Latest Village Voice (The Village of Erin Meadows)

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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
#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
Before COVID-19, Donna and family would visit Marie at least  weekly. This picutre was during Marie's 100th birthday celebrations three years ago. Though things have changed so much, Donna  shares how they are still making the most of every moment.
July 9, 2020
- Village Voice
When the threat of COVID-19 came across Canada’s borders and health officials decided in March that extraordinary measures must be taken, people across the country were asked to make great sacrifices. Indeed, perhaps no greater sacrifice was made than that of the residents of long-term care and... Read more
Never before have the challenges facing the eldercare sector been so great, and the spotlight upon the workers within it so strong and forceful.
May 3, 2020
- Village Voice
Never before have the challenges facing the eldercare sector been so great, and the spotlight upon the workers within it so strong and forceful. Pandemic at the scale we are currently living and yes, dying through, knows no precedent and the bulk of the burden of grief and sorrow is felt most... 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
Darla and her mother Pat prepare for the wedding ceremony.
January 7, 2020
- Village Voice
When Darla Walker reconnected with a dear friend, Bill, from her days in university, it was as if only weeks had passed, not decades. Life had taken them down different paths filled with challenges and difficulties, but eventually steered them once again into each other’s line of sight. Darla and... Read more
“It’s the relationships that form that matter and companionship is important," says Bev Saynor (right).
November 14, 2019
- Village Voice
Bev Saynor has been on her own for nearly 20 years, yet she still chokes up when she speaks of her husband. He was lost to cancer in 2000 after a four-year struggle, but Bev managed to carry on – it’s simply what must be done. She lived in a condo in Mississauga’s north end for a number of years... Read more
Azm and his daughter Omnia shoot a little pool together at Erin Meadows.
October 22, 2019
- Village Voice
The retirement neighbourhoods of The Village of Erin Meadows shot up on the corner of Winston Churchill Blvd. and Erin Mills Crossing “right in front of my eyes,” says Azm Fazlul Hoque. This is his neighbourhood and though he’s known of The Village since the long-term care home opened more than 15... 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

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