Seniors looking for independent living options on the West Shore are in luck, as Trillium Communities has broken ground on a large-scale expansion to its existing West Shore Lodge, to be titled West Shore Village.
As its name suggests, the new development, which has 62 units planned for its first phase, will have enough amenities to give the building a village-like feel.
“It’ll be kind of a really great one-stop shop for a lot of folks. It’ll be a real community feel. There will be lots of different options, whether that be food or different activity rooms,” said Lesley Sikorski, the director of community relations with Trillium.
“We’re trying to create it into a community where the residents have a lot at their finger tips.”
That’s not to say that the surrounding environment won’t be attractive, however, as Sikorski believes the development’s location on Wale Road is another strength.
“It is a beautiful area. There’s lots of different options to go for a walk. It’s not a busy street so it’s a great area for seniors,” she said, noting the building’s proximity to West Shore Parks and Recreation and the Galloping Goose Regional Trail.
Dining out might not be a strong consideration, however, as residents will benefit from having an in-house five-star executive chef.
Trillium wasn’t ready to share any more specifics with regards to what amenities can be expected but residents at the Lodge will have access to all of the Village’s common-area facilities as well.
“Independent living is all about empowering residents to live their lives in wellness and vitality. We support their continued health with nutritious meals and encourage them to maintain an active and fulfilling social life,” said Omar Lalani, the president and CEO of Trillium.
Sikorski believes the expansion should help fill a strong need for seniors housing on the West Shore, citing the Lodge’s growing wait list as an example.
“There’s definitely a need out in the West Shore for seniors housing. A lot of people keep moving out to the West Shore and there’s just not the same amount of options as there is in Victoria,” she said.
This latest project joins Cherish at Central Park as major developments aimed at independent seniors in the region.
The Village is scheduled to be completed by 2018.
Waitlist applications are being accepted through trilliumcommunities.com and at the Lodge, located at 1828 Island Hwy.
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