Residents of Autumn Lodge in Berwyn are not being forced out of the facility by September 30th as previously reported.
According to an email from North Peace Housing Foundation – the owners of the facility – the supportive living residence is not closing until April 30th of next year.
They say anyone that leaves before then is doing so voluntarily, adding that any resident wanting to stay with the Foundation will have a room in one of their other facilities.
They are encouraging residents to meet with them to discuss their options, adding residents that move to one of their other facilities will receive the same level of supportive living services that they are currently getting at Autumn Lodge.
In a recent interview, representatives with the Elder Advocates of Alberta Society stated that one Autumn Lodge resident had recently committed suicide.
NPHF officials did confirm that one resident had passed away, but added there was no indication that the death had anything to do with the pending closure of the facility.
They add they will work hard to make the transition for each resident as smooth as possible, adding that even though Autumn Lodge is a wonderful facility, it needs to be replaced.