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- Publicly Subsidized Units: 25
- Private-Pay Units: 16
This 6-storey apartment style residence is conveniently located on Selkirk Waterfront near the Gorge waterway. Close proximity to community resources including the Royal Canadian Legion and local cafes/restaurants. There is a bus stop in front of the building and retail including a pharmacy within 6 blocks. Outdoor features include inviting grounds, patio areas and a waterfront walkway including the Galloping Goose Trail. There is a complex care facility on the same site.
The building's in-house amenities include a family room, arts and craft room, hair salon, tuck shop, wellness centre, library/sun room, recreation room, resident kitchen and family dining room.
Neighbourhood /Community Amenities
Close to the Galloping Goose and the Gorge Waterway Trestle in the Selkirk Waterfront area. Several small cafes, Legion, restaurants, Montessori School, park and trails within walking distance. Burnside Community Centre, Tim Horton’s and Mayfair Mall within 3-5 blocks. Bus stop out back on Gorge Road.
Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation
Multi-cultural and denominational.
Philosophy of Care
The Ahmon Group “Family Way” philosophy applies principles of the Eden Alternative, Gentle Care, Person-Centered Care and its own Principles of Care in all of its homes. The unique Philosophy provides guidance on how to help residents continue to live a meaningful life when they become too frail to live independently. The focus of care is to treat residents as we would one of our own family members, with respect and genuine concern. The philosophy is congruent with, and helps us to live the Mission and Values and creates a world full of opportunity for our elders while building on the heritage of care philosophy envisioned by the Ahmon Group. The “Family Way” includes opportunities for residents to be respected and honored for their wisdom. Opportunities also exist for resident to give back to their community, and engage in every-day meaningful activities. The residents’ rights are to be respected at all times. Residents’ Bill of Rights is posted throughout the home.
Type of Accommodation
- 33 studio apartments (25 publicly subsidized & 8 private-pay)
- 8 one bedroom apartments (private-pay only)
- Ensuite bathrooms with step in shower
- Wheelchair accessible units available
- Studio dimentions (378 - 457 sq ft.)
- One bedroom dimentions (637 - 693 sq ft.)
Residents pay 70% of their after-tax income which covers: 1) monthly rental accommodation; 2) hospitality services: two meals and two snacks daily, weekly housekeeping, laundry, etc.; 3) personal care; and 4) on-site emergency response system. Residents on income assistance pay a flat rate. Items not included as a part of the monthly fee include: telephone, cable, hydro, personal laundry, household and toiletry supplies, medications, personal care products and insurance.
Special Recreational Opportunities
Selkirk Place offers a wide variety of recreation and leisure programs, lead by friendly and qualified recreation staff members, under the direction of the Recreation Therapist. Each resident is encouraged and supported to increase personal wellness in their physical, social, emotional, spiritual and cognitive domains, through recreation participation and exploration.
Residents can choose to enjoy baking and special meals in the Resident Kitchen; explore arts and crafts in the Studio; read and relax in the Sun Lounge; sing, dance or watch movies in the recreation room; or challenge themselves to a group crossword puzzle in the fireside Lounge. Friends and Family are encouraged to attend special events as a resident’s guest.
Outdoor programs are scheduled regularly in the courtyard/patios and/or in the Selkirk Waterfront neighbourhood. Weekly bus outings take place to shopping centre and other points of interest.
Manual or power wheelchairs used throughout.
Motorized Scooter Policy
Scooter use outdoors only, designated storage available.
Smoking permitted in designated outdoor areas.
- Secured entrance with 24 hour staffing
- Cameras monitoring building grounds/entrances/exits and building parkades.
- Tenants are 65+ years of age (younger individuals considered by exception).
- Single tenants plus 4 private suites available for double occupancy.
Any Other Amenities
- Hair Salon
- Fitness Room
- Art Studio
- Tuck Shop
- Recreation Room
- Resident Kitchen
- Family Room
- Scooter Storage Area
- Tenant Parking - Rental
No specific expectations