Campbell River seniors will soon have home of their own

Thanks to a partnership between the society, the City of Campbell River and the Campbell River Common

The Campbell River Seniors’ Centre Society will have a dedicated space to call home for the next four years, thanks to a partnership between the society, the City of Campbell River and the Campbell River Common.

At its Sept. 16 in-camera meeting, city council decided to enter into a four-year agreement to lease space at the Campbell River Common, then sublet that space to the society for a seniors centre, according to a city press release. The two agreements will take effect Nov. 1, 2014.

The leased area at the Campbell River Common totals approximately 7,200 square feet and will incorporate a restaurant space with additional activity areas for the seniors to use for the society’s daily activities and various events.

The city’s annual cost for this lease space will be $60,000, a reallocation of the amount the city currently spends to host this seniors group in various city facilities. There will be no additional cost to taxpayers with these agreements.

The Campbell River Seniors’ Centre Society is an organization that has been providing services to seniors living in the Campbell River area since 2009.