TGIS puts out housing survey

The Greenwood Improvement Society is launching a community survey that will inform a feasibility study for senior's housing in the city.

In 2011, more than 30 per cent of the population in Greenwood was 65 years of age or older, nearly double the provincial average of 16 per cent.

Many seniors would like to stay in their home community as they age but cannot do so if there is no suitable seniors’ housing; many residents have aging parents or relatives living in other parts of the province who would consider moving to Greenwood if seniors’ housing were available, maintains The Greenwood Improvement Society (TGIS).

TGIS has obtained funding from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to conduct a feasibility study regarding building a seniors’ housing complex in Greenwood. Over the next few weeks, TGIS will be conducting a housing/demographic survey in the Greenwood area. The findings of the survey will help TGIS decide if it is feasible to build such a complex and, if so, how many units should be built and what services should be provided.

Surveys will be delivered to mailboxes this week or can be obtained by calling Fred Marshall at 250-445-6496 or Art Mudrie at 250-445-6631.

TGIS wants to hear from all residents and especially from seniors aged 65 and older and from residents who have aging parents or other relatives who would move to a seniors’ housing complex in Greenwood if one were available.

Take the time to complete the surveys and return them in the self-addressed and stamped envelope, which will be included in the survey package.

 

Just Posted

Fruitvale man identified in fatal zipline accident in Thailand

Spencer Donaldson, 25, was from Fruitvale, B.C., the city’s mayor has confirmed

Fruitvale man, 25, dies after falling from zipline in Thailand, reports say

Bangkok Post says man fell from Flight of the Gibbon zipline in Chiang Mai

What’s age got to do with it? B.C. couple with 45-year gap talks happy marriage

An Armstrong couple that has 45-year age gap began turning heads after being featured on show Extreme Love.

WATCH: South Vancouver Island shooting an ‘isolated and targeted’ incident, say police

One person in custody, another fled following shooting and crash on West Shore

Woe, Canada: Bruins down Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7

No Canadian teams left in Stanley Cup playoffs

Defence accuses officer of ‘incompetence’ in trial for B.C. man accused in daughters’ murder

Double murder trial for the Victoria father accused of killing his two young daughters continues

Should B.C. parents receive money if they make sure their kids are vaccinated?

New survey looks at public opinion around government’s role in forcing immunizations

B.C. men challenge constitutionality of Canada’s secret no-fly list

Parvkar Singh Dulai says he received a “denial of boarding” notification under the no-fly program last May 17

Murder on B.C. property didn’t need to be disclosed before sale, court rules

Buyer had tried to break contract after learning a man with ties to crime had been murdered there

B.C.’s largest Vaisakhi festival target of threatening Facebook post: Surrey RCMP

Police say they are investigating the posts on Facebook, after local MLA forwarded screenshots

Pug life: B.C. town boasts waggish list of dog names

Freedom-of-information request lists most ‘pupular’ dog names registered in White Rock

Most Read