August Bulletin 2023

Monthly Bulletin
August 2023
Designated Supportive Living (DSL) Operations
We remain proud and excited to welcome DSL residents into the new
wing at Bow River Lodge. The program brings public DSL care to the
region for the first time and will help keep seniors close to their loved
ones and supports in the community for longer. We still expect up to 30
former residents of the region who left to access this level of care will
return to live at Bow River Lodge! Many regional residents have
moved into the facility.
We thank the Government of Alberta, Alberta Seniors, Community and
Social Supports, Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, and SE
Health for helping us establish and operate this important facility for
the Bow Valley region.
Our DSL Hair Salon continues to create some buzz; long-time
hairstylist and barber Fidal is really fitting in nicely!
The first floor, which will be operated as a secure dementia wing, has
yet to open pending hiring of HCAs to staff it.
Bow River Lodge – NSL 96%
Bow River Lodge – DSL 47%
Cascade House 74%
Bow River Homes 100%
Mount Edith House 100%
Community Housing 100%
Rent Supplement 100%

This is Home (Phase 3+)
We will submit a final business case proposal to Alberta Seniors,
Community, and Social Supports for our Phase 3+ Projects this fall.
These projects, if approved, would refresh much of our Community and
Seniors’ Independent Housing stock while adding different types and
affordability levels of housing to the region in Canmore and perhaps
elsewhere. We hope that the GOA will appreciate and be able to
approve the opportunity here and that we will be able to collaborate
with them, the Town of Canmore, and ideally other Housing Agencies
to address some of the housing crisis in the Bow Valley.
• In an emergency, please dial 911.
• For 24/7 nurse advice and general health information for
Albertans information on diseases, treatments, staying well, and
healthcare services dial 811.
• For 24/7 community program & service information, including
affordability programming in the Bow Valley dial 211.
Bow Valley Regional Housing (BVRH) is a Housing Management
Body (HMB) serving the Government of Alberta and the Bow
Valley Region. HMB operational funding sources vary. Tenants pay
accommodation fees. Those fees are subject to affordability limits,
which prevent them from fully covering the costs of operations.
Provincial grants and municipal ratepayer requisitions subsidize
seniors lodge deficits, while the province also subsidizes deficits in
independent seniors and community housing.