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continued from front PAGE 2 MONDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2016 THE WEEKLY ANCHOR

Parkland Lodge project moves ahead

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some long term benefits, explained Szegi, “Our original thought was to build in place,” needed.
including the government being responsible said Chambers, “But it was a 10% increase in Szegi said an additional staff member may be
for the building insurance and increased cost and an additional 8-10 months of required due to the layout of the hospital.
access to future funding. construction time. [Moving residents to the old The Evergreens Foundation will likely be
The new facility will now feature a memory hospital] is a really big advantage on the relying on family members to help pack
care wing (formerly dementia care), which is construction side.” personal belongings and expects they will have
designed to help fill the gap for seniors who do Chambers expects painting to be one of the to hire a moving company for at least a day to
not need level four care (round the clock) but biggest needs, as well as updated and fixed assist in the move. If everything goes forward
do need extra supports. flooring, window seals, and cosmetic repairs to as planned they hope to move to the old
The project calls for 102 total rooms that are make the hospital feel more like a home. hospital in the spring.
designed with varying levels of care “They (AHS) has done their regular The new build is expected to take two years to
requirements in mind, including a couple two maintenance. There are foundation troubles complete.
bedroom units and suites on the third floor for but they won't affect us
more independent seniors. Outdoor living for this short term.
includes a roof top patio, activity space, Painting will be the
privacy, parking, and technology were all biggest thing, followed Sid's Safety
considerations during project design. by kitchen equipment.
“We want to build a home that anyone would They didn't want to & Janitor al
be happy to live in or have their parents live leave us anything –
in,” said Szegi. they wanted to take it
During construction, the current lodge out and put it in
residents will be moved into the old Edson s u r p l u s , ” s a i d 5928 - 3rd Avenue, Edson, Alberta T7E 1R8
hospital. If everything proceeds as C h a m b e r s , w h o Phone: (780) 723-6575 Fax: (780) 723-6567
anticipated, the Evergreens Foundation e x p e c t s a m o r e
expects to begin its lease of the building finalized renovation Email:
January 1. b u d g e t o n c e t h e
Once the old hospital is vacated, Evergreen's foundation is able to
staff will be able to get a better understanding d e t e r m i n e w h a t Breathing Air Equipment
of what renovations will be required prior to equipment has been
moving the lodge residents. taken or left and the
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