The 8,532-square-foot wellness centre at the Sudbury Finnish Rest Home Society will be a place of friendship and community and will offer health, educational and dining services. It will be located on the ground floor of the building and will include a medical office for the home's in-house physician.
The project is being funded through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation’s Infrastructure and Community Development Program.
“The convenience of having a wellness centre on the premises will be very comforting to the residents and provide access to a range of services and programs when and where they need them,” said Bartolucci.
“This investment in the construction of our wellness centre is helping to respond to the needs of our community’s growing seniors’ population,” said David Munch, CEO, Finlandia Village. “This project could not have been completed without the support of the NOHFC and the generous residents of Greater Sudbury.”
Construction of the centre will also create 50 jobs, according to the news release.
Finlandia Village offers a mix of housing for 285 seniors including apartments, congregate living as well as assisted living and long-term care. The Lepokoti Supportive Housing Apartment building received nearly $7 million from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing while Bartolucci served as minister.
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