Latest Village Voice (The Village of Erin Meadows)

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
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
Mary used to walk a kilometre round trip with her walker to visit Bill. Now she just has to walk down Main Street of the  Village of Erin Meadows to be with her husband. 
March 26, 2019
- Village Voice
Mary Wright walked the stretch of sidewalk between her old condo and The Village of Erin Meadows where her husband lives more times than she can count over the course of the past four years. She’s well into her 90s, yet she says the 1km trip to visit Bill was good for her, and she used to walk it... Read more
It's natural for volunteers, residents and families to connect along Main Street at Erin Meadows, as in any small town.
March 19, 2019
- Village Voice
Four generations converge along Main Street in the Village of Erin Meadows on a bright Thursday afternoon. A toddler is in the arms of his grandmother beside his mother watching from nearby, and he catches the eyes of two other ladies out for a stroll after lunch. They all start chatting away in... Read more
Henry was one of the first residents to move into the new  retirement neighbourhoods in the Village of Erin Meadows so he could be close to his wife, Laura, who lives in long-term care
March 15, 2019
- Village Voice
When Laura Piatkowski moved into long-term care at The Village of Erin Meadows in early 2018, her husband Henry began counting the days to the opening of the attached retirement neighbourhoods under construction at the time. Henry was one of the first residents to move into the new retirement... Read more

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