Abbeyfield Construction Steadily Continues
In the quiet little community of Dominion City, sounds of heavy machinery and hammering can be heard as the Von-Ast Construction crew continues to work on the Abbeyfield Housing project. Cranes were brought in recently to help secure the rafters in place and plywood was hoisted onto the roof in order to enclose it. Seeing such large equipment at work is new and exciting for many witnesses watching the construction.
Abbeyfield House will be removed from the bustle of larger centers, located in a rural, serene and peaceful space. Residents will be able to share memories with other friendly seniors like themselves while enjoying food, crafts, games and other activities. They can live worry free knowing that their meals, light housekeeping, and weekly laundry will be looked after. Best of all, they will never have to feel alone.
January 13, 2016
The governments of Canada and Manitoba will be providing more than $566,000 under the federal-provincial Investment in Affordable Housing 2014-2019 agreement.
"Our board deeply appreciates the financial support the provincial and federal governments have provided through the affordable housing initiative and, in particular, the expertise provided by the compassionate and professional staff here in Manitoba.”
- Bryan Nichols, board chair
Read official News Release from the Province of Manitoba here
December 3, 2015
Dominion City Becomes Home to Manitoba’s First ‘Abbeyfield House’
Dominion City, MB - After two years of planning, construction has begun on Abbeyfield House in Dominion City. This unique seniors housing facility will be the first Abbeyfield home in Manitoba, joining over 1,100 Abbeyfield Homes around the world.
This 10-suite senior’s housing facility is located in a peaceful residential area of Dominion City, surrounded by inviting green space. Under the direction of a house manager, Abbeyfield House will provide home cooked meals, light housekeeping and weekly laundry.
On the main floor of the home there will be a large open kitchen, dining and lounging area suitable for on-site activities and for entertaining guests. If interested, residents will have full access to use the kitchen between meal times. On the lower level, residents will have use of a rec room, workshop, craft room and lockers.
"The compassion, commitment and creativity exhibited by both local residents and the municipal council of Emerson Franklin in their efforts to support their seniors through this project is a shining examples for other communities to follow,” says project consultant Gordon Daman.
Abbeyfield House will offer seniors who no longer want to shoulder the responsibility of maintaining their own home, a beautiful and secure environment in which to live. This home will be a place for seniors to maintain their independence and lead their lives their own way.
For an interview please contact:
Phone: 855-371-5833 (Toll Free) or 204-289-3039 - Ext. 200
About The Abbeyfield Society:
Abbeyfield is a non-profit society which was established nearly 60 years ago. With over 1,100 Abbeyfield Homes throughout the world, seniors are receiving care in homes where they are able to maintain independence, while still receiving the care they need.
Abbeyfield House Dominion City is a member of The Abbeyfield Society.
Our goal is "To provide for our seniors a balance between privacy, companionship, security and independence."