LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. — Construction has started on St. Anne’s Haven, a new continuing care centre in Lethbridge, Alta. that will add 102 units for those needing supportive living and dementia care.
The $26-million facility will be on almost five acres in Lethbridge’s Garry Station neighbourhood. The three-storey building will feature natural light, visiting spaces, a chapel and outdoor patio and gardens. Seniors will live in small home-like groupings of 17 suites, each with its own private entry, kitchen and dining area.
Officials noted the building was designed around social interaction and a sense of community, independence and high-quality care.
The facility is expected to open to residents in 2022. It is named after St. Anne, the patron saint of grandparents.
“This facility will benefit all of Lethbridge,” said Nathan Neudorf, MLA for Lethbridge-East, in a press release. “St. Anne’s Haven will be a safe and welcoming home where seniors and people with disabilities can get the care they need. Thank you to Covenant Care for providing thoughtful, compassionate care to our community’s seniors, people with complex needs and their families.”