Grunthal seniors housing opens with ribbon cutting


 

In Grunthal, this $4.5 million affordable housing project was officially opened.

  By Marianne Curtis

   A year after construction began, the community of Grunthal celebrated the grand opening of a new assisted living and supportive housing complex recently with an official ribbon cutting.

   On October 29, the Menno Home Board and Foundation celebrated the official completion of the $4.5 million housing complex. The new complex has been named Greendale Estate and is located adjacent to the Menno Home for the Aged.

   According to Annie Funk, residents began moving into the 42 bed specialized housing complex at the beginning of September.

   “Tremendous community support and financial contributions helped make Greendale Estate a reality,” stated Funk. “This is a culmination of much hard work and all involved are excited that this project is successfully built.”

   The $4.5 million housing project will includes twelve supportive housing units and thirty one-bedroom assisted living units for low to moderate income seniors.

   Local fundraising and contributions from the RM of Hanover have helped to see this project to fruition. The RM of Hanover council has promised $400,000 to the project to be distributed over a ten year period. The $2.7 million balance of the project was made available for the initiative through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the federal government’s plan to stimulate the economy and create jobs during the global recession.

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