Latest Village Voice

Gordon continues to find meaning in his days as he supports his neighbours at Wentworth Heights.
February 7, 2022
- Village Voice
When the Village of Wentworth Heights opened its retirement neighbourhoods in the fall of 2016, it was the full realization of the Schlegel Villages vision in Hamilton for a full continuum of care offering everything from long-term care through to fully independent, retirement living. A Schlegel... Read more
Rohini was working alongside HCC residents during Halloween celebrations. She says she loves working with residents and has learned about Canadian culture through them.
January 18, 2022
- Village Voice
The concept of a long-term care or retirement home is not a common idea in India, where Rohini Ram is from. The common culture across the country is that family members take care of their elders, so when she came to Canada in 2018, she’d only had a faint idea of what a “nursing home” might be like... Read more
December 9, 2021
- Village Voice, In the News
It wasn’t so long ago that Maria would dread the prospect of a call from the hospital where her husband Imre had been forced to stay, for she’d had several that broke her heart. Restrained by several security guards, her husband, confused due to medication and dementia, would be pinned to the floor... Read more
A conversation with the Schlegel Family about the Schlegel Villages Values
December 6, 2021
- Village Voice
For Schlegel Villages and the team members who work to bring the organization’s mission to life, 2021 has been an important year of both deep reflection and strategic envisioning of the future, all while still navigating the tumultuous water of pandemic. Yes, COVID-19 became the focus when it... Read more
Garrie and David in their Austin-Healey, with Tansley Woods General Manager Jo-Anna Gurd standing aside. 
November 25, 2021
- Village Voice
There were many summer days that Garrie and David Simpson and their children would be gathered with other car enthusiasts around the track at Mosport Speedway just north of Bowmanville, listening to the sound of engines roaring and feeling the pace of the cars. Garrie and David in their Austin-... Read more
Douglas found he could connect to his beloved Toronto Blue  Jays and also family and friends in England as he accessed new technology at Sandalwood Park. 
November 23, 2021
- Village Voice
As a recreation director at The Village of Sandalwood Park in Brampton, Jennifer Gould and her team are always on the lookout for tools and ideas to help support and engage with residents. When lockdowns and closed doors forced a new sense of isolation upon the Long-Term Care sector with the onset... Read more
Ken, Bob and Donna shared much in common when they spoke following the Taunton Mills Remembrance Day service.
November 11, 2021
- Village Voice
Moments before Dr. Ken Helson was set to address a small group of fellow Taunton Mills residents gathered in The Ruby for a special Veteran’s Brunch on Remembrance Day, two Royal Canadian Air Force planes flew past overhead. From the 8th Floor view looking south to Lake Ontario, the two CC-130J... Read more
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