Abbeyfield House gets support from CBT and CSRD

Abbeyfield House in Golden has new flooring thanks to support from CBT an CSRD.

  • Aug. 31, 2012 5:00 p.m.

Karen Smedley

Vice President

Abbeyfield House Society

The residents of Abbeyfield House are now enjoying new flooring throughout their communal living areas thanks to the generous support of the Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District.

Abbeyfield House provides affordable, safe and secure housing for independent seniors in a communal living setting that enhances the physical, social and emotional well being of the residents.

The goal of the project was to maintain the aesthetic appeal, safety and hygienic conditions of Abbeyfield House by upgrading the flooring in the communal living areas used by our senior residents.

After 12 years of service the original flooring was in need of replacement to secure the safety of our elderly residents as they move about the House by replacing flooring that impedes ease of movement (carpet) and linoleum that due to age is lifting and creating obstacles that may cause residents to trip and fall.

The residents are now enjoying a bright new surface that they find is clean and easy to walk upon.

Abbeyfield House is operated by a not-for-profit Society paid for by rental income from its residents.

While rental income covers the annual operating costs of the House, saving for major household renovations and maintenance is always a challenge. The support of the CBT and CSRD, both current and in previous years has been a critical factor in the successful maintenance of the house.

Abbeyfield House gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Columbia Basin Trust  (Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program) which supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin.

Abbeyfield House would also like to thank the Columbia Shuswap Regional District for their support of this project.