This morning Lakeview, Grande Spirit Foundation’s new senior’s facility officially opened in Clairmont.
Local MLA’s and MP, as well as Lakeview’s newest residents were in attendance.
Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing, was also there for the ribbon cutting.
“I’m just so pleased that we were able to be here today to celebrate and we’re proud of our commitment,” said Sigurdson. “Even in our really tough fiscal times we know the importance of public services and we’re investing in communities to make life better for Albertans.”
Lakeview has 150 rooms and can accommodate 175 seniors.
Sigurdson said the facility is providing greater capacity in the community.
“Our investment of $25 million will support people to stay in their communities, seniors can be close to their family and friends. Sometimes it’s difficult to have accommodation in your local community, so this investment by our government is really making a difference,” added Sigurdson. “So, seniors can age in their community close to their family and friends where they want to be.”
Debbie Normington, General Manager of the Grande Spirit Foundation, said with the current residents and commitments, only about 30 per cent of the facility is full.
“And of course, we have more wait list to make our way through, but absolutely the message is that if people are looking for housing, it’s a good time to apply and there will be available spots. So, we’re looking for residents for sure,” said Normington.
Anyone interested in being put on the wait list, Julie at the Grande Spirit Foundation’s main office will be able to help and will be able to provide an idea of how long your wait will be based on what you are applying for and your circumstances.
The office is located at 9505 102 Avenue, near the Pioneer and Heritage Lodge.
From conception, this facility took 10 years to complete.