Latest Village Voice (The Village of Wentworth Heights)

Lita and Irma together again at Wentworth Heights. 
April 27, 2021
- Village Voice
“There are some really special people in this world,” says Lita Heinbecker as she considers the efforts the team at The Village of Wentworth Heights put into a special reunion with her sister Irma, who recently moved back into The Village after health issues and COVID lockdowns separated them. Lita... 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
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
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
Stella Curtis was among this crowd at the Corner of King Street and  James St. In Hamilton on VE Day, May 8, 1945. Photo courtesy of the Hamilton Public Library.
May 8, 2020
- Village Voice
As difficult as it might be when anxiety and worry are heightened every present moment, we must never lose sight of the lessons of history amid the turmoil facing our communities under the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, history should shine brightly we mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, otherwise... 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
The expanding LTC sector in Ontario requires quality care partners to meet the growing need. Schlegel Villages is  proud to help train them in Living Classrooms at Riverside Glen, University Gates and Wentworth Heights. 
December 16, 2019
- Village Voice
Thousands of new long-term care beds are being added in the province and Schlegel Villages is honoured to be among the providers chosen to care for and support many of these new residents in the near future. The expanding LTC sector in Ontario requires quality care partners to meet the growing need... Read more
Ruth and Anne both say living at Wentworth Heights  feels like living at home.
November 5, 2019
- Village Voice
Anne Whittle and Ruth Chasty sit together in the lounge off Main Street in The Village Wentworth Heights. Other tables are filled with fellow residents, some sipping pints of beer or steaming mugs of coffee while others clink glasses of white wine. As the two friends chat, another resident sits... Read more

Pages