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Remembrance Day
November 11, 2020
- Village Voice
On a solemn Remembrance Day four years ago, I sat with a gentleman named Victor at the back of the Town Hall in The Village of Taunton Mills for the service. As the sound of a lone bugle lamented the fallen of history, I noticed Victor weeping. Taps , that unmistakable, sorrowful melody, has... Read more
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November 10, 2020
- Signature Programs, In the News
In October 2020, we launched our #ElderWisdom podcast featuring Erin Davis and co-host Lloyd Hetherington exploring friendship, tragedy, love, life, learning and so much more as they have conversations with seniors on the 'virtual' green bench. Learn more about our hosts Erin Davis built a career... Read more
Ashlee is one of many team members recognized with a Success Award for her ability to connect with those she serves.
October 29, 2020
- Village Voice
When Ashlee Bannister was called to the stage outside The Village of Taunton Mills to accept her Success Award, she was overcome with emotion. Tears flowed down her cheeks, though her smile was wide, and it was clear this moment was much more than team member recognition; this was a moment to... Read more
Chantell and Terrance have felt immense support as they've offered to care for six children who tragically lost their parents. Some of the support came from their  Schlegel Villages family through the Wilfred Schlegel Hope Fund
October 23, 2020
- Village Voice
In early September, Chantell Hursts’ life changed while braiding a little girl’s hair. Chantell and Terrance have felt immense support as they've offered to care for six children who tragically lost their parents. Some of the support came from their Schlegel Villages family through the Wilfred... Read more
Angelo Ciardella and Trenee Webster are both personal support workers from The Village at St. Clair in Windsor
October 14, 2020
- Village Voice
When the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak, many long-term care and retirement homes across the country grappled with immense pressure. There were so many unknowns and among the great challenges was ensuring care teams were stable, especially in homes that saw people off in 14-day... Read more
Residents from The Village of Riverside Glen were able to enjoy the wide open spaces at Shady Pines Campground.
October 8, 2020
- Village Voice
Kelly Kavanagh remembers camping trips with her parents and five siblings as the typical family getaway when she was younger. For Barbara James, her connections to nature in her youth were filled with memories of the beautiful countryside around Vancouver and long bike rides and hikes through the... Read more
#IGiveHope is a reminder of the legacy behind the Fund; Wilfred Schlegel was a humble community builder, always there to lend a hand, and Schlegel Villages team members embody that spirit every day.
October 5, 2020
- Village Voice
When Ron Schlegel speaks about his father, Wilfred, there is reverence in his voice. When his sons speak of their grandfather, admiration shines through, as does their commitment to follow his example as a generous community builder always looking for opportunities to help a neighbour. When the... Read more
Days before the provincial COVID-19 lockdown was imposed, artist Ann Wingfield was featured in an art show in her home Village of Wentworth Heights.
September 24, 2020
- Village Voice
It’s March 12, 2020, and The Village of Wentworth Heights is bustling along Main Street, more vibrant today than is typical for an already vibrant Village. Main Street is alight with guests and residents, all eager to celebrate the artwork of resident and painter Ann Wingfield and the colourful... Read more
Maddie's time at Aspen Lake prompted to her change career paths; here she is on her way north to Thunder Bay where she will study nursing at Lakehead University.
September 21, 2020
- Village Voice
Emily James and Maddie Potts were both just children when they first connected with life in a Schlegel Village. Emily’s mother Melanie was a recreation director in Kitchener’s Village of Winston Park when she recalls first visiting the Village; Maddie’s mother Joanne opened The Village of Aspen... Read more
Arlene from The Village of Winston Park was one of many  who received tribute from a loved one to celebrate Grandparents Day. "She has helped shaped us into the people that we are today," wrote her granddaughter Orisha, "and are forever grateful that she is our Grandma!"
September 14, 2020
- Village Voice
For the third year running, Schlegel Villages sponsored a ‘contest’ in celebration of Grandparents Day, asking people connected to the Villages to share their views on why their grandparent could be considered the grandest. The response in 2020 was tremendous and on Sept. 13, many Villages... Read more

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