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Team members from across the organization have been able to  support their brothers and sisters during times of great challenge.  Brad Schlegel was able to see this in action during his time over Christmas in The Village at St,.Clair. 
December 30, 2020
- Village Voice
At the close of year measured by sacrifice and loss, it’s worth noting what has lifted the spirit and offered signs of hope. Within the Schlegel Villages community, one such beacon has been the ways in which Villages and team members have supported each other during the times of greatest difficulty... Read more
Lynn is proud to be a source of connection for residents of the Village at University Gates.
December 10, 2020
- Village Voice
Lynn Roy retired from her position as a corporate executive in the Spring of 2019 only to quickly discover that the transition from busy days managing people across the country to filling much less busy days after leaving the job wasn’t quite what she was expecting. Lynn is proud to be a source of... Read more
Roy offers Amber some pointers as Peter watches on.
December 2, 2020
- Village Voice
It’s a typical Wednesday at The Village of Arbour Trails and Peter Moogk, Roy Nicol, and Amber Cullen banter back and forth around the billiards table in the lounge, as they do quite often most late afternoons. They sound like old friends. Roy offers Amber some pointers as Peter watches on. Peter... Read more
2020 certainly changed aspects of life and Korleen moved under the shadow of the pandemic, but precautions make a  difference and everyone can do their part to be safe, 
November 24, 2020
- Village Voice
Korleen Schmidt sits in her comfortable suite in the Williamsburg neighbourhood in The Village at University Gates. She was one of the first residents in the new retirement home and she’s reflecting on her first month in The Village. Korleen says she was drawn to her new home in the Village at... Read more
Remembrance Day
November 11, 2020
- Village Voice
On a solemn Remembrance Day four years ago, I sat with a gentleman named Victor at the back of the Town Hall in The Village of Taunton Mills for the service. As the sound of a lone bugle lamented the fallen of history, I noticed Victor weeping. Taps , that unmistakable, sorrowful melody, has... Read more
Ashlee is one of many team members recognized with a Success Award for her ability to connect with those she serves.
October 29, 2020
- Village Voice
When Ashlee Bannister was called to the stage outside The Village of Taunton Mills to accept her Success Award, she was overcome with emotion. Tears flowed down her cheeks, though her smile was wide, and it was clear this moment was much more than team member recognition; this was a moment to... Read more
Chantell and Terrance have felt immense support as they've offered to care for six children who tragically lost their parents. Some of the support came from their  Schlegel Villages family through the Wilfred Schlegel Hope Fund
October 23, 2020
- Village Voice
In early September, Chantell Hursts’ life changed while braiding a little girl’s hair. Chantell and Terrance have felt immense support as they've offered to care for six children who tragically lost their parents. Some of the support came from their Schlegel Villages family through the Wilfred... Read more
Angelo Ciardella and Trenee Webster are both personal support workers from The Village at St. Clair in Windsor
October 14, 2020
- Village Voice
When the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak, many long-term care and retirement homes across the country grappled with immense pressure. There were so many unknowns and among the great challenges was ensuring care teams were stable, especially in homes that saw people off in 14-day... Read more
Residents from The Village of Riverside Glen were able to enjoy the wide open spaces at Shady Pines Campground.
October 8, 2020
- Village Voice
Kelly Kavanagh remembers camping trips with her parents and five siblings as the typical family getaway when she was younger. For Barbara James, her connections to nature in her youth were filled with memories of the beautiful countryside around Vancouver and long bike rides and hikes through the... 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

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