The Boissevain-Morton Assisted Living Committee has been working hard to raise funds for a new complex to be built just south of the Boissevain Health Centre. The committee is hoping to break ground for the 36-suite Assisted Living Complex this spring.
Committee Chair, George Heide, says they’ve reached close to $1.5 million thus far, and are nearing their $2 million goal.
“The response has been very good,” says Heide, “and we’ve really picked up in the New Year. We’ve come a long way since November. The support from the community has been great!”
“Our goal is to reach $2 million by the end of January, early February, so we can get all our other plans in place,” he explains. “We need to get that fundraising goal set so we can go forward with the other areas that we need to cover.”
The $2 million needs to be reached in order to secure a mortgage to cover the balance of the construction. Estimates have the project pegged at around $8 million.
“We just need to get all that in place to cover the engineering and the architecture to get the shovel in the ground. We feel the need is there and we’re ready to get started,” he says.
The committee is hoping the construction will begin in spring of this year, for residents to move into the new facility by 2020.