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July 15, 2015 13:30 ET

Construction Underway for New Seniors Lodge in Boyle

BOYLE, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 15, 2015) - Construction has started on Wildrose Villa, a 58-unit lodge and supportive living facility for seniors in need of higher levels of care. The announcement was made today by David Yurdiga, Member of Parliament for Fort McMurray - Athabasca, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) and the Honourable Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Health and Minister of Seniors.

The Wildrose Villa project will have its current 42 units renovated into 22 larger units through the Affordable Supportive Living Initiative in order to make them accessible to seniors who need higher levels of care. An additional 36 new units will be built to create a rural integrated lodge-health facility that serves both traditional lodge clients and clients with health care needs.

Quick facts:

  • The Governments of Canada and Alberta are jointly contributing $8,780,000 under the Investments in Affordable Housing 2011-2014 Agreement.

  • The Province of Alberta, through the Affordable Supportive Living Initiative and Alberta Social Housing Corporation, will be contributing an additional $4.96 million.

  • Wildrose Villa accommodations are for eligible seniors in need of affordable and supportive living services.

  • Once complete, Wildrose Villa will offer 58 units of housing for residents in a comfortable, home-like setting.

  • Greater North Foundation is a management body that operates Wildrose Villa and three lodges, community housing and rural and native housing located in Athabasca, Lac La Biche, and Boyle.

Quotes:

"Our Government is committed to helping those who need it most here in Boyle and across Canada. We are proud to support Wildrose Villa, a project that will provide safe and affordable housing for seniors in this community for years to come."

- David Yurdiga, Member of Parliament for Fort McMurray-Athabasca, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development)

"We know that safe, stable, and affordable housing contributes enormously to a senior's overall well-being. We're proud to continue to invest in rural seniors lodges, knowing it means seniors can stay in the communities they helped to build, close to family, friends and neighbours."

- The Honourable Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Seniors, MLA for Edmonton-Glenora

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  • Annually, the Government of Canada, through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), invests approximately $2 billion in housing. These investments improve the quality of life for low-income Canadians and households living in existing social housing, including individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, seniors, persons with disabilities, recent immigrants and Aboriginal people. Economic Action Plan 2013 continued this commitment with a federal investment of more than $1.25 billion over five years to renew the Investment in Affordable Housing to 2019. The Government of Canada will ensure that funds provided to provinces and territories support the use of apprentices, which will support training of skilled labour.

    In the last four years, the Alberta government has dedicated more than $300 million towards seniors' housing across the province for capital maintenance, upgrading, regeneration, replacement, and the addition of new stock. This includes $119.7 million in federal-provincial funding to renew and expand 14 lodges. Renovation projects and replacement units funded by the IAH in 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15 include government-owned lodges in Blairmore, Boyle, Bonnyville, Camrose, Canmore, Cold Lake, Drayton Valley, Forestburg, Grande Prairie, Lamont, Magrath, Milk River, Rimbey, Sedgewick and Sundre.

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