While the Killarney Seniors Centre is on its way to becoming a reality the City of Vancouver has plans in motion for a second new seniors facility.
Councillor Raymond Louie, who pitched the first project is hoping to get another ball rolling, this one in southeast Vancouver.
“More specifically in the Sunset area, they have also been striving to have additional senior space in that part of the city.”
Louie says the west side has numerous facilities and East Vancouver needs to catch up.
“What I know is that the West side of Vancouver has numerous seniors spaces where they can congregate and have senior’s activities.”
“We know that this is a positive when seniors can get out of their homes, have physical activity, have the support of a network of people of seniors or other providers.”
Louie is counting on the federal and provincial government to chip in, each covering a third of the project.
He says a new facility could cost up to $9-million
Council will vote on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, preparation continues for the long-awaited Killarney facility which has been in the works since 2009, but has run into roadblocks in recent years.
The city says construction is slated for early 2017, with a completion envisioned for early 2018.