The Valemount Seniors Housing Society asked seniors in the Robson Valley what they wanted the society to prioritize and develop in Valemount.
The survey determined that seniors looking to move into age-friendly housing are seeking independent affordable housing units along with services like meals, housekeeping, laundry, social activities and personal care (hygiene, bath, etc.).
The Society is using this document to create a masterplan for seniors’ development.
Currently, there is no housing facility in Valemount that provides support services for seniors. The closest long-term care facility to serve Valemount is an hour or 90 kilometres away, within the McBride Hospital.
Phase 1 for the new development would be a Supported / Assisted Living facility and the future phase would include amenities to provide long term care in Valemount.
In February 2020, the Seniors Housing & Care Needs Report was incorporated into the Target Tenant Demographic Report for the Village of Valemount by Rashmi Narayan of Spirited Exchanges Consulting.