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.
How The Village of Riverside Glen sees itself
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ask us about our:
#ElderWisdom: Stories from the Green Bench Podcast
Program for Active Living
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|Studio||325||$4,026 - $4,389 (Rent)||+$1,125 per month||
|1-bed||480 - 650||$5,539 - $6,377 (Rent)||+$1,125 per month||
|Studio||325||$4,948 (Rent)||+$1,840 per month||
|Studio||325||$5,081 (Rent)||+$1,945 per month||
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
Residence Amenities & Services
Programs & Activities
|Medical and other support staff|
|Registered Nurses||24 hrs/day|
|Registered Practical Nurses||24 hrs/day|
|Personal Support Workers||24 hrs/day|
|Foot care specialist||visiting 1x/week|
Care options available:
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The Village of Riverside Glen is located at 60 Woodlawn Road East, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 8M8.
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