By Marianne Curtis
On November 5, the community of Niverville celebrated the official kick off construction on a new personal care home.
About four hundred people turned out to help celebrate the start of construction of a new 85 bed personal care home. The community-owned Niverville Heritage Holdings, which owns the personal-care home in St. Adolphe, has been working hard to replace the existing 42-bed facility with a new 80-bed facility in Niverville. When the project was initialized several years ago by Niverville Holdings, it was estimated to cost $11.5 million.
Gord Daman, Board Chair for Niverville Heritage Holdings says it was an emotional day to finally announce this project is moving forward.
“Some of the construction has already been done and we hope to have the whole personal care home complete by the fall of 2013,” stated Damon.
Niverville Mayor Greg Fehr is grateful for all the support the project has received.
“The turnout for the sod turning is amazing – it is so encouraging to see so many people out,” stated Fehr. “The success of the community is about coming together, it’s about partnerships.”
The new facility will be built next to the Niverville Heritage Centre, an 80,000-square-foot complex that is home to a primary health-care centre, a medical clinic, physiotherapy and dental clinics, a daycare and an event centre. It will also be next to the Niverville Credit Union Manor, an assisted-living and supportive-care residence for seniors and people with disabilities.
Construction on the new facility in Niverville is expected to begin in the fall with an expected completion date in 2013.