Latest Village Voice (The Village of Glendale Crossing)

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
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
Marisol's submssion about her Grumpa was randomly chosen as the 'Grandest'. "If I were to tell him I won at a class race," she says,  "he would remember and always make sure I knew that he was proud."
September 12, 2019
- Village Voice
“Oma was always so generous, loving and caring,” writes Jack Pompili about his grandmother, Johanna of Taunton Mills. “She used to comfort me when I felt bad or was upset, now I hold her hand and comfort her if she is upset when I visit.” Marisol's submssion about her Grumpa was randomly chosen as... Read more
Events such as the Festival of Flavours in 2015 offer an example of bigger culture changes efforts, but there are countless other small moments that define the movement.
August 15, 2019
- Village Voice
In the first days of October as team members and leaders from across Schlegel Villages gather in Niagara Falls for the organization’s annual Operational Planning Retreat, they’ll be celebrating and reflecting upon a special milestone. Events such as the Festival of Flavours in 2015 offer an example... Read more
July 26, 2019
- Village Voice
Harold St. Pierre had only one thing upon his mind anytime he heard the concept of a wish program arise within The Village of Glendale Crossing where he lived with his wife Nellie. After 59 years of marriage, he simply wanted to marry his wife all over again. Harold and Nellie were joined by loved... Read more
It may seem like small things, but the lovely food and drink spread throughout the Bingeman’s Conference Hall in Kitchener this day represent the wealth of knowledge and wisdom held in the minds and hearts of the elders of our communities. Residents, loved ones, team members and volunteers from 18 villages gather together in the collective love of food and fellowship to share their memories and stories with friends old and new.
June 6, 2019
- Village Voice
The sign at the table says “Piccoli’s Pizza;” tucked behind it is Aldo Piccoli, his wife Anna and their daughter Franca, while spread out across the dark tablecloth are two versions of the gift they’ve created for today’s Pursuit of Passions event. “We make a lotta’ pizza,” Aldo says, his Italian... Read more
Susan Wilson and Betty Findlay soaking up a bit of sun  during a visit to Camp Schlegel at Shady Pines.
May 22, 2019
- Village Voice
Kathy says the best parts of her trip to Camp Schlegel at Shady Pines in the early fall of 2018 were the trails that wound through the campground and the roaring bonfire, complete with camp songs led by the camp’s manager, Bernie Burnett. Susan Wilson and Betty Findlay soaking up a bit of sun... Read more

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