Latest Village Voice (The Village of Aspen Lake)

"I was proud to be from Canada and even prouder to be from Schlegel Villages," says Steph Hamilton about her time at the 2019 Pioneer Network Conference.
September 17, 2019
- Village Voice
In 2011, a small group of people connected to Schlegel Villages travelled south from their home in Ontario to St. Charles, Missouri on the banks of the great Missouri River. They were explorers, in a way, eager to learn about a group of people that since the mid 1990s had been influencing change in... Read more
Kristin, Janelle and Jake are a big part of the reason the  Universtiy of Windsor recognized Schlegel Villages with a 2018 Co-op & Internship Employer Recognition Award . 
April 3, 2019
- Village Voice
The University of Windsor was honoured to present Schlegel Villages with a 2018 Co-op & Internship Employer Recognition Award this spring as part of National Co-op and Work-Integrated Learning Week. Kristin, Janelle and Jake are a big part of the reason the Universtiy of Windsor recognized... Read more
Greater interaction between dietary team members and the residents they serve is a worthy goal within every village.
March 13, 2019
- Village Voice
When all team members have the opportunity to share genuine connections with the residents they serve, relationships potentially grow stronger and the villages grow a little more closely knit. Creating an environment where these opportunities naturally arise for all team members is a priority... Read more
Tammy Roberts (left) is proud of the path that led her from a position as a housekeeper at Aspen Lake to the general manager of the Village at St. Clair. 
March 8, 2019
- Village Voice
About a year after Tammy Roberts began working as a housekeeper in the newly opened Village of Aspen Lake in Windsor, one of the neighbourhood coordinators (NCs) there announced she was having a baby. Peter Brouwers, director of environmental services at the time, thought Tammy was the perfect... Read more
Maia decorated village windows as part of her co-op placement at The Village of Aspen Lake
February 7, 2019
- Village Voice
The patterns and processes of a typical high school classroom didn’t quite fit 17-year-old Maia Fecteau’s learning style or personality, and she was struggling to get the marks she needed to earn her diploma. She soon found a different path to success, however, through the Public Alternative... Read more
Barry is preparing to get a third certificate in the LIVING the  Dementia Journey education program. 
January 10, 2019
- Village Voice
The role of genuine compassion while supporting a person living with dementia is one of the most important things Barry Hickling learned through his participation in the LIVING the Dementia Journey (LDJ) education program offered at his home in The Village of Aspen Lake. Barry is preparing to get a... Read more
Betsy and Alex together at The Village of Aspen Lake in Windsor
January 8, 2019
- Village Voice
One may never know how the life of their loved one touched the lives of others, especially when they live apart. For those with connections to the Village of Aspen Lake, it’s often only after a neighbour has passed that their loved ones come to understand. During a memorial service, they are... Read more
“My faith teaches you to be strong, to be the best you can be and don’t give up,” Leona says.
December 18, 2018
- Village Voice
This is the time of year when generosity of spirit is at its height and everyone is a little more inclined to give of themselves to honour their loved ones, neighbours and their community. It’s also a time to be grateful for the people who carry this kindness in their hearts throughout the year,... Read more
Stephen greets new residents who will join the Village of Erin Meadows community in February
December 13, 2018
- Village Voice
Since the middle of November, Schlegel Villages has been warming up to the Christmas season with wildly successful bazaars along the Main Streets and poinsettia dinners and Christmas socials throughout the neighbourhoods. The LTC resident and family dinner was a great success at The Village of... Read more
July 5, 2018
- Village Voice
This is the third story in a series related to the concept of the seven domains of well-being and the idea that if a person is lacking in either security, joy, meaning, growth, connectedness, autonomy or identity, then their prospects for quality in their life are greatly diminished. For people... Read more

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