Thursday, 27 October 2011 08:23

Independent living option opens in Pincher Creek

Written by 
Rate this item
(0 votes)

By Susan Quinlan
Pincher Creek
Seniors in Pincher Creek and area now have another option for independent living, as Whispering Winds Village recently opened its doors with its grand opening Sept. 21.

The 77-unit complex includes studio, one- and two-bedroom suites complete with kitchen and a call-bell system.

Landon Elliott, marketing director for Golden Life management, a provider of seniors’ living communities, said the complex offers seniors a safe, rewarding lifestyle.

“(It’s so you can) live the life you had before without maintenance and safety concerns,” said Elliott.

In addition to the suites, Whispering Winds has several common areas that include a dining room, games room with billiards tables, shuffleboard, large screen televisions, as well as a computer lab, library, theatre room, beauty salon and barber service, fitness and spa rooms, among others.

There’s also a large multipurpose room, complete with grand piano.

“That’s where they have coffee and tea every day.”

“Each of our communities supports a variety of social and physical activities,” said Elliott, from crafts to bingo, a shuttle bus, movie nights, entertainment by local musicians, all included in the rent.

Suites also offer 24-hour emergency monitoring, 24-hour staff, a housekeeping service, chef-prepared meals and scheduled courtesy shuttle bus trips, said Elliott.

The suites are available on a short or long-term basis, said Elliott, and subsidy for the monthly rent may be available through a private company.

Completed in May 2011, the two-bedroom units are now filled.

Golden Life management has its own building company, said Elliott, and has constructed 10 seniors communities in British Columbia housing about 1,000 seniors.

Whispering Winds is Golden Life’s first foray into Alberta, with Pincher Creek having been selected following a market study that revealed the need for another facility in the Pincher Creek region.

“We realized that’s what people needed. There are two other facilities in the area, but not on the same level. There’s a big open area where the market was there.”

Elliott said Golden Life has plans to build more communities in Alberta.

“We’re going to continue to grow where we see the opportunity for seniors and for ourselves.”

To view the property or for more information, visit the website at: or phone 403-627-1997.

Read 1019 times

More Alberta News...