Q. What is seniors’ community?
A. Seniors’ communities, which are also called active adult neighbourhoods, are community developments designed to suit a specific age demographic, normally residents over the age of 55. Like Strathcona Village, these communities tend to be close to health care facilities, recreational amenities, and retail outlets. The neighbourhoods offer low maintenance housing and an ongoing calendar of unique social events.
Q. What type of housing is available in Strathcona Village?
A. Strathcona Village is comprised primarily of single level and two level condominium properties. The condominiums are for rent only. Strathcona Village rental condos include:
- Separate entrance and garage (and sometimes a separate driveway)
- Shared usage and costs to maintain and repair common elements shared by the community
Residents of Strathcona pay a fee to the community for the purposes of administering the operation, maintenance, and repairs of shared spaces and facilities.
Q. What kind of services and amenities offered?
A. All winter and summer outdoor maintenance is covered by Strathcona’s staff. This includes all grass cutting and snow removal.
Q. What services are not covered by this fee?
A. Individual utilities are not covered by the rental fee. Residents are expected to pay for their personal utilities.
Q. Are there plans to expand Strathcona Village?
A. Yes. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has committed to redeveloping a number of older long-term care homes in Ontario over the next ten years. This includes the Saugeen Valley Nursing Home, which is located on the same property as the condominiums. As such, residents will see a number of improvements happening throughout the neighbourhood during this time. Regular updates and information sessions will be held to keep residents informed about these projects.