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It takes a village to care for senior citizens

The Ottawa Sun, Jessie Archambault

The Bruyère Village officially opened its new affordable housing retirement complex on Friday in Orléans. Phase 2 of the facility offers units for long-term care, assisted living and independent living for seniors with low income. “It allows people to live independently but with a safety net around them,” said Sandra Graham, chair of the Bruyère Continuing Care board of directors. “It’s not just your one little room where you have a bed and a dresser, and a chair for your relatives,” she said. “You have a whole community here.” Seniors will be able to open their door and mingle with neighbours in one of the lounges or at the on-site pub. The facility also has a computer room, fitness room, arts and crafts, and a game room to name a few.

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