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Growing Elim Village phases in Emerald facility

Aging-in-place concept

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SURREY, British Columbia – The standing-room only crowd at the recent grand opening ceremony of the 109-suite Emerald building at Elim Village heard various dignitaries heap abundant praise on the efforts of the care society. The self-supporting village was called an example to follow by B.C. cabinet minister Kevin Falcon while Mayor Doug McCallum congratulated it for having gained the respect from the surrounding community.

The multi-phases Elim Village recently opened for occupancy the Emerald facility which is its answer to “aging in place” when fully independent living no longer is desirable. Elim’s Emerald Plus features include meals and snacks in two dining rooms, housekeeping services and attendance of 24-hour care staff. The Elim Village’s other facilities, the Bowron and Atlin condominium buildings, are flanked by a row of duplexes at two sides of the 23-acre property. Several other buildings, including a nursing facility, still are on the drawing boards to be brought forward over a number of years.