The Deh Gáh Got’îê Koe seniors’ complex has reopened in Fort Providence following renovations. Seven additional units for seniors have been created.
In a news release on Tuesday, the NWT government said a local contractor and local workers had completed the project, which is designed to help more Elders remain in their home community.
“Seniors are a key part of our community. Ensuring that seniors have housing in the community is important to us,” Fort Providence’s mayor, Danny Beaulieu, was quoted as saying.
“This renovation means that more of our seniors can reside in our community and spend time with family and friends.”
Ensuring seniors can age in place is a stated priority of Caroline Cochrane’s government. Paulie Chinna, the housing minister, said that was “a crucial part of ensuring the health and wellbeing of our Elders.”