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General Managers Brad Lawrence, Bryce McBain and Dana Houle are joined by Pam Wiebe from the Schlegel Villages Support Office on the 2022 Boat 4 Hope Fundraiser.
July 14, 2022
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On a beautiful summer evening at Toronto’s lakeshore, the yacht Yankee Lady IV filled with people connected to Schlegel Villages in honour of the Wilfred Schlegel Hope Fund and the team members supported through it. General Managers Brad Lawrence, Bryce McBain and Dana Houle are joined by Pam Wiebe... Read more
Chris and Kristian share a conversation over philosophy and  ancient history; a beautiful dose of #ElderWisdom.
June 30, 2022
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At the end a pedestrian avenue near Victoria Park in Downtown Kitchener, and older man with silver hair and a silver moustache stops walking to look over at a sign that has the hashtag #ElderWisdom upon it. Chris and Kristian share a conversation over philosophy and ancient history; a beautiful... Read more
Gary was among the early pioneers in the movement towards a more inclusive society, and he was happy to be part of the Pride events and education in the Village of Riverside Glen. 
June 20, 2022
- Village Voice
It wasn’t until Gary Terpstra was in his early 20s that he felt he could truly be himself, comfortable and free to honour the aspects of love and life that could make him happy. It was the early 1970s and even though he’d previously challenged the stagnant views of traditional society by starting a... Read more
St. Clair Residents' Council President Kaye Brown offers remarks to dedicate the Village's new Healing Garden.
June 14, 2022
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Butterflies are believed by many to represent spiritual rebirth and transformation, a reminder that in the relatively short span of life, there is opportunity to live with beauty, grace and courage. On the day the Village at St. Clair officially dedicated the Florence Becker Healing Garden in... Read more
For several years, Pride Month has been an opportunity to discuss what inclusion means in the Villages. The conversation must be ongoing, however, and education is critically important.
June 7, 2022
- Village Voice
June is a month of many meanings, with the Wisdom of our Elders celebrated through Seniors’ Month , National Indigenous History Month honoured in Canada and the struggle for inclusion and equality among those in the 2SLGBTQ+ community recognized during Pride Month . For several years, Pride Month... Read more
June 2, 2022
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The sky clears over Downtown Toronto on June 1, just in time for residents from three Schlegel Villages to take their seats upon their green #ElderWisdom bench to kick off Senior’s Month in Nathan Phillips Square. This is the first in a series of five events to take place throughout June, where... Read more
Jackson and Rod were among many friends who were able to gather together in person for the first time when pupils from  Silver Heights Public School visited Tansley Woods. 
May 31, 2022
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It’s late morning at the end of May as the sun beats down on the courtyard in The Village of Tansley Woods with the intensity of mid-Summer, and Jackson Hill and Rod Pullen sit under the shade of a patio umbrella. The two friends have known each other for short few months, but this is the first... Read more
Reconnecting with the Schlegel Villages leadership culture was a valuable experience for new and experienced leaders  at the annual leadership retreat in early May 2022. 
May 16, 2022
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The annual Schlegel Villages Leadership Retreat has been a Spring ritual for several years, drawing Village leaders and the central Support Office team together to learn from each other and recommit to the ongoing, shared quest to continually improve upon the care and support provided to the... Read more
While Becki has proven to be a great clinical specialist as an RPN, her innate ability to connect with residents and families is one of her greatest attributes, say those who know her best.
May 11, 2022
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For more than a decade, Becki Lee has given the best of herself to the residents she serves at The Village of Riverside Glen in Guelph, combining her kind heart and quick ability to connect with people of all backgrounds with her clinical skills as a Registered Practical Nurse. While Becki has... Read more
Ron and Jamie Schlegel were with the team from The  Village at University Gates to mark an amazing milestone as the Village is at near full capacity, filling up with new  residents, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
May 6, 2022
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Nearly 10 years ago, the first shovels carved into the earth on the edge of the University of Waterloo’s north campus to begin construction of The Village at University Gates long-term care home. Ron and Jamie Schlegel were with the team from The Village at University Gates to mark an amazing... Read more