Wisdom of the Elder

In 2010, Ron Schlegel shared a dream. From Ron’s dream, Wisdom of the Elder was born. In its original format, the program enabled residents to share their experiences and wisdom in the Villages and the broader community through large events. The program has evolved as a way of life. We engage residents in Village life which fosters purpose, meaning and growth.  It also creates opportunities in which residents can contribute to their community in meaningful ways.

Schlegel Olympics, Schlegel's Got Talent, Masterpiece Gala, Festival of Flavours and Pursuit of Passions - all under the umbrella of Wisdom of the Elder!

"We gain knowledge from books; but knowledge only becomes wisdom with personal experience.  One of the most hidden treasures in society is this accumulated wisdom.  If we only stop long enough to listen to the stories of our residents we have much to gain from them" - Ron Schlegel


An experience we can share across our Villages that provides purpose and a common goal for all.  To provide inspiration and motivation in the pursuit of a joyful life.


A Few Short Minutes of #ElderWisdom to Change Perspectives | July 12, 2019

For the Love of Food and Friendship: Pursuit of Passions 2019 | June 6, 2019

One Big Family Reunion at the Schlegel Olympics | February 12, 2018

Residents Share Their Many Pursuits of Passion | June 23, 2017

#ElderWisdom Shared with Students to Mark Seniors Month | June 7, 2017