Yesterday was another proud milestone for The Brenda Strafford Foundation, as we opened our doors to welcome the first residents at Cambridge Manor – The Foundation’s newest site NOW OPEN at University District, NW Calgary.
As part of the phased approach to opening that commenced on July 15, Cambridge Manor is now offering publicly-funded Long Term Care services in partnership with Alberta Health Services. We proudly welcomed the first three Long Term Care residents who moved-in yesterday, and over the next six weeks will continue to gradually welcome our first 75 Long Term Care residents.
Starting in September 2020, The Foundation will commence offering Private Choice care and services for Independent, Assisted Living and Enhanced Care at Cambridge Manor.
Future plans include the launch of a purpose-built, state-of-the-art Long Term Care neighbourhood (known as the ‘Continuing Care Unit of the Future’) dedicated to advancing research and innovation in seniors care and wellness. Cambridge Manor will also soon be home to the University of Calgary’s Brenda Strafford Centre on Aging, supporting the centre’s mandate to enhance the health of seniors and better inform public policy through coordinated research, teaching and learning, and community outreach efforts. These initiatives at Cambridge Manor will further serve The Foundation’s connection to research and education at the neighbouring University of Calgary, and other partnerships to drive research and innovation in seniors care.
Cambridge Manor is connected by a plus-30 walkway to Maple – an independent seniors’ living condominium by Truman. Residents of Maple will have access to amenities at Cambridge Manor, plus an array of in-suite services, to be supported to maintain their independence as they age well in place at University District.
In January 2017, The Foundation was announced by West Campus Development Trust as the successful proponent for development of a seniors care centre planned at University District. The Foundation then broke ground on construction of Cambridge Manor in May 2018, and successfully completed construction last month.
On behalf of The Foundation, I extend my sincere appreciation to everyone who has been part of this journey so far, and has contributed in many different ways to the vision of Cambridge Manor coming to life. Thank you and congratulations also to everyone on The Foundation and Cambridge Manor teams who will continue to realize this vision in the future, as we launch Cambridge Manor as part of the BSF family.
President and CEO