By Jamie Rieger
Bow Island’s Pleasant View Lodge is one of a number of rural seniors’ facilities in the province to receive some funding for improvements, it was announced last week.
The Governments of Canada and Alberta are working to make life better for residents of rural Alberta by investing more than $14 million in joint funding to upgrade affordable housing units.
In particular, seniors will benefit as most of the investment will go towards renovating and repairing seniors’ housing. The funding has been allocated for projects like hot water tank replacements, furnace upgrades, and roof repairs.
Karen Waldbauer, manager of Pleasant View Lodge said the $163,000 grant they are receiving will be go toward some much-needed roof repairs at the lodge.
The project is one of more than 300 projects in rural Alberta. The federal and provincial governments are providing combined funding of more than $57 million province-wide to affordable housing capital maintenance projects through 2018. More than $14 million of that
“Seniors helped build this province and deserve to retire in dignity. Seniors’ lodges are the cornerstone of rural communities. Our government is working to make life better for rural Albertans by investing in upgrades in affordable housing, including seniors housing,” said Lori Sigurdson, Alberta Minister of Seniors and Housing.