Throughout the month of June for Seniors Month Schlegel Villages highlights the Wisdom of the Elder, encouraging Social Media users to share messages celebrating the Seniors in their Communities.  Our goal of the campaign is to decrease ageism in our communities by highlighting the talents and wisdom in which Seniors have to offer.

Thank you to everyone who has already participated, let’s continue the conversation by capturing the wisdom of our elders every day.  Continue to use the #ElderWisdom tag on your social media.

Seniors month campaign hosted by Schlegel Villages

Past Events

Valentine’s at George Brown College | Toronto | Monday, February 11th

LaSalle Night Market | Town of LaSalle | Sunday, August 26th

Innisfil idea LAB & Library | Innisfil | Wednesday, August 8th

Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival | Saskatoon | August 4, 5, 6, & 11

LaSalle Night Market | Town of LaSalle | Sunday, July 29th

For Seniors Month in June, the #ElderWisdom bench traveled to these 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 | Photos

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

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

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

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

Waterloo | Uptown Waterloo Public Square| Wednesday, June 20th | Photos

Windsor | LaSalle Town Hall | Friday, June 22nd | Photos

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

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

Kitchener | City Hall | Friday, June 29th |Photos

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


Latest News

Strangers Become Fast Friends Upon The #ElderWisdom Bench | Schlegel Villages

Elder Wisdom Valentine’s Day Love  & Relationships | CBC News

KW Oktoberfest Float | CTV Kitchener (Start at 55sec)

Getting Benched | Up My Alli blog post

ElderWisdomYXE creates a place to sit, rest and connect | Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Saskatoon park bench aims to connect young people and seniors | Global News

Get advice from an Innisfil senior at the Elder Wisdom Bench | Innisfil Journal

Seniors at Saskatoon Fringe invite young to sit a spell | CBC Saskatoon

Harnessing and honouring the collective wisdom of our elders | Hospital News

#ElderWisdom to make the world a better place | Schlegel Villages

Carl from Winston Park interviewed by Mike Farwell in Kitchener | 570 News

101-year-old tackling ageism using #ElderWisdom bench | CBC Windsor

#ElderWisdom social awareness campaign comes to Burlington to combat ageism | Burlington Post

How #ElderWisdom Will Help Tackle Ageism in Ontario | Zoomer

Brampton senior takes part in #ElderWisdom community visit | Brampton Guardian

‘Change and Love are the only Constants in Life’: #ElderWisdom in the Realm of Inclusion | Schlegel Villages

Need Advice? Pop-Up Park Bench Invites You To Talk With A Senior | Toronto Storeys

Need some advice on your job, dating, travel? Have a seat with a senior | CBC Toronto

Guelph seniors share some wisdom | Guelph Mercury Tribune

How a little #ElderWisdom and a green bench will tackle ageism in Ontario | CBCKW

Green Bench Wisdom | Canadian Mennonite

#ElderWisdom: Seniors share their experiences | CTV Kitchener

Cherish Our Teachers and Discover the Wisdom of the Elder | Schlegel Villages

#ElderWisdom Campaign Launches in Mississauga | Schlegel Villages

Green Benches will be set up in Market Square for 2018 #ElderWisdom Campaign | Guelph Today

Spreading the Wisdom in St. George’s Square | Guelph Today

Senior shares Wisdom at Waterloo Square | Waterloo Region Record

The Village of Riverside Glen, Jean, ElderWisdom, & Marlene | CFRU 93.3FM

The Effects of Ageism on Quality of Life for Seniors | CARF International

#ElderWisdom Shared with Students to Mark Seniors Month | Schlegel Villages

Schlegel’s #ElderWisdom Green Bench Campaign aiming to quash ageism | OLTCA

#ElderWisdom Campaign Harnesses Great Untapped Resource | Schlegel Villages

#Guelph Seniors Share Wisdom! | Mayor Cam Guthrie

Seniors Share their Wisdom at Gore Park | Hamilton Spectator

Taking Aim at Negative Stereotypes about Older People | Kitchener Citizen (pg2)

Senior Shares her Story with Strangers on Barrie Park Bench | Simcoe.com

1 Green Bench + 200 Conversations = A Successful Elder Wisdom Campaign | Senior Housing Forum