Why Choose Us

Family and community are the heart of Village Life; nothing makes us prouder than when we hear our team members speak of residents as a neighbourhood full of grandparents.


The intentional Village design and the comfortable feel of our neighbourhoods and Main Street imparts a feeling of small-town connectedness, and that grows stronger when we look at the relationships at the heart of Village Life. Quality of care and quality of life are both enhanced upon a foundation of authentic relationships among all care partners, and this is what we strive for in every connection. Whether it's in our approach to supporting people living with dementia, our enthusiasm for active lifestyles or our overall reverence for the Wisdom of the Elder, our philosophy of care goes well beyond person-centeredness.  

Team member taking resident's orders in The Ruby
Schlegel Villages' Hidden Gem

A true, restaurant-like experience awaits guests of The Ruby, a space within five of our Villages that welcomes residents, loved ones and neighbours alike to enjoy a fine meal out within the Village walls. Located high in the retirement towers, the views are as spectacular as the food within these hidden gems.

Male resident receiving a manicure
Spa and Salon

There are few simple pleasures more rewarding than a visit to a comfortable Spa. Within four Schlegel Villages, partners who own and operate The Riverstone Spa and Salon add much to Village life, and residents and guests take full advantage of the opportunity to treat themselves.  

Our Mission

To provide holistic health care in a home environment, located within an internal neighbourhood design that promotes a caring community, with emphasis on optimal health and life purpose for each Resident.

Resident looking at koi fish in Courtyard pond.
Giving Back

At Schlegel Villages, we believe that we all have a part to play in making our world a better place.  It Takes a Village to Care and we seek to serve our global community in a variety of meaningful ways.

Richard Hughson, researcher, monitoring senior on a treadmill

Schlegel Villages partners with the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) to drive research and innovation to benefit older adults in our Villages and beyond. The RIA’s mission is to enhance the quality of life and care of older adults through partnerships in research, education and practice, and we're proud to work alongside such a wonderful team there.

RIA explores the aging process across various theme areas, such as:

  • Brain Health;
  • Heart Health;
  • Nutrition;
  • Training and Education;
  • Technology for Independent Living.

The RIA uses the research findings to create or improve programs, policies, education, and training. The learnings are then shared, resulting in better care and enhanced quality of life for older adults around the world

The RIA is a charitable foundation that was founded by the Schlegel family in 2005 in collaboration with the University of Waterloo and Conestoga College.

Learn more about current and completed RIA research projects

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