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General · 20th March 2014
Maureen McDowell
The fifth home at Seniors Housing has been occupied for three months by a very appreciative senior. Next month, work will be begin on the landscaping near the new unit. When the grass starts to grow, the construction phase of this new home will be completed. The Board of Directors continues to manage the five-unit property, to pay down the debt as much as possible, and to discuss future plans for Seniors Housing.

The Society would like to thank all of our benefactors for their continuing support of the housing project. Recently, $7000. was received thanks to Jim Abram and the Regional District, who approved our application. The Regional District received the funding from VIHA to promote healthy communities and to help with housing. Thanks to Jim, for again supporting the seniors housing project. The Regional District-sourced grant was used for early construction costs of the fifth unit - the timing of the grant was much appreciated. Pictured in the photo are Jim Abram and several Seniors Housing Directors on site last week.

Tru Value stores in the Cove and Heriot Bay have been great supporters of the Quadra Island community. The staff at both Tru Value stores have donated last year’s proceeds from casual dress Fridays, and additional money raised for charity at their 2013 Christmas party. Again thanks to this neighbourly business for their one percent donation to local charities. Seniors Housing’s number at both Tru Value stores is 275, if you are deciding which local charity to support. A huge thank you to the staff of both local grocery stores, and thanks to managers Stuart and Darcy. You are helping us pay down the mortgage debt.

A donation in memory of Len Lakberg was received a few months ago. Dear friends of Len thoughtfully considered that Seniors Housing was a nice way to recognize his life and passing. Len was an important figure in our community and this donation helps future seniors remain on the island. Thank you.

The Society appreciates every bit of financial help it gets from the community. If you have been thinking of making a charitable donation on Quadra, the Senior Housing Society would appreciate your consideration of our project this year. Tax receipts are available. Please mail donations to Quadra Island Seniors Housing, Box 535, Quathiaski Cove, V0P 1N0. There are now nine tenants at Seniors Housing. We appreciate the caring that allows islanders to remain on Quadra as they age.

If you would like eventually to live in our Seniors Housing complex, the Society encourages you to fill out an application and have your name added to the wait list. To apply you must have been a resident of Quadra Island for the last two years. Also you must be at least 65 years old. If your partner or spouse is under 65, but you meet the age requirement, this is acceptable for application. To receive an application form please phone Heather at (250) 285-2553.