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General · 8th February 2015
Valerie Barr
Seniors Housing has had residents for over four years. Time flies by, and the Board continues to manage the property and pay down the debt as much as possible. The five units built are occupied by nine tenants. Last Spring, the landscaping was completed around the fifth unit - which has been occupied for more than a year. At this time, fine tuning of the housing project is underway, with upgrades for safety and convenience installed, and minor repairs being done as needed. The current Board of Directors is a hard-working, practical group of dedicated volunteers with many different types of experience. They are doing a great job and making good choices for the future of Seniors Housing.
The Board would like to thank the following volunteers for their kind assistance: Maria Leang for analyzing the insurance coverage and making recommendations, Ron Lolacher for carpentry repairs to the outside storage cupboards, Gerald Ammundsen for working on Boxing Day with Board member Nancy Allwarden, to repair a broken heating system, Paul Horner for installing safety handles in one unit, Trevor Johnston Board member for his ongoing supervision of the physical plant maintenance. Also, Al Beattie, Alan Burnett, Trevor Johnston and Val Barr for cleaning up branches and firewood after a group of Alders were removed. The fire wood was delivered to the free firewood program.
The Quadra Island Seniors Housing Society appreciates the continuing community support. Thank you to both Tru-Value Stores for their one percent donation and their customers who choose #275 to support the Seniors Housing Project. This money goes to paying down the mortgage each year.
If you would like eventually to live in our Seniors Housing complex, the Society encourage 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.