This release was issued under a previous government.

New seniors lodge coming to Sherwood Park

Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing, greets Hanna Schmidt and Tina Blanchard at Clover Bar Lodge in Sherwood Park

The Clover Bar Lodge project replaces the existing lodge, which was built in 1960, and will increase the capacity from 79 units to 144 units.

“Seniors built this province and they deserve to retire in dignity. The new Clover Bar Lodge will make life better for seniors by providing more affordable housing choices for seniors in Sherwood Park and the surrounding communities.”

Lori Sigurdson, Minister Seniors and Housing

The Alberta government is providing $32.4 million to the Heartland Housing Foundation to construct the new facility. The complex will be built to standards that are more adaptive to the needs of seniors, so they can stay in their homes if their level of care changes.

“It is important to provide additional seniors’ affordable housing as local needs are increasing. Strathcona County is proud to be working alongside the province and the Heartland Housing Foundation as we collectively move forward on plans to create a supported, safe and connected community.”

Roxanne Carr, mayor of Strathcona County

“We look forward to working with Strathcona County and the Ministry of Seniors and Housing on this project. Replacement of the lodge and additional units will help meet the needs of the citizens of the communities we serve for affordable housing options.”

Stew Hennig, board chair – Heartland Housing Foundation

Quick facts

  • Construction is expected to commence in spring 2018 with occupancy projected for spring 2020.
  • Strathcona County is contributing 2.2 hectares of land for the new lodge and will also allow for future expansion.
  • The new lodge will offer single and double-bed rooms, meals, housekeeping, recreational opportunities and other services for seniors.