Latest Village Voice

Olive greets everyone in her home Village with a smile.
October 10, 2019
- Village Voice
Olive Flaherty’s eyes glisten with moisture at the mention of her husband, Albert. This year, 2019, would have marked their 75th wedding anniversary, but Albert passed away in February. They moved to The Village of Humber Heights in the early part of 2017 so Olive could care for him with a little... Read more
Richard and Sharon together in their home at Arbour Trails with Wendy, Luis, Marisol and Gabriel.
October 8, 2019
- Village Voice
Richard Carruthers and his wife Sharon are sitting at the large table in the Council Chambers off Main Street in The Village of Arbour Trails for lunch. They are surrounded by the love of their daughter Wendy, her husband Luis and two of their beautiful grandchildren, six-year-old Gabriel and 12-... Read more
Adam Frye, Jennifer Hartwick and Jaimie Killingbeck discuss early findings from the design-thinking process.
October 4, 2019
- Village Voice
The theme for the annual Schlegel Villages Operational Planning Retreat in Niagara Falls Oct. 1-3 was Honouring our Past, Defining our Future. Day 1 offered the opportunity to do both, with a morning of reflection on the past decade of the organization’s culture change and an afternoon filled with... Read more
Jennifer Carson alongside guest speakers Nancy Fox and Carmen Bowman at the 2019 Operational Planning retreat.
October 2, 2019
- Village Voice
A choice fell in front of the team from Schlegel Villages a decade ago as they gathered for the organization’s annual Operational Planning retreat: they could maintain the status quo or they could strive for a different approach to the care and support of the people served in the Villages. They... Read more
Ron Schlegel proudly accepts the Donna Holwell Legacy Award, presented by the Ontario Retirement Communities Association.
September 27, 2019
- Village Voice
Ron Schlegel has been supporting the seniors of his communities since he was a boy serving meals in the small seniors home his parents operated in London, Ont. The values instilled in his heart at a young age have guided his path through life, and the retirement Villages he has built that today... Read more
Mothers and families connected to Fonkoze's CLM  program are walking the Pathway to a Better Life.
September 25, 2019
- Village Voice
When the echoes of laughter and shouts of “fore” at Mount Elgin Golf and Country Club finally quieted at the close of the Annual Schlegel Villages Hand up Fore Haiti golf tournament Sept. 5, more than $25,000 had been raised to support some of Haiti’s most vulnerable families through Fonkoze’s... Read more
Randy and his mother Kathryn (front) are joined by an aunt and cousin from The Netherlands. They were so pleased  Kathryn could be part of her Grandson's wedding.
September 19, 2019
- Village Voice
On the day Brandon Klyn wed his new bride, Laura, the sight of his grandmother Kathryn smiling in the front row of pews was enough to bring a tear to several eyes. Randy and his mother Kathryn (front) are joined by an aunt and cousin from The Netherlands. They were so pleased Kathryn could be part... Read more
"I was proud to be from Canada and even prouder to be from Schlegel Villages," says Steph Hamilton about her time at the 2019 Pioneer Network Conference.
September 17, 2019
- Village Voice
In 2011, a small group of people connected to Schlegel Villages travelled south from their home in Ontario to St. Charles, Missouri on the banks of the great Missouri River. They were explorers, in a way, eager to learn about a group of people that since the mid 1990s had been influencing change in... Read more
Marisol's submssion about her Grumpa was randomly chosen as the 'Grandest'. "If I were to tell him I won at a class race," she says,  "he would remember and always make sure I knew that he was proud."
September 12, 2019
- Village Voice
“Oma was always so generous, loving and caring,” writes Jack Pompili about his grandmother, Johanna of Taunton Mills. “She used to comfort me when I felt bad or was upset, now I hold her hand and comfort her if she is upset when I visit.” Marisol's submssion about her Grumpa was randomly chosen as... Read more
Residents at Pinehaven cheered when Will, a beloved PSW, kissed his bride 
September 10, 2019
- Village Voice
There’s nothing quite like a wedding celebration to bring family together, so when William Montgomery said his vows and married the love of his life, he wanted his family from Pinehaven Nursing Home in Waterloo to be part of it. Logistics and space, however, meant he couldn’t invite the residents... Read more