-provoking presentations at Operational Planning
October 18, 2019
- Village Voice
Schlegel Villages has always chosen to invest in thought-provoking guest speakers to inspire attendees at its annual spring Leadership Retreat and the Operational Planning Retreat it hosts every autumn. This fall’s event, which celebrated 10 years of concerted effort to change the culture of aging... Read more
October 15, 2019
- Articles & Education, Resources
'Dementia Emancipated' | Culture Talks with Jennifer Carson Dr. Jennifer Carson offers a provocative presentation urging people to consider that when an older adult living with dementia is forced to live behind locked doors, segregated within their community, they are living within a home that... Read more
Schlegel Villages Team Members and Residents enjoyed taking part in the annual Oktoberfest Parade.
October 15, 2019
- Village Voice
Thanksgiving is all about tradition and for people from the Kitchener-Waterloo region, tradition often centres around the annual Oktoberfest parade on Thanksgiving Monday. Schlegel Villages was once again proud to be part of the event with team members and residents wrapped up together on the #... Read more

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