Oct 29, 2012- 3:48 PM
Among those expected to attend the event, which takes place starting at 10 a.m. Nov. 2, are Finnish Ambassador Charles Murto, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci and Mayor Marianne Matichuk.
There will be a ribbon-cutting and cornerstone ceremony.
“We got into this project because seniors need more affordable housing to live independently,” Finlandia Village executive director David Munch told Northern Life in September.
“We provide services provided by the government, so if you need help with your meals, your laundry, your housekeeping, you can afford to live in a place like Finlandia in a much more independent, supportive environment than living on your own.
“It differs from a nursing home or retirement home because it's more affordable. The funding we got from the government provides a rent of $570 a month for some of the apartments, which means any senior on a minimum pension can afford to live here.”
The first residents are expected to move into the facility Nov. 1, Munch said in an email.
Through its Sisu capital campaign, Finlandia has been trying to raise $3 million to support the project.
This goal has nearly been reached, Sudbury Finnish Rest Home Society president Brian Koivu told Northern Life in October.
He said he's hoping he can announce the successful completion of the Sisu campaign at the facility's grand opening.