Silvera for Seniors

Silvera for Seniors has been providing safe and affordable housing to lower-income seniors since 1962. They serve, support, and advocate for those in the “silver era” of their lives. Today, they are Calgary’s largest provider of seniors’ housing and the second largest in Alberta. They believe seniors are a valued and vital part of our communities.


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. In addition to the many reasons seniors come to need Silvera’s services, many will also be faced with deteriorating health issues and end up in the hospital due to lack of appropriate, affordable and supportive housing options.


RESOLVE Project
  •   Build a new apartment building for 120+ 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.
  • A commercial kitchen and dining area offers a place for seniors to enjoy a nutritious meal together.
  • Common space is 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.
  • Health care and preventative programming.

*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