Silvera for Seniors

Silvera for Seniors has been providing affordable housing for seniors with low-to-moderate income since 1962. It is a leading advocate and caring provider of affordable homes and services for seniors to age in place with dignity, making it great to be a senior in Calgary.


Why do we need this building?

The senior population in Calgary is projected to double by the mid-2020s and, by the early 2030s, about one in five Albertans will be over the age of 65. Because seniors are living longer, they often have more cognitive and/or mobility and health issues and need supported homes for a longer period of time.


RESOLVE Project
  •   Build a new apartment building for 125 low-income seniors
  • Tenants pay rent based on their income so that it’s affordable.

Design:

  • A fully accessible building removes barriers that people with mobility challenges face – this could include ramps, wider hallways, etc. This means tenants can stay in their homes for longer as they age.
  • A concrete, fire-retardant design with an emergency call bell system increases safety for seniors.
  • Therapeutic bathing units help to relieve the aches and pains that often accompany old age.
  • A commercial kitchen and dining area offers a place for seniors to enjoy a nutritious meal together.
  • Multipurpose spaces, non-denominational spiritual spaces and commercial/retail space are an opportunity to bring in the greater community and unite them with seniors which helps to reduce isolation and loneliness.

Support:

  • 24/7 non-medical staff provide meals, laundry, light housekeeping and activities
  • Community Resource Coordinators help with accessing services, income tax, forms and transportation
  • Alberta Health Services looks after the medical needs of seniors

*Rendering and project features are subject to change

 

Arlene Adamson, Chief Executive Officer

“There are seniors who can’t afford personal hygiene products or batteries for their hearing aids. We’re facing an explosion of the population who don’t have pensions and never made enough income to put some away. We’re honoured to be part of RESOLVE so we can ensure their needs are met.” — Arlene Adamson, Chief Executive Officer