The addition of seniors’ supportive housing units and independent living apartments on the existing Perley & Rideau Veteran’s Health Centre site have created a much anticipated continuum of care facility.
The supportive housing addition includes one and two bedroom apartments as well as innovative “co-housing” clusters which resemble bachelor apartments sharing common living and support spaces for the frail elderly and those with early dementia. All units are fully accessible and incorporate special features to allow seniors to “age in place” for as long as possible.
The ground floor houses a number of amenities including: a wellness/fitness centre , common lounges and commercial space. The second floor includes a multi-purpose room, gourmet kitchen, theatre and offices.
A separate apartment building was constructed on the site for independent living.
This project is a joint venture with Edward Cuhaci & Assoc Architects, Ottawa.