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Sod Turned on Our New Building!

Ted and Linie Friesen officially break ground on our new assisted living complex

Ted and Linie Friesen officially break ground on our new assisted living complex

The Gardens on Tenth broke ground on the new building for their property in Altona on October 31, 2013. Ted and Linie Friesen will be among the first residents in the 55-plus assisted living facility and they officially turned the sod, symbolizing the start of construction. The complex offers independent living with services and comes with an estimated price tag of $18.5 million. Gardens Board Chair David Wiebe says it was exciting to have this day finally come, noting it’s a huge moment for the organization and community. “Fifty years ago the original Ebenezer Home was established. This will be the first new assisted living facility that we’re building for seniors in our community in many years.”

Gardens Board Chair David Wiebe

Gardens Board Chair David Wiebe

Wiebe went on to say that a lot of hard work has gone into planning. “We had our visioning day in the community in 2010. It was very clear seniors of today and seniors of tomorrow wanted more space and more services and that’s what we’re hoping to provide with the new facility.”

WBS Construction has already been working on site preparation and Wiebe says crews, which includes a number of Altona businesses, are working on a sixteen month timeline for completion. He expects an official opening in spring of 2015.

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Gardens Administrator Ray Hamm

 Original news item by Candace Derksen published by Pembina Valley Online.com