Latest Village Voice

When Heather answered the call to work in long-term care, she found a new sense of satisfaction through the relationships she has built with residents. 
November 10, 2021
- Village Voice
One of the great challenges faced by those who provide care and support for Ontario’s aging population is ensuring there are enough high quality, dedicated team members available. In the past 20 months, the urgent staffing needs in long-term care and retirement settings were exacerbated as COVID-19... Read more
Though all 19 Villages couldn't be together for Operational  Planning this year, everyone was still able to safely gather to reflect on our past, restore our commitment and reset our path forward into the future. 
November 5, 2021
- Village Voice
Some 30 years ago after The Village of Winston Park first opened in Kitchener, a small group of The Village’s leaders gathered around the dining room table in the home of Ron Schlegel to envision the year ahead. This first incarnation of the Schlegel Villages Operational Planning Retreat was the... Read more
Celebrating 20 Years of Dedication at Wentworth Heights
November 3, 2021
- Village Voice
As the late October rains hammer down from the sky outside The Village of Wentworth Heights in Hamilton, a celebration is underway in The Ruby, the Village’s restaurant-style dining room upon the 10th Floor. On this night, Schlegel Villages marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the long-term... Read more
Elizabeth discusses the process of researching her designs  for traditional outfits from around the world. 
October 21, 2021
- Village Voice
When one walks into Elizabeth Pusztai’s suite in the Village of Wentworth Heights, the eye and mind are instantly drawn to the artistry of the space. Landscape paintings are tastefully spread out along the walls and in two glass cabinets, some two dozen Barbie dolls are displayed, each adorned in... Read more
Stuart Beattie is a man of the world.
October 20, 2021
- Village Voice
Stuart Beattie is a man of the world. He holds citizenship in three countries; he has lived in or visited several corners of the planet; the first people he ever lived with in Australia decades ago are still like family today. Now he calls The Village at University Gates home and from his suite on... Read more
Rita's kind nature and optimism shine at Erin Meadows. 
October 18, 2021
- Village Voice
“I know at the end of every tunnel there is some light,” says Rita Vollick as she reflects on the first half of 2021 after moving into her new home in The Village of Erin Meadows. Rita has an inherently optimistic nature that comes across as she talks in her quiet voice. Rita's kind nature and... Read more
Ken stays current with his writing and research from his suite  at Humber Heights, while he takes comfort in knowing his wife his well cared for in her suite just a few flights of stairs away.
October 14, 2021
- Village Voice
Ken Snelson’s suite on the 4th Floor of The Village of Humber Heights is filled with signs of his passion for British postal history. His collection fills some 50 volumes and, as the secretary of the Philatelic Society of Canada, Ken produces a monthly newsletter. He’s also written two books on the... Read more
Branka and friends in the days before COVID during a  cruise of the Toronto Harbour. “I’ve always felt I work with the greatest generation on Earth," she says.
September 15, 2021
- Village Voice
Branka Urosevic has worked in support of seniors in one capacity or another for different providers for nearly 20 years, but when she joined Schlegel Villages, her love of seniors was able to flourish in ways it hadn’t in her previous roles. Branka and friends in the days before COVID during a... Read more
Elizabeth and Ross have found a level of comfort they  enjoy in The Village of Erin Meadows, in part because of the wonderful team that works there. 
September 8, 2021
- Village Voice
Ross and Elizabeth Skippon carry with them the meticulous sense of organization that comes with decades of experience in business. Together they ran a successful medical supply company and, until recently, Ross continued to support the business from the financial side when his son took over, though... Read more
Staci worried taking a COVID-19 Vaccine might affect her ability to become a mother. Research and an open  conversation with a physician quelled her fears and on January1, she had her first dose, protecting her and the son she's carrying today
September 2, 2021
- Village Voice
Staci Wale is a neighbourhood coordinator at The Village of Taunton Mills in Whitby. We thank her for sharing her story of how vaccine doubt and hesitancy was transformed to conviction. Misinformation made her question her ability to become a mother if she took the vaccine and today, she's carrying... Read more