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Fort Providence seniors’ centre reopens

Last modified: December 2, 2020 at 1:57pm


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.

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“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.”

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