New life breathed into Oko­toks project

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Ana­tional op­er­a­tor of re­tire­ment res­i­dences has pur­chased a par­tially fin­ished devel­op­ment in Oko­toks and plans to com­plete the project.

Rev­era — which owns and op­er­ates 95 re­tire­ment res­i­dences across Canada, in­clud­ing seven in Al­berta — has added the Heart­land Re­tire­ment Res­i­dence to its list.

Lo­cated at 47 River­side Gate near down­town Oko­toks, the res­i­dence will be com­pleted by Rev­era Inc. by next Fe­bru­ary, with pos­ses­sions be­gin­ning the fol­low­ing month.

The name has been changed from Seren­ity Manor.

“It’s a so­phis­ti­cated, ru­ral Al­berta style of build­ing,” says Eric Om­mund­sen, Al­berta re­gion di­rec­tor of mar­ket­ing for Rev­era. “It has a feel that will make folks mov­ing in from ranches com­fort­able.”

The four-storey build­ing, which will be aimed at inde- pen­dent re­tirees, will have 129 suites con­sist­ing of stu­dios as well as one-and two-bed­room units. The fourth floor will have fully self-con­tained apart­ments.

“A num­ber of our staff live in the area and have been im­pressed by Oko­toks’ friendly at­mos­phere, so when the op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase the res­i­dence pre­sented it­self, we knew it would be a great fit for Rev­era,” says Michael Har­ris, Rev­era’s Al­berta di­rec­tor. He will be over­see­ing the devel­op­ment of ser­vices and ameni­ties for the res­i­dence.

When Rev­era bought the project, about 75 per cent of the ex­te­rior work had been com­pleted. The fo­cus will now switch to fin­ish­ing the in­di­vid­ual suites and com­mon ar­eas.

To bring it­self closer to the town’s res­i­dents, Rev­era will be ask­ing peo­ple to share their vi­sion for the devel­op­ment and en­cour­ag­ing them to learn more about plans for the prop­erty.

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