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THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:The Village of Taunton Mills 

3790 Brock Street North, Whitby, Ontario, L1R 0H2
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Lifestyle options:
Apartments, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Dementia & Memory Care
Private home-care allowed, Palliative care available
Cost (from):
$3,998
Suites:
388 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 1-bed + den, 2-bed)

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Our Perspective

How we see The Village of Taunton Mills

You'll love it at Taunton Mills if you miss that old small town feeling of yesteryear and the easy friendliness that fostered. There's also a wide variety of activities to choose from, including exercising with friends, reading in the library, horseshoes, movie nights, or just hanging out on the patio in the summer. Onsite pampering includes a beauty salon and barber shop.

This lives up to the title of village. The layout of the building follows very much from the idea of a small town, its central town square holding a number of "shops" to browse and meet up with friends. Places you'll find in the village centre (a commons area) include a library, a theatre, a café, a general store and a pub. Unlike most Ontario towns, though, there's never any cold weather or rain. It has to be seen to be believed.

Levels of care available in the Village of Taunton Mills range from independent to assisted living. Assistance in Schlegel Villages does not apply a cookie-cutter approach, however. The individual needs of residents are looked at, and care offered is resident-centred. The attitude of staff here is not that seniors live where the staff works, but "we work in your home."

Community’s Perspective

How The Village of Taunton Mills 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 Taunton Mills, 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-centredness 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:
Ruby Restaurant: Schlegel Village’s hidden gem
#ElderWisdom: Stories from the Green Bench Podcast
Program for Active Living
Riverstone Spa
Signature Programs

Insider Perspectives

Reviews of The Village of Taunton Mills

What residents and their loved ones say about The Village of Taunton Mills in reviews.

Trish Blackburn, family member

"My dad received fabulous care from all the staff - especially his Taunton Mills family in the Claremont Neighbourhood. The lines of communication were always open and we knew of any and all issues - and that gave us peace of mind. Thank you for everything you did for him including making him as comfortable as possible in his last days. And thank you for always making sure he got his "ice cream.""

Gail McMonagle, family member

"Our mother has been a retirement resident for 14 years and lived in an independent suite on the 6th floor of the north building for all of those years. She recently had a fall and she decided to move to the first floor. The help and guidance that we received from the staff was so amazing. They were all so very kind and considerate and answered all of our questions, always returning phone calls and doing whatever they could to make the move seamless. The suite was all set up for our mot..."

Peggy Hogan, family member

"My parents moved into an Independent Living Suite in the South Tower back in 2020; my Mom was moved into the Dryden neighbourhood in long-term-care in December of 2021 due to her Alzheimer's. I give credit to the staff as I spent a fair bit of time there and I had the opportunity to see how challenging it could be - for the most part they were all great. My Mom became ill in February 2023 and ended up in palliative care in her room, and was treated with kindness and compassion during her final d..."

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Apartments (definition)
Cost from $4,048

In Ailsa Craig, our Independent Living Apartments are designed so you can enjoy an active, fulfilling life without having to worry about household chores, as housekeeping and linen laundry are included. With access to all of the amenities and events on Main Street, you can be as busy or as quiet as you like. You are able to choose a spacious one or two-bedroom suite with a full kitchen and in-suite washer and dryer. This lifestyle option allows you the flexibility to prepare all of your own meals, though you can add a meal plan, buy occasional meal tickets, if you wish, or you may choose to dine at The Ruby, a full restaurant experience upon the 8th floor.

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Use of community amenities
  • Use of community services/programs
  • Use of dining services
  • Meals (Extra fee)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,998

At Schlegel Villages we have two Neighbourhoods that support resident independence. As a Becker resident, you will enjoy living in a spacious apartment with a kitchenette featuring a full-size fridge and microwave, as well as an in-suite washer and dryer. Lunch and dinner are included in the cost, as well as weekly housekeeping and linen laundry. Additional services are available to purchase. In Williamsburg, our Full-Service Retirement Neighbourhood, you will benefit from supports to help you maintain your independence, including all the services listed below. All Williamsburg suites have a kitchenette and are on the Main Floor, with a beautiful walk-out patio. Williamsburg Neighbourhood Suites start at $4400. Residents in both of these Neighbourhoods benefit from all of the amenities and events that keep Main Street bustling throughout the day.

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Meals (2x/day)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Medication administration (Extra fee)

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $5,632

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 (1x/week)
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

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

Dementia & Memory Care (definition)
Cost from $5,540

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 (2x/week)
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

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

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 310 - 505 $3,998 - $5,821 (Rent) +$890 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 443 - 885 $4,048 - $7,056 (Rent) +$500 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Insuite washer/dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed + den 995 - 1305 $4,907 - $5,619 (Rent) +$500 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Insuite washer/dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
2-bed 905 - 1351 $5,029 - $6,201 (Rent) +$500 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Dishwasher
  • Full size fridge
  • Insuite washer/dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Stove
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,998 - $5,821
  • Size: 310sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$890
  • 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: $4,048 - $7,056
  • Size: 443sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$500
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Insuite washer/dryer
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,907 - $5,619
  • Size: 995sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$500
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Insuite washer/dryer
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,029 - $6,201
  • Size: 905sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$500
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Dishwasher
    • Full size fridge
    • Insuite washer/dryer
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
    • Stove
  • Contact: email

Dining

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

Seating type : Assigned seating , Two Seatings

Special diets : Celiac Diet, Gluten Free, Lactose free, Low sodium, Puree foods, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Arts and crafts
Baby center
Billiards
Chapel
Community Garden
Emergency call system (pendent)
Emergency call system (pull-cord in room)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Hairdresser
Hobby kitchen
Internet
Laundry machines
Library
Mail box
Mail delivery to suite
Movie theatre
Newspapers delivered to concierge
On-site General Store
Onsite foot care
Parking (indoor)
Parking (outdoor)
Party room
Patio/Courtyard/BBQ
Pet friendly
Pond/Lake
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Private dining room for family/friends
Putting Green
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa Services
Spa tub or shower room
Spa/Beauty Salon
Storage lockers
Walking Path
Wellness Center
Wheelchair (electric)
Wheelchair (scooter)
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

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

Staff & Care

Staff

Medical and other support staff
Registered Practical Nurses24 hrs/day
Personal Support Workers24 hrs/day
Doctoron call
Foot care specialistvisiting
Dentistvisiting 1x/month
Physiotherapistvisiting 3x/week
Chiropodistvisiting 4x/week

Care services

Care options available:

  • Private home-care allowed
  • Palliative care available

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with special assistance)
  • Cognitively impaired residents(with special assistance)
  • Feeding tube assistance(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)

Move-in requirements

Health Care Assessment to be completed after Medical forms are received from family doctor.

• Chest x-ray
• Medical form completed by family doctor
• Personal Interview

News

Recent News

To love and be loved for 75 years

A beautiful family photo hangs upon the wall in Bill and Helen O’Reilly’s fourth floor suite in The Village of Taunton Mills. There must be 50 or more people in the photo, with Bill and He... ... read more.

An indoor village concept - summer, winter, rain or shine

Whitby's unique continuum of care community is designed as a village with common areas and amenities along Main Street and in the Village Square.... all indoors for year-round comfort. ... read more.

Accreditation & Associations

Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

Located near shopping, restaurants, banks.

The Village of Taunton Mills is located at 3790 Brock Street North, Whitby, Ontario, L1R 0H2.


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