Latest Village Voice (The Village of Aspen Lake)

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
Aspen Lake's Pavao Gagrica upon the NuStep machine with kinesiology student Claire Tofflemire.
February 4, 2020
- Village Voice
When the exercise therapists and kinesiologists who support the Program for Active Living within Schlegel Villages gathered in September, they discussed ideas to highlight the upcoming Active Aging Week, marked internationally during the first week of October. Lucia D'amico is motivated to stay... Read more
“The primary responsibility of any organization is education,” says Aspen Lake's Barry Hickling. Education will be a major focus for Barry in his  new role with the Ontario Association of Residents' Councils.
December 5, 2019
- Village Voice
Almost immediately after Barry Hickling moved into his first long-term care home, he took an interest in the idea of residents’ council. Throughout his life, he’s been an advocate supporting neighbours in his community who, for any number of reasons, have a quiet voice when speaking for themselves... Read more
Mary is one of the residents at Aspen Lake who received a personalized poem written by volunteer Sue Marier.
November 27, 2019
- Village Voice
Mary Geauvreau walked into the general store just off Main Street in The Village of Aspen Lake one late autumn day to be greeted by Sue Marier, the new volunteer who’d been running the store for a couple of months. Mary is one of the residents at Aspen Lake who received a personalized poem written... 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
"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

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