Latest Village Voice (The Village of Tansley Woods)

Shirley is proud to offer gratitude for the care and support she has received the past 10 years at The Village of Tansley Woods.
May 26, 2021
- Village Voice
At around midday on April 18, 2021, Shirley Arthur asked the lead nurse in her Bronte neighbourhood if she could use the intercom system. While this may have been a perplexing request, Bronte’s PSW’s cheered her on and encouraged her to make an announcement. In the minutes after, Shirley spoke from... 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
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
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

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