Town starts campaign for seniors care home

Mayor Ross Forrest announced Thursday that the Town of Lake Cowichan is ready to start a push for a residential care home.

Mayor Ross Forrest announced that the town is ready to start fighting to get a seniors care facility for Lake Cowichan.

Mayor Ross Forrest announced Thursday that the Town of Lake Cowichan is ready to start a push for a residential care home.

“Now that the study has been done and our Age-Friendly Plan is complete, it is time to begin the process of obtaining an extended care facility for Lake Cowichan,” he said, in a notice posted Dec. 10.

“We know there has been a want in our community for some time and the Age-Friendly Plan contains a great amount of information and facts identifying the need,” he said. “We now have the information to help us persuade the necessary partners required to assist in our efforts.”

So, on Monday, Jan. 4, at the municipal hall, the town will be holding a meeting to discuss the next steps towards proceeding.

“Forming an active committee will be a necessary requirement. It is crucial that our entire community involve themselves in some capacity to take on this challenge. Strong community support will achieve success,” Forrest said, urging attendance at this, the opening session.

“Please come out so we can identify the best possible people to assist in accomplishing our goal of a first class facility. We know there are some excellent people in our community who can add great value to this endeavour,” he said.