Park Place chosen to construct Meadow Ridge

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Included in the Park Place proposal was provision for a second phase, which could add additional supportive housing or continuing care or other services suitable for a seniors’ campus, depending on future community need.

“This is a great day for Medicine Hat and especially for seniors in Medicine Hat,” said Len Mitzel, MLA for Cypress-Medicine Hat, speaking at the announcement March 21. “There are many amenities that draw seniors to our area and by assisting in the development of the Park Place project and these 80 new affordable supportive living spaces, reflects our commitment to help the supply of seniors’ accommodations that will allow them to age in place.”

The funding for the project is from the 2011-12 ASLI budget. All project applications are reviewed and rated against established program criteria by a cross-ministry panel. Project selection carefully balances providing seniors and persons with disabilities in these communities with increased access to quality accommodations and services while ensuring public funds are used effectively.

“When Alberta Seniors chose Park Place Village proposal, we’re certain the excellent work of the staff at The Wellington was a consideration. The Wellington has proved that we deliver on our promise to enrich the lives of seniors,” said Park Place owner Al Jina. As at The Wellington, Connecting Care will be the service provider at Park Place Village.

In support of the application, Park Place Seniors Living received many letters of endorsement, including the following:

  • From a family member: “After researching, interviewing and visiting many Retirement Residences in Medicine Hat, there is no doubt that The Wellington was our best choice… Our families are so fortunate to have our parents living at The Wellington. The Front Office Staff have been second-to-none and have lived up to all of their commitments… The day-to-day environment created by the friendly staff gives the seniors the want to live and be a part of the many activities provided.”
  • From a resident of 2.5 years: “May I offer a word of endorsement and recognition. My stay here has been most welcome with planned activities in a related community-living. Retirement, in today’s ‘verbiage’, offers a new lease on life!”

The design of the proposed Park Place Village builds on the expertise of Park Place Seniors Living, gained in almost 20 years of owning, operating and developing seniors’ residences.

The new seniors’ campus will be built on a 4.25 acre parcel at 259 Park Meadows Drive SE.

Highlights of the proposal to Alberta Seniors included:

  • Provision of landscaped, secure wandering gardens attached to the cottages for residents with dementia;
  • Creation of smaller, friendly neighbourhoods, each with its own dining room and facilities, for residents living in the supportive living suites;
  • Shared activity and social spaces, including a sheltered courtyard, plus on-site offices for Alberta Health or drop-in health professionals;
  • On-site hair salon and barber, tuck shop, and assisted spa bathing, which may be open to seniors living outside the Village; and
  • Provision of either a Seniors Wellness Centre or an Adult Daycare as part of the Village, depending on which is the greater community need.

Park Place Village will have space for up to 84 residents, of whom 80 will be in affordable housing with care services funded through Alberta Health. The remaining spaces will be available for private pay residents, whether long-term or for short-term respite care.



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