Seniors in need of residential care now have greater access to housing and supports at the newly renovated and expanded Langley Lodge.
The expansion of Langley Lodge, located at 5451 - 204th St. in Langley, includes a new wing that provides 73 complex care beds for seniors. The pre-existing six-storey tower was renovated to accommodate 66 beds for a total of 139 beds. The building also features amenity space that includes social, lounge and laundry rooms as well as a kitchen, a hair salon and a dining room.
The Province supported the project through long-term financing of approximately $28.1 million. Other partners include the Langley Care Society, who owns and operates the building, and provided the land. In addition, Fraser Health will provide annual operating funding of approximately $6.6 million.
Keith McBain, director, Business Development and Contracts, Residential Care and Assisted Living Program, Fraser Health -
"Fraser Health is pleased to demonstrate our commitment to supporting and improving the lives of seniors in need of residential care with the opening of the Langley Lodge site. Our provision of ongoing operating funding will ensure that the needs of frail elderly people in the Langley area will be met for many years to come."
Terry Metcalfe, president, Langley Care Society -
"Our society is excited to see the official opening of Langley Lodge take place. The expansion and redevelopment of Langley Lodge is essential to attend to the needs of our growing seniors' population. We are thankful to all our partners for their support and dedication to this project."
- Over the last decade, the Province has invested $2.8 billion to provide affordable housing for low-income individuals, seniors and families. This year, more than 95,000 B.C. households will benefit from provincial social housing programs and services.
- In 2011/12 the Province will invest over $3.8 million to provide subsidized housing and rent supplements for more than 1,400 Langley households.
- Established in 1974, the Langley Care Society is a registered non-profit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for seniors in need of 24 hour nursing care that reside at Langley Lodge.
To find out more, visit: www.bchousing.org to learn more about provincial programs and services to address affordable housing.