Two new seniors’ facilities approved

Whitchurch-Stouffville council has given the green light to two seniors’ care facilities that will, together, create more than 1,200 new units, including some for seniors with mild dementia.

A seniors’ care facility at Sandiford and Hoover Park Drives will be home to 181 units, including 121 independent supported living units, 30 memory care units and 30 assisted living units. The proposed development by Gottardo, to be located on 1.38 hectares, features a three-storey building and a six-storey building connected by a single-storey ground floor amenity area.

Memory care units are designed for seniors with mild dementia and will provide social, recreation and fitness activities. Assisted living units are for seniors who need assistance with daily living activities like dressing, bathing, grooming and medication but don’t need skilled nursing care. Independent supported living units are for those who require minimal assistance with daily activities but offer the option of additional care and services on an as-needed basis.

Each unit will feature a bathroom but not cooking or laundry facilities. The facility includes common kitchen, dining room and laundry facilities. The developer proposes two pedestrian access points: one from Sandiford Drive and the other from Hoover Park Drive.

Council also approved a zoning amendment by the Mon Sheong Foundation’s proposed development of a long-term care home and seniors’ care facility that will be home to 1,036 units on 4.09 hectares. Three access points have been proposed, with the north and south accesses being utilized for emergency and delivery purposes and the central access for all other purposes. The developer plans to build the proposed development in two phases.

Photo: Mon Sheong Foundation’s proposed long-term care home and seniors’ care facility will be home to 1,036 units. Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville photo

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