It has been a vision of Ron Schlegel to build communities that encourage a sense of community, foster relationships and have many walkable amenities and shared open spaces. A model of his vision for age friendly communities can be found in south Kitchener - a community called Williamsburg. This area has a main street with many shops, services and restaurants - everything from a hardware store, a doctor's office, a community centre to a grocery store. This main hub is surrounded with family homes with a longer term goal to expand these neighbourhoods to include senior-friendly bungalows and apartments. Ultimately Williamsburg will be a complete walkable community for all ages to foster a greater sense of togetherness and to enable seniors to get the support they need in a close knit community.
Our Williamsburg Neighbourhood is comprised of a variety of studio and one bedroom suites all located on the main floor of the Village. Just as Williamsburg in Kitchener has become a place of community and walkable amenities that foster a sense of togetherness, the Williamsburg Neighbourhood in our Villages serves as the original lifestyle option offered in a Schlegel retirement Village. Residents in this neighbourhood enjoy an all-inclusive rate which includes all meals, medication administration, assistance with bath or shower and a strong sense of community as soon as one steps outside their suite into the thriving Main Street of the Village.