More assisted living coming to Golden

Eight more rooms to open in late December.

As many people walking or driving along 8th Avenue South may have noticed, construction on the new section of the Mountain View Assisted Living facility is moving swiftly along.

The Golden Community Resources Society (GCRS) will operate of the new Seniors’ Independent Living units currently being built by BC Housing.

Tricia Bowness is the Site Manager at the facility who explained how the development has happened.

“The expansion for the eight new senior’s independent housing was in the original plans that BC Housing had for Mountain View Assisted Living over four years ago. It took a bit of time to get the project started, but it is progressing very quickly now,” Bowness said.

GCRS presently manages the adjacent Mountain View Assisted Living facility and this expansion is in response to a need in the community.

Bowness explained this type of housing is important to the area because, “It’s very important for the senior’s that live in our community to have several different types of housing options. This way, they can have choices that meet their individual needs and most importantly, they can remain in our community.”

She went on  to say, “There are several advantages to this type of housing. The rent calculation is based on 30 percent of the household income. We have staff that does snow removal and lawn maintenance. Meal services can purchased for an additional cost.”

Applications are available at Mountain View Assisted Living and online at Applications are to be returned to Mountain View, 750-8th Avenue, South, Golden.

The anticipated date for opening is December 1, 2011.

“My goal is to operate a vibrant community of seniors that can age in place, as comfortably as possible. Mountain View is a great place to work and a great place to live,” Bowness said.