Provincial officials were in Moncton on Thursday to announce the official grand opening of two new nursing homes.
Gordon Hall and Ocean Hall, operated by Shannex, each contain 60 beds and feature their own gated communities, including a hair salon, café, town hall and recreation room to serve as a chapel, theatre and community gathering space.
Officials said this concept promotes independence and a sense of community by allowing residents to enjoy the experience of spending time on a small-town street.
“Expanding the number of nursing home beds is one of the many ways we are ensuring New Brunswick seniors can age in comfort and with dignity,” said Kathy Bockus, New Brunswick’s seniors minister.
“We are so pleased this expansion is continuing. Shannex is an important partner in our constant efforts to provide better services to seniors.”
Residents first moved into Gordon Hall in June and others will begin moving into Ocean Hall next week.
“We are honoured to be entrusted with the responsibility to create warm, welcoming and caring homes for New Brunswick seniors,” said Jason Shannon, the president of Shannex.
“Those who have settled into Gordon Hall and Ocean Hall will be cared for by compassionate and professional team members and receive the support they need to live fully.”
With these new establishments, there are currently 74 nursing homes in the province providing 5,133 beds.
The provincial government said it plans to add seven more buildings in the near future.