Strathcona County is getting a new seniors facility.
The Alberta government is providing $32.4 million to the Heartland Housing Foundation to build the new facility.
This new complex will be built to standards more adaptive to the needs of seniors, ensuring that they can stay in their home if their level of care changes.
"Seniors built this province and they deserve to retire in dignity, the new Clover Bar Lodge will make life better for seniors by providing more affordable housing choices for seniors in Sherwood Park and surrounding communities," explained Minister of Seniors and Housing Lori Sigurdson.
The current Clover Bar Lodge was built in 1960 and is starting to deteriorate, with leaky roofs and bursting pipes.
Construction of the new lodge is scheduled to begin spring of 2018 with move-in set for 2020. The focus of the new facility is on more space for seniors with the capacity increasing from 79 units to 144 units.
Strathcona County is providing 2.2 hectares of land for this new lodge, allowing for possible future expansion.