When The Village of Erin Meadows first put down roots in Mississauga at the corner of Winston Churchill and Erin Centre Boulevards 15 years ago, the area was still growing. The residents and team members who lived and worked at the long-term care home were proud to be at the heart of the community’s growth then, and they remain so today.

Not unlike the Schlegel family that owns and operates The Village of Erin Meadows, those early Villagers in the long-term care home were pioneers laying a strong foundation upon which 277 new retirement living suites are currently being built. It’s a foundation of dignity, meaning, purpose, joy and, above all else, respect for the people who call the village home.

“The Schlegel Villages mission is to create villages for older adults where everyone can thrive as human beings and pursue their passions, develop new friendships, learn and grow, contribute to their community and have fun together,” says Jamie Schlegel, president and CEO of Schlegel Villages. “This has been the work of the Schlegel family for three generations since my grandparents Wilfrid and Emma Schlegel opened a small nursing home in London, Ontario in 1953.”

The third generation honours their early legacy by building homes and villages where strong relationships thrive and an honest sense of community binds residents, families, team members and community partners together.

“I am so proud of the Village of Erin Meadows team members who over the past 15 years have created a long term care home that provides outstanding care to seniors and, even more importantly, has established a reputation for being a vibrant, active and enriching community where everyone can find meaning and purpose in their lives,” Jamie says. “It is this reputational foundation that we build on today to expand the Village of Erin Meadows.”

When the final bricks are laid and the suites are open in the fall of 2018, The Village of Erin Meadows will offer the region’s seniors the full range of retirement living options, from independent suites to fully serviced assisted living and memory care options.