Red Deer’s old Piper Creek Lodge to be replaced with $28-million senior’s housing project

Red Deer’s old Piper Creek Lodge to be replaced with $28-million senior’s housing project

The oldest seniors’ home in Alberta — Red Deer’s Piper Creek Lodge — will be replaced by 2021 after the provincial government invested $28-million in creating a new 100-unit complex.

Wednesday’s announcement by Red Deer MLAs Barb Miller and Kim Schreiner on behalf of the seniors and housing ministry, was met with excitement by staff and residents.

“I think it’s wonderful! I hope I live that long,” said Blanche Hanson, who has resided at the 63-year-old lodge on 33rd Street for the past 11 years.

The new 100-unit nursing home will be built several blocks south, on 30th Street at Bremner Avenue — the current site of the shut-down Red Deer Nursing Home.

 

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