Seniors Housing

Affordable, appropriate housing for MD seniors.

In partnership with the Town of Slave Lake and the MD of Opportunity, Lesser Slave River is a member municipality of the Lesser Slave lake Region Housing Authority (LSLRHA). This vital organization works to provide all residents of the region with access to affordable, appropriate, safe and suitable housing to help improve the ability of seniors in the community to live healthy and active lives. In addition to the member municipalities, the LSLRHA is governed by the Royal Canadian Legion #110 - Slave Lake Branch, and the Metis Nation of Alberta Region 5.

LSLRHA houses more than 650 individuals in 335 units, staffed by more than 35 full and part-time workers who are directly employed in various capacities; administration, management, maintenance and direct service personnel.


LSLHRA Programs

20 units in Lakeside Legion Manor in Slave Lake, and 4 units Evergreen Apartments in Smith

The Provincial Government owns senior self-contained apartments and deficit funds LSLRHA to operate the units within the Alberta Housing Act. This program is targeted to independent seniors over 65 years of age. Prospective clients are required to submit applications, and each client is point-scored according to Province-wide approved regulations. Eligible clients are then placed on a waiting list until a suitable unit becomes available. Units are individual one-bedroom suites, and include a fridge, stove and full bathroom. Clients are required to pay 30% of their gross income to a maximum of market rent. Heat, water and sewer are included in the rent charges.

780.849.4505

77 family housing units in Slave Lake, and 3 family housing units in Smith

The Provincial Government owns senior self-contained apartments and deficit funds LSLRHA to operate the units within the Alberta Housing Act. This program is targeted to independent seniors over 65 years of age. Prospective clients are required to submit applications, and each client is point-scored according to Province-wide approved regulations. Eligible clients are then placed on a waiting list until a suitable unit becomes available. There are 2, 3 and 4-bedroom units available, and include a fridge, stove and full bathroom. Clients are required to pay 30% of their gross income to a maximum of market rent. Heat, water and sewer are included in the rent charges.

780.849.4505

This is a limited-budget program funded by the Provincial government. Under this program, clients have a lease with private landlord, and a subsidy agreement with LSLRHA. LSLRHA refunds the client the difference between market rent and 30% of income to a maximum of $400. This subsidy agreement is reviewed annually.

780.849.4505

This is a limited-budget program funded by the Provincial government. Under this program, LSLRHA establishes a contract with a private landlord. The tenant pays 30% of their rent to the landlord, plus the cost of utilities. LSLRHA pays the landlord the difference between market rent and 30% of income.

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Vanderwell Heritage Lodge has 40 Lodge units and 8 Designated Assisted Living units receiving support from Alberta Heath Services. Units are bachelor suites ranging from 385 to 608 square feet, and are targeted to functionally independent seniors 65 or older. Rent is based on room size and ranges from $1097 to $1385 month. Rent includes all meals, housekeeping, activities and internet service. LSLRHA receives funding from three areas: resident rent; requisitions from the local municipalities and community groups; and the provincial government Lodge Assistance Program (LAP) grant for low income seniors. Provincial regulation stipulates that clients must be left with $315 disposable income.

780.849.2927

The 29 suites at this facility are targeted towars independent seniors 55 years of age or over. Units are individual 1 and 2 bedroom suites, and include a fridge, stove, stackable washer & dryer, and internet service. An exercise room and multipurpose room are included in the facility. Rents range from $1,241 to $1,935 per month, and include all services (power, water, heat, cable). Clients can purchase meal packages and laundry services, and are encouraged to join the monthly Lodge activity programs. This program is not deficit funded by the provincial government.

780.849.2927

This mixed-market program features two 17-suite 1 and 2 bedroom apartment buildings with rents ranging from $950-$1100 per month. The breakdown is 14 units at market rent; 10 units at affordable rent (10% below market rent); and 10 units at social housing rent (30% of renter's income). Rent includes water and heat. Prospective clients are required to submit an application. This program is not deficit funded by the provincial government.

780.849.4505

LSLRHA operates a regional shuttle bus with the support of Tri-council. This shuttle bus service is targeted toward seniors and wheelchair-bound persons. Under this service, Tuesdays and Thursdays are designated for pre-booked Smith and Assineau areas. In-town trips are $5, and out-of-town trips are $10 (charges include the return trip). Support personnel (live-in caregivers) who must accompany a client will not be charged a fare. Pass punch cards can also be purchased.

780.849.2927


Other Seniors Housing Facilities

Pembina Lodge has 68 lodge units ranging in size from 200-400 square feet. Each private room includes a bed/sitting area and a separate 3 piece bathroom. Residents can bring their own furniture (some conditions apply). The lodge offers a spacious common area, assisted tub/shower facilities, cable television, wheelchair accessibility, laundry services, a central dining room, housekeeping service once per week, meal service, employees on duty 24 hours, and a beautifully landscaped yard with paved sidewalks.

Pembina Lodge opened in 1960 and originally accommodated fifty residents who shared bathroom facilities. A cottage unit to house four couples was built in 1970, which contained kitchen facilities and a central laundry facility. In 1972, a lodge addition was completed to accommodate ten more residents. By 1976, the demand was increasing for more rooms. Sixteen single rooms, a larger lounge area and considerable renovations (which included bathroom facilities for each resident) took place. Another eighteen-month renovation/construction project started in May 1992. The existing building was modernized and a twenty suite, two-storey wing was added on to the building. The new lodge also enables access to the Seniors Drop-in Center and the Westlock downtown area nearby.

10247 – 104 Street, Westlock AB T7P 1V4
780.349.3600 ext. 233
780.349.4335


Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

The Lesser Slave River region is almost twice the size of Prince Edward Island with 1/15 the population – this truly lets you feel like you are getting away from it all, whether you’re raising your family here or just getting away for the weekend. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
Legendary Lesser Slave River

MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

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 780.849.4888
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