Latest Village Voice

Irma's beautiful quilting artistry adorns her wall as she  shares love with her daughter, Carol. 
May 6, 2022
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Irma Buehler and her daughter Carol sit in Irma’s bright suite in The Village at University Gates overlooking the Laurelwood Conservation Area in Waterloo’s north end. The early wisps of Spring are in the air as the two reminisce together, looking ahead to the warmer days of May and the celebration... Read more
May 5, 2022
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Caregivers’ Week is a new concept for Cheryl Janssen. She’s a nurse first and foremost and spent the early part of her career in the service of seniors as a clinician, before exploring leadership roles and Human Resources in different aspects in the healthcare field. She joined Schlegel Villages in... Read more
Volunteers bring smiles to lives of so many Village residents. 
April 21, 2022
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When Barb Schlegel, the matriarch of the Schlegel Villages organization, passed away suddenly in early March and a wave of tributes poured into the heart of the Schlegel family, a few themes quickly began to emerge. Her humble perseverance in the face of immense adversity and her sharp sense of... Read more
The outdoor spaces in a Village offer residents, guests and team members much-needed connections to nature.
April 11, 2022
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If you ask Adriaan Sizoo, there is no place better to calm the mind and rejuvenate the inner spirit than in the heart of nature. There is a physiological response in the human body at the touch of a plant of the scent of a flower, and Adriaan is proud to pour his energy into creating thoughtful,... Read more
Barb Schlegel (left) was naturally able to connect with anyone
March 24, 2022
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Wendy Miller will always remember Barb Schlegel walking into The Village of Winston Park with armloads of flowers to pass out to residents. The fresh smells and colours would lighten their days and she would sit and visit with people for hours, listening intently, creating true friendships and... Read more
The Pinehaven Team's dedication to the well-being of residents is a reflection of values that will carry Schlegel Villages forward in growth.
March 22, 2022
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Every one of the Schlegel Villages has been tested against the challenges of the past two years as waves and variants of COVID-19 infections ebbed and flowed across Canada and around the world. Against that backdrop, the organization pushed forward, finalizing a new five-year strategic plan while... Read more
Residents at The Village at St. Clair capture the spirit of the Schlegel Olympics.
March 18, 2022
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When the finest athletes from around the world have gathered to compete on the Olympics, Schlegel Villages has followed suit. The Schlegel Olympics in past years were always an occasion for representatives from all Villages in the east and west to gather at a respective home Village in the spirit... Read more
Donald participating in the NuStep (Nordic Climb) Challenge at the Schlegel Olympics at Winston Park
March 10, 2022
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There’s an energy that Donald Binder brings to The Village of Winston Park that adds a special spark to the community. It’s the same liveliness he brought to the neighbourhoods in Kitchener where he grew up, always eager to help his neighbours shovel snow or sort their waste and recycling ahead of... Read more
We celebrate, among so many women connected to our Villages, (from left to right) our podcast co-host rin Davis along with guests Dee Preikschas, Betty Anne Millar and Louise Joliffe.
March 7, 2022
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As Schlegel Villages honours International Women’s Day, we reflect upon the fact that within our Village communities, strong women of conviction and compassion can be found at every turn. They are leaders and mentors, friends and family; across generations they have led by example and in their... Read more
February 17, 2022
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On February 18, 1915, the first German U-Boat campaign of The Great War began against merchant and passenger ships in the waters around the British Isles. This was also the eve of the first British and French naval assaults on the Dardanelles in the waters outside of Constantinople (now Istanbul... Read more