The Village of Riverside Glen logo

THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:The Village of Riverside Glen 

60 Woodlawn Road East, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 8M8
 (view map) | 16 reviews 
Lifestyle options:
Assisted Living, Dementia & Memory Care, Long-term Care
Respite care available, Private home-care allowed, Palliative care available
Cost (from):
$5,171 (retirement), $1,986 (long-term care)
Suites:
195 suites (Studio, 1-bed)
Capacity:
195 residents

Questions about living here?

Click to view number

Be Our Guest:

Book a tour with The Village of Riverside Glen


The Village of Riverside Glen logo
  

  

Our Perspective

How we see The Village of Riverside Glen

This Guelph retirement home creates a vibrant community for seniors, where all care requirements are well taken care of. The word “community” applies strongly to Riverside Glen; it truly feels like a village, where people look out for each other, know each other by name, and come to care about each other personally. Its innovative architecture, laid out like a small town, is a seniors-friendly environment that includes a general store, library, an outdoor cafe, a hairdresser, and other outlets. The village concept also extends to residents living in neighbourhoods where every wing has people with similar care needs.

Although many retirement homes listed at Comfort Life feature excellent staff, the staff at Riverside Glen expresses an above-and-beyond attitude apparent to outsiders. Care is enhanced by the latest research from Schlegel's close association with the Research Institute for Aging at The University of Waterloo. Residents also enjoy the proximity to Riverside Park, Guelph Country Club, and the abundant shopping along Woodlawn Road.

Community’s Perspective

How The Village of Riverside Glen sees itself

Who are you as a community?

Our Village is a proud part of a Canadian family tradition of community building that goes back 70 years. The first Schlegel family home became the foundation of what Schlegel Villages is today. Here at The Village of Riverside Glen, we offer several lifestyle options to meet a variety of needs. Our continuum of care allows for residents to age with us in place as their needs change. The residents we serve come from a range of backgrounds that thread together the fabric of our community, and while we know resident-centerdness is a term that many lean on these days, we truly do focus on each individual’s wishes to guide our approach to service. Our Signature Programs help us focus on the individuality of each resident we serve. Our LIVING in My Today dementia care philosophy, for example, was developed by our team and our partners alongside people with lived experience. This provides our team the opportunity to learn exactly what it means to support a person who is experiencing the changing perceptions of dementia. We also celebrate the Wisdom of the Elder as another Signature Program, thanks to the inspiration of our founder Ron Schlegel. Ron once said: “The greatest untapped resource in Canada, if not the world, is the collective wisdom of our elders,” and we honour the individual and collective wisdom of those we serve in ways large and small.

What do you do differently or uniquely well?

The Village concept that sets us apart was always meant to create a living space for seniors that feels like a small town. In many ways this is similar to the experience our founder, Ron Schlegel, had growing up in Ailsa Craig outside of London, Ont. Our Main Street connects to the Town Square as the social spine of the Village. Together these spaces allow for indoor and accessible options for residents to live life as they always have. Ron also envisioned the Village as community hubs for seniors and others from the surrounding community. His vision was to connect the Village to the broader community to enhance the lives of residents as well as support those living outside the Village.

What supports do you offer residents as they adjust to life there?

Each resident who calls the Village home, comes with a unique life story. By completing our My Experience (ME) Form, you help us better understand your life, experiences, values and preferences. In order to support you to live well within our village, we need to begin by hearing your story. Your dedicated Village Experience Coordinator helps guide you through this paperwork and helps make the move-in experience as smooth as possible. Our resident Welcoming Committee strives to help their new neighbours feel welcomed and connected.

What might residents find surprising about your community?

New residents often say “I wish I had done this sooner!” They’re surprised by how quickly they become absorbed in the community and how fast new friendships develop. In no time at all, everybody knows their name and like in any small town, a walk down Main Street is an opportunity to connect with friends and new acquaintances. People are also surprised by opportunities offered to grow and learn in their new community. They find new passions like hosting a podcast, riding a mechanical bull, becoming an artist or fulfilling a lifelong dream of skydiving. As they say, the possibilities are endless.

