Making Room for Seniors on the Saanich Peninsula
Affordable homes for seniors are in high demand and short supply everywhere in our Province including on the Saanich Peninsula, where more than 640 seniors have been identified as in need. The South Vancouver Island Housing Society (SVIHS) who operates the well established and highly regarded Legion Manor, are determined to help address that need with the proposed new development, Legion Village.
Building a new affordable complex of independent and assisted living homes has long been the vision for the group, however finding suitable land in Central Saanich has been an ongoing challenge. Today, with the help of Peninsula Co-op, the development team has identified the perfect location at the corner of Kersey and West Saanich Road. The process of applying for the rezoning and amendments to the Official Community Plan for these desperately needed homes has begun. With the support of the municipality and the community, the new Legion Village will be built and will offer 100 independent, 100 assisted and six respite suites along with 24 units designed and dedicated for memory care.
The SVIHS is a committed and well respected member of the Central Saanich community. Under the guidance of their volunteer board, the dedicated and compassionate staff at Legion Manor work hard to ensure those that reside there are well cared for. They are made to feel like family. This dedication carries on through many aspects of their business acumen ensuring, where at all possible products and services are sourced locally.
This commitment to community through the provision of affordable homes for seniors at a time when the need is so dire will be the underlying theme that will guide the vision of the new Legion Village.
The volunteer board is led by Dave Sinclair who over the decades has dedicated his time to bettering the lives of not only Legion members but the community in general.