Here are some pictures of the first stages of the Seniors Village they are constructing behind the Health Clinic.
Fund raising continues to complete the buildings. I know an auction is planned the 17th of August. See some details HERE
Noba & Mike pre-fabing walls
Johnnie Vosper & his excavator back-filling
Laying the foundations
Joel taping the insulation
Seniors Village Underway
Comment by Leslie Wyn Evans on 6th August 2008 I hear that my nephew, Romney, is managing the 6 person construction crew at the Seniors' Village by your new Health Centre these days. That's great news for everyone!
Who Gets to Live in Senior's Village ?
Comment by Walker Evans on 6th August 2008 I don't get why seniors who supposedly are getting too old for independent living are wanting to move into self-contained cottages. Isn't this just a scaled down house and garden from what they were maintaining before ? Furthermore wouldn't it be more efficient to house these seniors in a multi-unit building not to mention more energy efficient. And the other issue that crops up is who will get to live in these 'cottages ?' Will there be a lottery of some sort or are these 'cottages' already reserved for specific people ? I certainly hope that not one penny of my tax dollars go towards this project. I think it's not well thought out. Are these remote gulf islands really suitable for seniors to live out their lives as they accumulate more health problems and their need for assisted living increases. But I guess nobody wants to admit these things. Good luck !