An #ElderWisdom message


Former Governor General, The Right Honourable David Johnston shares a message on the #ElderWisdom bench to encourage everyone to take a moment, sit with a senior and listen to their wisdom. (Video from June 2018)

The Schlegel Villages #ElderWisdom campaign is hosted throughout several cities across Ontario and digitally across the globe to combat ageism in our communities. Seniors have so much knowledge and wisdom that should be shared and we should all take a moment to listen.

“The greatest untapped resource in Canada, if not the world, is the collective wisdom of our elders.” -Ron Schlegel

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We also encourage you to share on social media about the seniors who shared wisdom with you and have been an influence on your life. Be sure to add the #ElderWisdom tag to your posts to add them to the global conversation.

Follow along on our social media through the month of June as we will be sharing messages, quotes and more from seniors in our communities.