Latest Village Voice

April 15, 2019
- Village Voice
The Schlegel Villages ambassadors chosen to be part of the 2020 educational voyage to Haiti may come from different backgrounds and have unique skills to offer, but they carry one thing in common: a sincere desire to give of themselves to families from another land they’ve never met before. In... Read more
Maria and Irene,Volunteers of the Humber Heights Knitting Club.
April 11, 2019
- Village Voice
On a Wednesday morning in early April, two volunteers join a few of the residents who form the Humber Heights knitting club around the table in the Community Centre. Irene Fair is one of them. She’s been away for a few weeks recovering from knee surgery, but this morning felt strong enough to join... Read more
For nearly 30 years, Ruthie has offered her selfless kindness to the residents of Pinehaven Nursing Home.
April 9, 2019
- Village Voice
When Michelle Schultz began working in recreation at Waterloo's Pinehaven Nursing Home 12 years ago, volunteer Ruthie Thoman was already a fixture in the home. Twice a week and sometimes more often than that, Ruthie has been coming to Pinehaven for nearly 30 years, always with her kind heart open... Read more
After 73 years of marriage, Doc and Mary Belle are grateful  they are able to be together in the Village of Winston Park.
April 5, 2019
- Village Voice
It was Doc (Donald) Poll who first caught the eye of a young lady named Mary Belle at a New Year’s Eve dance in Kitchener, 1943. From across the hall, she winked at him and he saw it; he walked over and they began a dance together that would last nearly eight decades. “I liked him right from the... Read more
Kristin, Janelle and Jake are a big part of the reason the  Universtiy of Windsor recognized Schlegel Villages with a 2018 Co-op & Internship Employer Recognition Award . 
April 3, 2019
- Village Voice
The University of Windsor was honoured to present Schlegel Villages with a 2018 Co-op & Internship Employer Recognition Award this spring as part of National Co-op and Work-Integrated Learning Week. Kristin, Janelle and Jake are a big part of the reason the Universtiy of Windsor recognized... Read more
Connect the Dots - The Schlegel Villages Customer Experience
March 28, 2019
- Village Voice
The quality and impact of customer experience is central to the success or failure of any business in any type of service industry and the residents and families who choose to access the support and services offered within Schlegel Villages are the customers that matter most. In March 2018,... Read more
Mary used to walk a kilometre round trip with her walker to visit Bill. Now she just has to walk down Main Street of the  Village of Erin Meadows to be with her husband. 
March 26, 2019
- Village Voice
Mary Wright walked the stretch of sidewalk between her old condo and The Village of Erin Meadows where her husband lives more times than she can count over the course of the past four years. She’s well into her 90s, yet she says the 1km trip to visit Bill was good for her, and she used to walk it... Read more
Team members supporting each other in times of need is the beauty of the Wilfred Schlegel Hope Fund. 
March 22, 2019
- Village Voice
Jackie Farrell’s life was shattered in the course of three short days when her husband died suddenly of unexplainable heart failure. She was immediately lost in the shadows of overwhelming, sudden grief with two young children to guide through the loss of a loving father, and one doesn’t make it... Read more
It's natural for volunteers, residents and families to connect along Main Street at Erin Meadows, as in any small town.
March 19, 2019
- Village Voice
Four generations converge along Main Street in the Village of Erin Meadows on a bright Thursday afternoon. A toddler is in the arms of his grandmother beside his mother watching from nearby, and he catches the eyes of two other ladies out for a stroll after lunch. They all start chatting away in... Read more
Henry was one of the first residents to move into the new  retirement neighbourhoods in the Village of Erin Meadows so he could be close to his wife, Laura, who lives in long-term care
March 15, 2019
- Village Voice
When Laura Piatkowski moved into long-term care at The Village of Erin Meadows in early 2018, her husband Henry began counting the days to the opening of the attached retirement neighbourhoods under construction at the time. Henry was one of the first residents to move into the new retirement... Read more

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