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Province Announces Funding for Supportive Living Level Four Seniors Lodge in Bow Valley.

March 19, 2015 

The Alberta Government announced last week that it will provide $6 million in ASLI (Affordable Supportive Living Initiative) funding for Phase Two of the Bow Valley Regional Housing (BVRH) This is Home Project. With matching funds from BVRH, Phase Two of the project will include construction of a 60-unit facility offering Supportive Living Level Four Care for seniors who require dedicated nursing support.

BVRH will begin construction later this spring on Phase One of the This Is Home Project, an expansion of the Bow River Seniors’ Lodge in Canmore. Phase One includes a 63-unit wing to be built behind the existing Lodge, replacing 43 aging rooms and adding an additional 20 rooms. This new wing is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016.

Planning for Phase Two is already underway. The 60-unit designated supportive living facility will be constructed on the grounds of the Bow River Seniors’ Lodge. It will be purpose-built to provide Level Four Care, meaning it will provide appropriate accommodation for seniors facing physical frailty, as well as secure accommodation for those seniors who face advanced dementia. Construction of Phase Two of the This Is Home Project will begin after completion and commissioning of the Phase One wing.

 Currently, the Bow River Lodge offers 58 units of Level Two Supportive Living Accommodation. Construction of both phases of the This Is Home Project will be scheduled to minimize impacts on Lodge residents and adjacent neighbours. Operations will continue as normal at the Bow River Lodge throughout construction.

 Media Spokesperson: Joanna McCallum, Chair, Bow Valley Regional Housing Board 403-678-7843 or jmccallum@canmore.ca.

Ian Wilson, BVRH Chief Administrative Officer, Bow Valley Regional Housing, 403-678-5922 or ian@bvrh.ca

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