Latest Village Voice (The Village of Tansley Woods)

Lloyd and Andrew, father and son, together to celebrate the New Year together in 2020. 
February 12, 2021
- Village Voice
In the two years Lloyd Tyrrell lived in Long-Term Care at The Village of Tansley Woods, his son Andrew learned so much. He learned how to be present with his father instead of correcting the inaccuracies of his dementia-altered memories; he learned to see the grace and compassion the team offers... Read more
Subscribe to #ElderWisdom | Stories from the Green Bench podcast
January 13, 2021
- Signature Programs, Village Voice, In the News
Enjoy the #ElderWisdom podcast hosted by Erin Davis and co-host Lloyd Hetherington as they explore friendship, tragedy, love, life, learning and so much more in conversations with seniors on the 'virtual' green bench. Start Listening: Learn more about our hosts Erin Davis built a career as a... Read more
Rose and her mother Margarete are so grateful for the love and healing they have seen at The Village of Tansley Woods.
January 8, 2021
- Village Voice
Margarete Clausnitzer has always lived life with love in her heart for everyone she meets. “My mother gives love and as soon as somebody does something for her, she thanks them from the bottom of her heart,” says her daughter, Rose Robertson. “She says, ‘it’s all because of love.’ ” Rose and her... 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
Arlene from The Village of Winston Park was one of many  who received tribute from a loved one to celebrate Grandparents Day. "She has helped shaped us into the people that we are today," wrote her granddaughter Orisha, "and are forever grateful that she is our Grandma!"
September 14, 2020
- Village Voice
For the third year running, Schlegel Villages sponsored a ‘contest’ in celebration of Grandparents Day, asking people connected to the Villages to share their views on why their grandparent could be considered the grandest. The response in 2020 was tremendous and on Sept. 13, many Villages... 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
Mr. Mansaram stands beside one of his many great pieces of art.
March 5, 2020
- Village Voice
One of the greatest aspects of life within a Schlegel Village is the diversity of each community; the sheer number of people who come from countless backgrounds collectively offer hundreds of years of vastly different experiences to their Village, and it’s worthwhile to try and learn as much as... Read more
February 7, 2020
- Village Voice
Her name means ‘Woman of Honour,’ and as I sit alongside Honoria (Nora) Groves, I quickly discover that, by all appearances, she has lived up to the title through nearly a century upon this Earth. It was her honour, or more appropriately, her sense of gratitude that brough me here this Wednesday... Read more
General Manager Joanna Gurd and Harry Halsall, one of Tansley Woods woodworkers who donated a special gift to children at Oakville's Brookdale Public School.
December 24, 2019
- Village Voice
The gentlemen who work away in the basement woodshop in The Village of Tansley Woods do so as much for the sake of camaraderie as they do out of a love of sawdust and power tools. All year long, they regularly get together to fashion a variety of products out of wood, most often to be donated for... Read more

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