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Dec. 3, 2021 | Friday
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FUTURE VISION: Part 5: An assisted-living facility for those over 65
The old NOTL Hospital.

Karen Gansel
Special to The Lake Report

Having lived in the Old Town area of Niagara-on-the-Lake for 27 years now, the most frequent desire I’ve heard from residents over the age of 65 is for a good facility in town for them to age in place.

Many have chosen the three-storey, purpose-built building on Niagara Stone Road near Hunter Road with some satisfaction.

However, their only complaint is that there’s no dining facility within the building or nearby for those who no longer cook for themselves.

For that reason, I’d suggest the old NOTL hospital site would be ideal for an assistive-living facility for those over the age of 65.

It would need to contain individual apartments with a central dining facility and have personal support workers available on site or on an on-call basis as needed.

Many older people would love this since they could still see the town they love every day by sitting outside or going for a walk.

There are many experts who know how to build this type of facility so I’m sure one would come forward.

 

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