What five facts about your community should people know?

Ask us about our:
#ElderWisdom: Stories from the Green Bench Podcast
Program for Active Living
Signature Programs
Our bucket list program

Insider Perspectives

Interview videos

What people with insider's knowledge of The Village of Riverside Glen shared with Comfort Life.

Watch our interview with Sherrill Heatherington to learn about the unique experience offered by The Village of Riverside Glen.

Reviews of The Village of Riverside Glen

What residents and their loved ones say about The Village of Riverside Glen in reviews.

Douglas Sinclair, family member

"Highly recommended. Staff is terrific and very good at the job they do. Very clean place. My wife is living there and she's very happy there, which makes me happy because I'm like the knight protecting my Queen. There I need no armor because she's well looked after. "

Esther Shelley, family member

"They treat my mother amazingly well. Very happy with the staff. "

Gertie Riemer, family member

"Any time there is a problem, staff are quick to notify me, or just let me know of issues. They are very kind and professional and I know my mum is in a good place with lovely surroundings. "

Read all reviews

Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $5,171

As a resident living in Egerton, our Assisted Care Neighbourhood, a higher level of support with your activities of daily living is provided, due to greater physical needs. Our dedicated team members will support you as you continue to enjoy a life filled with meaning and purpose. Your studio or one-bedroom suite has a convenient kitchenette, and you will have access to our Main Street and all of the Village amenities to enjoy as you wish.

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Cancer care
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke care
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (3x/week)
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

  • Bathing (1x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Feeding (Extra fee)
  • Transfers (Extra fee)

Dementia & Memory Care (definition)
Cost from $5,309

Emma's neighbourhood is designed for residents living with memory loss and offers care and recreation programs specifically designed for those with Alzheimer's Disease and other related forms of dementia. Residents will enjoy private time in either a studio or one-bedroom suite, while also having access to gathering spaces and programs in the Neighbourhood, as well as larger Village programs on Main Street. At Schlegel Villages, we believe there is no “loss of self”, but rather a “change in self” with the progression of dementia. Our Signature Program, LIVING in My Today, supports people living with dementia as they tap into their strengths, express themselves and enjoy the comfort and security of friendships in a place where they experience acceptance and belonging. Our emphasis on developing relationships while understanding the experience of those living with dementia forms the foundation of The Five Pillars of LIVING in My Today: (MEETS) Meaningful and Active Engagement, Enjoyable Mealtimes, Empowered Care Partners, Thoughtful Design and Supportive Approaches. Our dedicated team works with and cares for residents, supporting them to live well each day, regardless of what that day looks like. We’re proud of the foundation we’ve built in LIVING in My Today and the extensive work and collaboration that brought the program to life.

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Designated floor
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (3x/week)
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

  • Bathing (1x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Feeding (Extra fee)
  • Transfers (Extra fee)

Long-term Care (definition)
Cost from $1,986

Access to Long Term Care is coordinated through the Home and Care Community Support Services (HCCSS). Residents receive comprehensive nursing and medical assessments upon move in and on a quarterly basis. Each day, residents receive on average 2.7 hours of nursing and personal care. We provide specialized Neighbourhoods in Long Term Care. Some Neighbourhoods are specifically designed for those individuals requiring physical assistance with activities of daily living, and some are specifically designed for those with Alzheimer's Disease and related forms of dementia.

