Latest Village Voice (The Village of Tansley Woods)

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
The spirit of hospitality within Emma and Wilfred Schlegel is embodied in The Ruby restaurants. 
July 18, 2019
- Village Voice
When Schlegel Villages founder Ron Schlegel recalls his home growing up in the countryside of Southwestern Ontario, he often recalls two key points; there were always lots of guests and conversation and always plenty of good food. In his capacity as a pastor, Ron’s father Wilfred would often... Read more
Four Chefs representing The Ruby from their respective  Village squared off in an Iron Chef Challenge.
June 27, 2019
- Village Voice
In early June as people from across Schlegel Villages came together for the Pursuit of Passions event centred around a love of food and drink, an elite group of chefs awaited their moment to shine. While residents, team members, families and guests toured Bingeman’s Marshall Hall in Kitchener... Read more
March 6, 2019
- Village Voice
In youth, some of the simplest things can offer the greatest joy – think of a child splashing in a puddle of mud or chasing fireflies in the warm August twilight. For Artie, it was making snow angels. With a bit of help from the Tansley Woods team, Artie was able to play in the snow as she so often... Read more
Bob, Cy and Harry say the social aspect of the woodshop at Tansley Woods is as important as any project they may work on.
December 14, 2018
- Village Voice
Cy Ridout, Bob Milley and Harry Halsall, are gathered around the large table in the centre of the Tansley Woods woodshop where they spend a good portion of their time together. They’re inspecting a large plank of hardwood Cy and Bob have just run through the planer, and Harry notices a few deep... 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 10, 2018
- Village Voice
Each Schlegel Village is much more than simply a place where people live and work. They are central community hubs that connect older adults living in the wider community; they are mentoring grounds that invite school children to learn about older generations; they host concerts and community... Read more
Team Member offers quality care to resident in a wheelchair
May 17, 2018
- Village Voice
It’s one thing to be trained to provide personal care for someone who is physically or cognitively unable to provide it for themself. It’s another thing entirely to know what it feels like to have someone provide that care for you – to have someone brush your teeth or your hair for you, or dress... Read more
Customer Experience Panel at Schlegel Villages Leadership retreat
May 15, 2018
- Village Voice
The idea of treating the people who live in a long-term care or retirement setting as ‘patients’ being treated for the symptoms of old age is no longer acceptable within any organization that wants to be successful in the sector. The fact is, these residents are people accessing a service and just... Read more
May 3, 2018
- Village Voice
The basement in The Village of Tansley Woods is a hive of activity. Team members on break share stories over coffee and light snacks, while not far away the kitchen hums with busyness as lunch is prepared for village residents. Tina and Mary have come to be close friends, thanks in large part to... Read more

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