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July 2016 Community Newsletter

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Ward 6 official websiteHello,

Good news, your Ward 6 office has been working successfully to bring two new senior living facilities to Ward 6! We will be welcoming Signature Retirement Living to Patterson and Silvera for Seniors to Glamorgan.   We encourage planning for complete communities, including  housing options for people throughout their lives in areas they have lived - close to family, friends and amenities they are familiar with.

Prominence Way Retirement Community is anticipated to open in late spring of 2018. In May, construction began on Prominence Way Retirement Community, located in the community of Patterson Heights just north of Old Banff Coach Road SW near Bow Trail SW at 908 Prominence Hill SW. Owned and operated by Signature Retirement Living, Prominence Way Retirement Community will be a 4-storey building containing 180 suites. The design provides 126 independent living suites with a mixture of types of units as well as 54 designated assisted living studios supported by Alberta Health Services, for persons requiring additional care and including a wing for memory care residents.

Two well-established not-for-profit organizations in Calgary, Silvera and Horizon Housing, are working together to redevelop the land next to Silvera’s Westview Community at 5025 45 Street SW adjacent to Glenmore Trail. The Elbow Valley lands came into Silvera’s portfolio in 1964 and in 2000, the lodges were decommissioned. Silvera is redeveloping the land to increase affordable senior housing options in Calgary while creating spaces for seniors to stay in their communities as they age. The new development will include the addition of more independent and supportive living suites with a vibrant, connected mixed-use community for seniors.  The design, while still in the very early stages, will include building locations, pathways, streets and a park space. More application details will be released closer to construction completion.

The City is leading the development of a Seniors Age-Friendly Strategy to help plan for the growing number of older adults, expected to be 1 in 5 Calgarians by 2036. The Seniors Age-Friendly Strategy has six priority areas which include; access to information and services, community support and health, housing, participation and inclusion, prevention of and response to elder abuse, and transportation and mobility. The City is working closely with community partners and Calgarians to implement the plan through 2018. A report to Council on implementation progress is set for October 2016. Visit Seniors Age-Friendly Strategy on to get involved. For general information, safety and transportation information, housing and home support services as well as Police services and recreation, culture and fitness services for seniors provided by The City of Calgary, please visit

Thank you,

Richard Pootmans


This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.

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