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Seniors Housing

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Focus on the Future

Westwinds Communities, the leading provider of affordable housing within the Foothills Region, has recently updated their guiding principles – allowing them to further refine their focus and ability to support families and individuals in

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Coal Trail Residences

Coal Trail Residences: 

A professionally managed three story apartement building located on the north-west side of High River, offering one, two and three bedroom units.   The rental rate at Coal Trail includes an in- suite washer and

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Town of Okotoks Land Purchase

Town of Okotoks completes first step to purchase land to support housing diversity

Okotoks, AB: Okotoks has negotiated an offer to purchase a three-acre parcel of land in the D’Arcy neighbourhood, at the corner of Sandstone Gate and

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About Us

Annually Westwinds Communities formerly the Foothills Foundation provides assistance to over 575 households in 10 communities, employees 62 staff and has annual budget of 7.5M (2016). Since 1960, we have been governed by a voluntary board and legislated under the Alberta Housing Act. The name Westwinds reflects the wind direction we receive in the Southern Alberta Region and provides context of our location. Communities reflects our supportive living, independent living, family housing and affordable housing communities in addition to the communities we provide service. The logo reflects our three program streams: Blue - supportive living(lodges), Green - social housing (independent living, family housing and rent supplement) and Gold - affordable housing.

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Supportive Living

A Supportive Living Centre or “Lodge” is a supportive residence providing accommodation to the seniors of Alberta.

Sandstone Lodge

Sandstone Lodge, 101 Centre Court, Okotoks is centrally situated in a park setting in a community with City amenities.  This well maintained lodge features 46 suites.

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High Country Lodge

High Country Lodge, 707 Government Road, Black Diamond is an intimate, friendly and well maintained lodge featuring 41 suites.

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Medicine Tree Manor

The Medicine Tree Manor, 901A MacLeod Trail SW, High River opened its door to High River and area seniors in October 2017 featuring 100 suites. 

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Independent Living

Independent Living is a subsidized rental program. It provides housing to seniors and senior couples who have a low or modest income. Tenants pay rent based on 30% of qualifying income from all household members.

Valley Villa

Located at 401 Windsor Avenue in the picturesque town of Turner Valley, Valley Villa is a single storey four apartment building.

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Sheep River House

Located at 21 Elma Street, Okotoks in the picturesque town of Okotoks, Sheep River House  is a three storey four apartment building.

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Spitzee House

Located at 530-4th Avenue High River, nestled next to George Lane Park, Spitzee House is a three storey apartment building consisting of 15 one bedroom suites and 15 studio suites. 

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Soderberg House

Tucked into a well established residential area, Soderberg House is located at 901 Macleod Trail High River. A single storey building containing 20 units.


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Glen Mead Park Properties

Glen Mead Park apartments are situated at 701, 703 & 709 Government Road in Black Diamond, in close proximity to High Country Lodge.

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Frequently Asked Questions

View our frequently asked questions about our supportive living, independent living, community living, affordable housing and rent supplement clicking below:

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