Work begins on Alberta affordable seniors’ housing complex

by Ephraim Vecina12 Jul 2017
Construction is now underway at the new Ridgeview Lodge, a 53-unit facility that will cater to seniors looking for affordable housing options.

The development is jointly financed by the governments of Canada and Alberta, with additional funding by Ridge Country Housing, a foundation that provides administrative management for lodge and housing units for low-income seniors and families.

The new complex will be replacing the existing lodge which was built in the 1960s. It is slated to feature a multi-purpose area for residents, along with a commercial kitchen, a dining area, an administration area, a salon, and many other amenities.

Work on the project began in the wake of the Alberta government’s release of the Provincial Affordable Housing Strategy on June 26. The initiative will increase the supply of low-cost housing and support for financially struggling Albertans, including seniors.

“Seniors built this province and they deserve to retire in dignity. The new Ridgeview Lodge is an example of our commitment to making life better for seniors,” according to Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing. “We are proud to partner with the Government of Canada and Ridge County Housing on this project, as this new facility will meet the needs of many seniors in Raymond and surrounding area.”

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