Medicine Tree Manor
February 22, 2018
901A MacLeod Trail SW, High River
After a four and half year closure, Westwinds Communities is delighted to re-open Medicine Tree Manor to the High River and area community. The newly constructed Manor is home to over 100 seniors and Westwinds is taking applications for the few remaining spots.
Westwinds is blessed to have sixteen pre-flood Manor residents who were the first to move in on October 24, 2017. “A lot of happy tears were shed, it was such a home coming for our seniors and a celebration for us all to finally have our residents return home” said Joyce Pedersen, Program Manager, on the opening day.
Chief Administrative Officer, Lauren Ingalls, noted that “We have received tremendous support from the community assisting with the lodge rebuilding, it is truly a community effort.” Following the December 15, 2015 fire, the Manor was redesigned to meet resident needs, comply with the current building code and rebuilt in seventeen months. “The Town of High River was instrumental in supporting our reconstruction efforts and their planning department was excellent to work alongside’” Ingalls also noted. “Total reconstruction costs including equipment and furnishings are pegged at $21M. We are also fortunate to salvage the original stained glass from the Manor and it’s a feature wall in the new recreation room.”
The new Manor replaces three buildings of vintages from 1960 to 2008, and is designed for baby boomers with flexible dining times to allow our residents to freely come and go, a bistro, media room, library, spa room, hair dresser, treatment room, exercise room, art walk, sun decks, games room, family dining room for private functions, a scented garden and walking paths.
Medicine Tree Manor features one hundred suites comprised of studio, one bedroom and two bedroom suites with excellent hospitality services. The one and two bedroom suites feature kitchens or kitchenettes and all suites come with appliances.
Residents enjoy an active retirement lifestyle including freshly prepared meals and snacks, a bistro, weekly housekeeping and linen service, twenty four monitoring, access to community services and an active calendar of social and recreational activities for one all-inclusive fee. Monthly rental rates including cable services start at $1,150 per month for a studio suite. To book your complimentary tour please call Tanya Bristow, Program Manager at 403.652.7040.
Westwinds Communities officially re-open the lodge on February 22, 2018. Guests include Minister Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing and MLA, Wayne Anderson.
100 units - 33 studios, 58 - one bedroom suites with kitchens or kitchenettes and 9 - two bedroom suites with kitchens. Many barrier options are available.
Three elevators join each level with suites on three floors.
Centrally located coffee bar, lounge, dining room, private dining room, reception and mail area. Multi-faceted recreation space with recreation room, media room, games room and exercise room. A library, sun decks, lounge, tuck shop, two spa rooms and medical clinic are available for residents to enjoy additional services and activities.
The lodge will accommodate up to 145 seniors and will feature open dining for meal service (residents choose when to dine between a set meal time).
Security features will include keyless entry to lodge and suites for residents, entry monitoring and security pendants.
Technological features include wireless internet in the bistro and library, 2 iPad for resident use, in addition to activity/menu posting at elevator and mail boxes.
The foundation and slab on grade has been retained from original construction in 1995, 2008 and 2015. Fire stabilization features: The existing foundation has been ice blasted and sealed to remove any possible smoke damage.
Energy Efficiency: complies with 2014 building code including Low E energy efficient windows; LED lighting (common areas on photo eyes/timers); appliances; low flow plumbing fixtures; controlled heating, cooling and domestic water.
Construction is a blend of wood frame, steel and panel construction.
Special Thank you to our Construction Team:
Architects: Sahuri & Partners.
Project Manager: Lawson Projects.
General Contractor: Clark Builders.
Construction costs are $21M.
Construction timeline: June 2016 – October 2017 (17 months).
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