New, 192-bed Long-Term Care Village Breaks Ground in Whitchurch-Stouffville

The Village of Stouffer Mills will offer the Latest in LTC Design

Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON – June 28, 2024

Nestled on the corner of Hoover Park Drive and Highway 48, the main phase of development of Whitchurch-Stouffville’s newest long-term care home is now underway at The Village of Stouffer Mills. The 192-bed Village is the latest expansion of Schlegel Villages’ mission to bring its social model of living to more communities across the province.

Named after Abraham Stouffer, who along with his wife Elizabeth Reesor, were the first European settlers in the village of Stouffville, the Village of Stouffer Mills will serve as the inaugural development of a new residential community, bringing together seniors’ residences, townhouses, and other much needed housing. The Village will be connected by a new road to the Town’s off-leash dog park.

The Village of Stouffer Mills will include the unique and distinctive features that Schlegel Villages have come to be known for across Ontario, including the signature Main Street and Town Square. Residents and neighbours will be to access a variety of services and experiences every day of the year. Schlegel Villages continues to be a leader in reshaping the way care and support are offered to our residents and the Village of Stouffer Mills will feature exclusively private suites for each of its residents.

The decision to offer exclusively private accommodation to residents is aimed at honouring their privacy and dignity, creating a genuine sense of home. This will not only strengthen infection and prevention control measures, but also aligns with the well-established principle that individuals living with dementia are more comfortable in having a personal space adorned with their own treasured possessions.

“Each new Village we design, and build is enhanced by the experience we have gained from Villages we currently operate,” says James Schlegel, President and CEO of Schlegel Villages. “Our belief in relationships as the foundation of care and support, however, doesn’t change, and it’s an honour to bring our Village concept and our philosophy of care to Whitchurch-Stouffville.”

Eventually, Whitchurch-Stouffville’s newest long-term care Village will become part of a broader continuum of care, with approximately 500 retirement suites and independent seniors’ apartments built in future phases.

“Our family’s fundamental motivation is our ability to spread our mission to more people across Ontario, and we’re so proud to be able to offer Village Life to our neighbours in and around the wonderful town of Whitchurch-Stouffville,” Schlegel says.

dignitaries turn dirt at the new long-term care site

Additional Quotes:

“I would like to congratulate the team of The Village of Stouffer Mills on the construction of this new home. Our government is fixing long-term care and ensuring we build homes for seniors in the communities they helped build. Today marks a significant milestone for the Town of Stouffville. When construction is complete, 192 residents will have a new, modern and comfortable place to call home.”
Hon. Natalia Kusendova-Bashta
Minister of Long-Term Care

“Today, as we break ground, I want to express my gratitude for Schlegel Villages' investment in our community. With over 70 years of providing top-quality care and fostering community, Schlegel Villages will make The Village of Stouffer Mills a wonderful place to live in Whitchurch-Stouffville.”
Iain Lovatt
Mayor of Stouffville

"Today's announcement marks a significant step forward for this important project. The new long-term care home will provide almost 200 residents with a comfortable and supportive environment, and the quality of care they deserve. It’s a testament to our government's dedication to enhancing the lives of seniors in Stouffville and across Ontario. I look forward to witnessing this project's positive impact on our community.
Hon. Paul Calandra
MPP for Markham Stouffville


About Schlegel Villages:

The Schlegel Family’s overarching mission is to build and strengthen community. One very important and tangible way of building community is by providing care and quality of life for older adults, which we have been doing for 70 years. Our central belief is that elders should be kept at the centre of our communities, not relegated to the periphery. The Villages we create are places where elders can live a life of meaning and purpose while continuing to stay connected and contributing to the broader community.