Seniors Lodge Review Panel

The panel will find ways to make the most of existing seniors lodge spaces and ensure seniors can age in their community.

Overview

The Seniors Lodge Review Panel will provide opportunities for seniors housing advocates to share input to ensure Albertans living in lodges, and their families, have a voice in the process of reviewing the Seniors Lodge Program.

The lodge review will explore ways to improve our lodge system’s efficiency and sustainability into the future.

The Seniors Lodge Program supports seniors who are capable of independent living with community supports to age in community. This review was identified as a priority during the 2020 Affordable Housing Review Panel, and supports a key action in government's Stronger Foundations affordable housing strategy.

Timeline

The panel's work will begin in early 2024.

Who is listening

Ministry of Seniors, Community and Social Services

Panel mandate

More information on the work of the Seniors Lodge Review Panel will be available in early 2024.

Get involved

Alberta Seniors and Community Housing Association (ASCHA) is supporting engagement activities to inform the Lodge Program Review, including establishing a member task force, surveying lodge operators and running regional engagement sessions for operators. Contact ASCHA or [email protected] for more information on participation.

Additional opportunities for engagement and consultation for municipalities, lodge residents and other interested stakeholders will be led by Focus Consulting throughout the review.

Survey

Prospective, current and former lodge residents and all Albertans are encouraged to participate in the survey to help inform the lodge panel. The lodge review will explore ways to improve our lodge system’s efficiency and sustainability into the future.

Deadline to complete the survey is April 9th 2024.

Seniors Lodge Review Survey

Panel members

  • Brandon Lunty, MLA for Leduc-Beaumont, Co-chair
  • Arlene Adamson, president, Alberta Seniors and Community Housing Association (ASCHA), Co-chair
  • Jennifer McCue, president and chief executive officer, Bethany Care Society
  • Lauren Ingalls, chief administrative officer, Westwinds Communities
  • Stacey Stilling, chief administrative officer, Mountain View Seniors Housing
  • Mariam Elghahuagi, manager of Healthy Aging Alberta, United Way of Calgary and Area
  • Marlys Jordan, chief administrative officer, Calgary Heritage Housing
  • Nancy Simmonds, chief administrative officer, Heartland Housing Foundation
  • Patricia Scantlebury-MacInnis, president and chief executive officer, Wood Buffalo Housing Corporation
  • Paul McLauchlin, president, Rural Municipalities Alberta
  • Robin James, vice-president south region, ASCHA
  • Shane Gauthier, chief executive officer, Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary
  • Shawn Gramlich, councillor, Slave Lake
  • Steve Madden, chief administrative officer, Grande Spirit Foundation
  • Tina Petrow, Director of Cities up to 500k, Alberta Municipalities