#ElderWisdom Quote by Ron Schlegel

In June of 2016, resident of each Schlegel Village were joined by community members on the green bench in their community for conversations. On June 6th, 2017, 80 seniors from across Schlegel Villages joined approximately 500 youth at 16 schools in Ontario to share their wisdom with the students. Our #ElderWisdom campaign is designed to decrease ageism in our communities and bring awareness to the amount of wisdom seniors bring.

Ageism is a form of discrimination, particularly experienced by seniors.  Our Elders have a great deal of wisdom to contribute to their communities. However, societal norms marginalize seniors, treat them with disrespect, make them feel unwelcome and otherwise generalize as if they were all the same. 

It's easy to participate! Connect and learn from a senior. Whether it be a family member, a neighbour, a friend at a local retirement home, or someone in the community, they all have a story or a talent to share. Share your experience, a quote, or your learnings on social media using #ElderWisdom.

Download our 2018 Social Media Toolkit

2018 Locations

Mississauga Senior’s Fair | Meadowvale Community Centre | Friday, June 1st | Photos

Tri-Pride Festival | Victoria Park Commons | Saturday, June 2nd | Photos

Whitby | Civic Recreation Complex | Friday, June 8th | Photos

London | Outdoor Farmers Market | Saturday, June 9th | Photos

Hamilton | Hamilton Sign at City Hall | Monday, June 11th | Photos

Etobicoke | Islington Seniors Centre | Tuesday, June 12th | Photos

Brampton | Brampton Seniors Centre | Wednesday, June 13th | info

Facebook Live Panel | Live from Hamilton | Wednesday, June 13th | info

Guelph | Market Square | Thursday, June 14th | info

Toronto | Trinity Bellwoods Park | Friday, June 15th | info

Burlington | City Hall| Monday, June 18th | info

Waterloo | City Hall | Wednesday, June 20th | info

Windsor Dieppe Gardens | Friday, June 22nd | info

Twitter Party | Hosted by @SchlegelVillage | Tuesday, June 26th | Register

Barrie | Heritage Park | Wednesday, June 27th | info

Kitchener City Hall | Friday, June 29th | info

Waterloo | St. Jacobs Farmers Market | Saturday, June 30th | info


Looking for more information or how to get involved?  Contact Ted.Mahy@schlegelvillages.com

#ElderWisdom In The News

Phyllis and Hamlen share #ElderWisdom with the Peel Police

Learn more about the Wisdom of the Elder Signature Program and watch our Video