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Designated floor
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (7x/week)
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

  • Bathing (2x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Transfers

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 325 $4,026 - $4,389 (Rent) +$1,125 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 480 - 650 $5,539 - $6,377 (Rent) +$1,125 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
Studio 325 $4,948 (Rent) +$1,840 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
Studio 325 $5,081 (Rent) +$1,945 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,026 - $4,389
  • Size: 325sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$1,125
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,539 - $6,377
  • Size: 480sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$1,125
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,948
  • Size: 325sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$1,840
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,081
  • Size: 325sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$1,945
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

Dining

Meal service : Bar, Pub, Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee)

Seating type : Assigned seating

Special diets : Celiac Diet, Diabetic, Ethnic, Gluten Free, Halal, Kosher style, Lactose free, Low sodium, Puree foods, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Arts and crafts
Hairdresser
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Computers
Baby center
Day care for children
Games Room
Gift Shop
Library
Patio/Courtyard/BBQ
Pond/Lake
Wheelchair (electric)
Wellness Center

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Bible Classes
Billiards/Pool Tables
Bingo
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Day Trips
Entertainment
Excursions
Exercise Program
Gardening
Golf
Movie Nights
Parties
Religious & Holiday Services
Resident social / activity club
Sewing
Shuffleboard
Table Tennis
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

Staff

Medical and other support staff
Registered Nurses24 hrs/day
Registered Practical Nurses24 hrs/day
Personal Support Workers24 hrs/day
Doctorvisiting 1x/week
Foot care specialistvisiting 1x/week
Dentistvisiting
Physiotherapistvisiting
Chiropodistvisiting

Care services

Care options available:

  • Respite care available
  • Private home-care allowed
  • Palliative care available

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with special assistance)
  • Cognitively impaired residents(with special assistance)
  • Medication charted by electronic pen(with special assistance)
  • Medication charted by exception(with special assistance)
  • Ostomy care(with government assisted)
  • Oxygen assistance(with special assistance)
  • Physically challenged residents(with special assistance)
  • Vitals monitoring(with special assistance)

News

Recent News

The 10,000-foot Dive Along a Wellness Journey

The 10,000-foot Dive Along a Wellness Journey Jul 17, 2023 / Village VoicePosted by: Kristian Partington Not long before Sandra Luebbecke is about to load into the airplane she intends to jump o... ... read more.

Douglas Gilmour | Stories from the Green Bench

94 year old Douglas Gilmour shares his advice on what the 'younger generation' should focus on now, and how overcoming challenges impacts our lives. ... read more.

Accreditation & Associations

Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

The Village of Riverside Glen is located at 60 Woodlawn Road East, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 8M8.


Compare The Village of Riverside Glen with nearby communities

Compare with Lifestyle options Location Distance
The Village of Arbour TrailsAssisted Living, Dementia & Memory Care, Long-term CareGuelph, Ontario 6.38km
Hygate Active Senior LivingAssisted Living, Dementia & Memory Care, Long-term CareWaterloo, Ontario 20.91km
The Village of Winston ParkAssisted Living, Dementia & Memory Care, Long-term CareKitchener, Ontario 25.22km
The Village at University GatesAssisted Living, Dementia & Memory Care, Long-term CareWaterloo, Ontario 25.91km
Sifton - The WesthillAssisted Living, Dementia & Memory Care, Long-term CareWaterloo, Ontario 27.37km

Next: Reviews


THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:
The Village of Riverside Glen

Next steps in your research:

Add to shortlist

Request information: The Village of Riverside Glen


All fields are required.

 Schedule a visit or tour
 Suite details
 More info

I am looking for:  

Contact me by:
 Email / Phone
 Mail
Special request/message for the residence

ComfortLife.ca
Contact name:
Karen Murray

Phone number:
(519) 822-5272

Comfort Life is a division of Our Kids Media™ ©2002-2021   •   Disclaimer: Information presented on this page may be paid advertising provided by the retirement care advertisers and is not warranted or guaranteecd by ComfortLife.ca or its associated websites.  •   See Terms and Conditions.

The Comfort Life eNewsletter

Sign up today to receive tips and advice on retirement living, retirement communities, home care and other services.

First Name:
Email:
Postal Code


Comfort Life

*Bonus: sign up and immediately receive a free digital edition of Comfort Life Retirement Living Guide

100 pages, featuring the top retirement communities and care with expert advice on choosing, financing and making the move.