Latest Village Voice

Barry is preparing to get a third certificate in the LIVING the  Dementia Journey education program. 
January 10, 2019
- Village Voice
The role of genuine compassion while supporting a person living with dementia is one of the most important things Barry Hickling learned through his participation in the LIVING the Dementia Journey (LDJ) education program offered at his home in The Village of Aspen Lake. Barry is preparing to get a... Read more
Betsy and Alex together at The Village of Aspen Lake in Windsor
January 8, 2019
- Village Voice
One may never know how the life of their loved one touched the lives of others, especially when they live apart. For those with connections to the Village of Aspen Lake, it’s often only after a neighbour has passed that their loved ones come to understand. During a memorial service, they are... Read more
LIVING In My Today is an investment in the well-being of those who are living with dementia, a guide to supporting them as they strive to live their best days possible, moment to moment.
January 2, 2019
- Signature Programs, Village Voice
After five years of development in collaboration with some of the world’s leading experts in dementia support, Schlegel Villages is preparing to launch its signature dementia program in 2019. For decades, prevailing approaches to dementia support focused on maintaining, improving or mitigating... Read more
#ElderWisdom shared across Ontario in June 2018
December 28, 2018
- Village Voice
In early March, Schlegel Villages was the platinum sponsor of the third incarnation of Walk With Me: Changing the Culture of Aging in Canada. Cohosted by the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and Alberta’s CapitalCare Foundation, the event is the only conference of its kind in the country,... Read more
Dorothy and Trac together in The Village at St. Clair.
December 20, 2018
- Village Voice
At least once a week for the past two years, Amanda Jones would bring her cats to work in The Village of St. Clair for part of the day so they could spend time with Dorothy, a neighbour who lives in the Kingsville neighbourhood. Dorothy generally keeps to herself, but has always enjoyed the company... Read more
“My faith teaches you to be strong, to be the best you can be and don’t give up,” Leona says.
December 18, 2018
- Village Voice
This is the time of year when generosity of spirit is at its height and everyone is a little more inclined to give of themselves to honour their loved ones, neighbours and their community. It’s also a time to be grateful for the people who carry this kindness in their hearts throughout the year,... Read more
Bob, Cy and Harry say the social aspect of the woodshop at Tansley Woods is as important as any project they may work on.
December 14, 2018
- Village Voice
Cy Ridout, Bob Milley and Harry Halsall, are gathered around the large table in the centre of the Tansley Woods woodshop where they spend a good portion of their time together. They’re inspecting a large plank of hardwood Cy and Bob have just run through the planer, and Harry notices a few deep... Read more
Stephen greets new residents who will join the Village of Erin Meadows community in February
December 13, 2018
- Village Voice
Since the middle of November, Schlegel Villages has been warming up to the Christmas season with wildly successful bazaars along the Main Streets and poinsettia dinners and Christmas socials throughout the neighbourhoods. The LTC resident and family dinner was a great success at The Village of... Read more
Maggie says she's inspired by Graham's progress, while he suggests everybody is capable, with encouragement and support.
December 6, 2018
- Village Voice
In the final weeks of 2017, Graham Earle took advantage of the early winter snows upon downhill ski slopes not often graced by 86-year-old legs. A short time later, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, quickly losing mobility while doctors suggested he might have only months to live. He quickly... Read more
Norm, Ivy and Wes at a recent visit to Riverside Glen. Ivy "has asked every day since then if we can go back to Pop-Pop’s place to play playdough,"
December 4, 2018
- Village Voice
Norm Proulx’s granddaughter Ivy decided his name should be Pop-Pop when she was two-and-a-half years old. Her Mom Meghann jokes that he would’ve been just as happy if Ivy called him Norm; they are kindred spirits, after all, and from the moment her personality began to show itself the family could... Read more