Latest Village Voice (The Village of Aspen Lake)

“Anytime I see someone who works at Schlegel Villages, I can tell that they work at Schlegel Villages in the way that they carry themselves and the way they speak of what they do,” Antonio says. “It’s different.”
June 14, 2021
- Village Voice
Antonio Guglietti has been a respiratory therapist with ProResp for 17 years, often supporting patients in their own home but also caring for the needs of long-term care residents in need of supplemental respiratory support. The first connection he ever had with Schlegel Villages was in The Village... Read more
Schlegel Villages as whole has made a point to open conversations around diversity and inclusion during Pride Month.
June 10, 2021
- Village Voice
You can be you while being a part of our family. This is a key phrase that Schlegel Villages uses when introducing the core values of the organization to potential new team members, but it applies to everyone. As Villages across the organization collectively marked Pride on June 9, this phrase came... Read more
After a year under COVID-19, we reflect on the struggle and the beauty, and we look to the future with hope.
March 10, 2021
- Village Voice
Reflections and hope A year under COVID-19 Main Street in The Village of Wentworth Heights was abuzz with activity on March 12, 2020 as the Village celebrated the artwork of a talented retirement home resident. Guests mingled and viewed the various paintings of landscapes and seascapes; there were... Read more
Relationships in the realm of an RPN Village Voice Story
March 5, 2021
- Village Voice
To be a nurse is to answer a calling. There is an inherent kindness and compassion mixed with a desire to do anything possible to make the life of someone else a little easier. The RPNs who come alongside the residents of Schlegel Villages seem to bring even more of themselves, for they are not... 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
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
Aspen Lake's Barry Hickling and Jenny Brown were both panelists in two separate sessions at the first ever virtual Pioneer Network Conference.
September 3, 2020
- Village Voice
For more than a decade, Schlegel Villages has found inspiration in its quest to change the culture of aging within its villages and beyond through The Pioneer Network, one of the world’s most forward-thinking organizations dedicated to improving the lives of our oldest citizens. Aspen Lake's Barry... Read more
July 24, 2020
- Village Voice
A family member’ brush with COVID-19 Those who work alongside our most vulnerable community citizens understand implicitly how devastating COVID-19 can be, but for those outside of the sector, until one is faced with the threat in their own lives, it can still seem somewhat abstract. A family... Read more
Beyond basic, sensible approaches to infection control, our team members are going above and beyond to support residents in The Villages.
March 17, 2020
- Village Voice
The world is changing before our eyes as communities in every corner of the globe manage the COVID-19 crisis and work to protect those at the greatest of risk. This situation is unprecedented and in every Schlegel Village, teams are working tirelessly to support residents in every way they can. It... Read more
Marcel and Hannah are ready for the tip-off at the game.
February 28, 2020
- Village Voice
Among many different roles Charlotte Bautista took on throughout her career educating teenagers, she coached basketball. She’s nearly 90 now and those days are well in the past, but her love of the game still shone clearly when she joined fellow residents from her home in the Village at St. Clair... Read more

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