Seniors housing unveiled

New 10-unit facility opens for residents in Lake Country

BARRY GERDING

Black Press

Seniors and people with disabilities in Lake Country now have better access to affordable housing at Pinewood Villas, a new 10-unit modular housing facility funded by the provincial and federal governments along with community partners.

“This project is a great example of what we strive for,” said Kelowna-Lake Country MP Ron Cannan.

“All levels of government working together with a wonderful not-for-profit organization to provide quality, affordable and accessible housing for people to live in a safe and friendly community environment.”

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick said affordable housing for seniors is a priority for the provincial government.

“With the opening of Pinewood Villas, seniors now have increased affordable housing options that are specifically designed for their needs right here in Lake Country.”

The federal and provincial governments contributed about $1.4 million for the construction of seniors’ rental housing apartments.

The Society of HOPE manages and operates the Pinewood building.

“We strongly believe in providing seniors with an array of housing options that are safe and affordable,” said Lorne Gerber, society president.

“Pinewood Villas is a true testament to this. I would like to thank all partners involved in making this project a reality.”

Pinewood Villas, located at 10274 Bottom Wood Lake Rd., is a seniors’ rental housing development that provides 10 units of affordable modular housing for seniors and people with disabilities.