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LOCATION
Chilliwack, BC

CLIENT
Elderberry Cohousing

MDS SERVICES

  • Housing Need and Demand

MDS partnered with Elderberry Cohousing to explore the need and demand for senior cohousing in the Chilliwack area. This included examining current community and housing profiles and conducting population projections over the next decade. After reviewing all of the data, MDS was able to determine that there was an identifiable need and demand for senior cohousing in Chilliwack. Senior cohousing supports physical and emotional security, provides a sense of community and belonging and in addition, provides cost-effective solutions to healthy aging in place.

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  • 4 Storey, 52,000 square feet
  • Designed to LEED Silver Standard
  • 50 units, (4 –2 bedroom, 46 –1 bedroom)
  • 2 elevators -monitored
  • Dining Room and Private Dining Room
  • Craft Room
  • Assisted Bathing
  • Outdoor Gathering Place
  • Laundry on each floor
  • On-Site Parking
  • Theatre Room
  • Lounge
  • 24x7x365 Emergency Response

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

  • 24 x 7 x 365 On-Site Staff
  • 24 x 7 x 365 Off-Site Redundancy

FIRE PROTECTION

  • Monitored Fire/Smoke Alarms in all units and common areas
  • Fully sprinklered building
  • Fire suppression systems in Commercial Kitchen

SAFETY SYSTEMS

  • Audible and Visual Alerts to Emergency in each unit
  • Intercom System allowing two-way communications
  • Emergency pendants provide emergency alert/response throughout building and surrounding site
  • Elevator Monitoring
  • Video Surveillance/Monitoring

PROVIDED SERVICES

  • 2 meals per day
  • Recreation coordination
  • Assisted bathing
  • Weekly linens (towels and sheets)
  • Emergency response
  • Basic utilities (heat, hot water, garbage, recycling)
  • Personal care services – as approved by VIHA
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Weekly light-housekeeping

 

SERVICES AT EXTRA COST

  • Telephone, Cablevision and Internet
  • Additional personal laundry
  • Utility Surcharge of $15.00 per month/unit
  • Private dining functions
  • 2 elevators – monitored
  • Dining Room and Private Dining Room
  • Craft Room
  • Assisted Bathing
  • Outdoor Gathering Place
  • Laundry on each floor
  • On-Site Parking (limited)
  • Theatre Room
  • Lounge

Floor Plans

plan-a1UNIT FEATURES

  • Private lockable self-contained suite
  • Full bathroom with accessible full-width shower
  • Scooter storage in unit
  • Panic alarm
  • Resident selectable temperature controls
  • Operable windows
  • Full kitchen with fridge and stove
  • Cable and telephone hook-ups

plan-b1UNIT FEATURES

  • Private lockable self-contained suite
  • Full bathroom with accessible full-width shower
  • Scooter storage in unit
  • Panic alarm
  • Resident selectable temperature controls
  • Operable windows
  • Full kitchen with fridge and stove
  • Cable and telephone hook-ups

plan-c1UNIT FEATURES

  • Private lockable self-contained suites
  • Full bathroom with accessible full-width shower
  • Scooter storage in unit
  • Panic alarm
  • Resident selectable temperature controls
  • Operable windows
  • Full kitchen with fridge and stove
  • Cable and telephone hook-ups