Rimoka celebrates building completion

Rimoka Golden Leisure Lodge celebrated the opening of its new wing and many dignitaries and community members attended to give their support. Left photo: Doug Gill

A new wing was added to the Rimoka Golden Leisure Lodge in Ponoka and members of the community were there to celebrate its completion on Oct. 7.

The new wing consists of 13 new rooms that residents furnish themselves, a full bath and shower units. An eating area was also included in the new wing.

“We tried to make it as homey as possible, because this is their home,” said Gerry Hildebrand community administration officer of the Rimoka Foundation. “Residents who have moved into the new area are very happy with it.”

Chairperson of the Rimoka Foundation, Doug Gill, is happy with the new wing and believes it will help better serve seniors.

“It’s fantastic,” said Gill. “I’m really pleased with the end result. It’s so important right now to have this, we really need it.”

The building of the new wing began about two and a half years ago, with the initial application made in 2004.

The completion of the new wing has connected the hallways of the building to make it almost circular so, if lost, one can find their way back to the place they started from. It has also created an outdoor courtyard in the middle of the lodge that has benches and shrubs to make it a nice sitting area.

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