Our Mission Statement

Because Our Seniors Deserve the Best!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Province Announces Funding for APAL!

The Province of Manitoba recently announced support for Asessippi Parkland Assisted Living in the form of a rent supplement on 14 units of the proposed 28 unit facility.  The rent supplement applies to suite styles D, E and F and ensures that those tenants with annual income of $25,500 or less will pay no more than 27% of their income towards rent in APAL.

"While the supplement only applies to the 'rent' portion, not the meal or housekeeping component of tenants' monthly fees, it definitely increases unit affordability for tenants and greatly enhances the overall feasibility of the facility" according to APAL Chairperson Mark Keating.  "The reduction in rent is quite dramatic in fact with annual savings in the range of $3000 to $10,000 on suites D, E, and F depending on the tenant's annual income so we expect these suites will be signed up very quickly."

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

You've Heard the Stories! Now Get the Facts!!

The APAL committee is hosting a series of informational meetings beginning Friday November 30th at 2 PM at the Russell Leisure Centre to properly update and inform area seniors on the current status and progress of the planned Assisted Living facility.  The committee recognizes that its communication with the public to date has been less than optimum, resulting in seniors and their families making important lifestyle decisions based on rumours and speculation rather than legitimate facts.

The ultimate goal of these meetings is to provide enough information, and answer enough questions, to enable potential tenants to make a fully informed decision on the facility's suitability to their future needs.  If you are interested in safe, comfortable and affordable housing for yourself or someone else in your family and you would like more information on this planned facility please plan on attending the following meetings:

  • Friday November 30th, 2:00 PM, Russell Leisure Centre
    • Topics to discuss:  Facility Summary, Progress Update, How Does a Life Lease Work?, Questions and Answers

  • Thursday December 6th, 2:00 PM, Russell Leisure Centre
    • Topics to Discuss:  Entrance Fees and Monthly Fees - Are they Affordable?  What are they based on?  What are the alternatives?  Questions and Answers

  • Thursday December 13th, 2:00 PM, Russell Leisure Centre
    • Topics to be decided

  • Thursday December 20th, 2:00 PM, Russell Leisure Centre
    • Topics to be decided

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Asessippi Parkland Assisted Living Project to Proceed:

The Board of Directors of the Asessippi Parkland Assisted Living Project will proceed with their
plans to build a 36 unit life lease senior housing facility beginning this construction season
pending final approval of financing. The facility, which will be located on Russell’s Main Street,
is expected to be completed by fall 2013.

The committee has received strong support from the community through the sale of life
leases, corporate sponsorship and private donations. In addition, the Town of Russell, Village
of Binscarth, and Rural Municipalities of Russell and Shellmouth-Boulton see the community
benefits of this worthwhile project and have stepped forward with generous donations.

The Board is now in the process of finalizing the financial details and securing project financing.
They anticipate having this in place by late spring so that construction can begin this summer.

Not all of the units have been spoken for yet, and interested individuals are asked to contact
Andrew Agencies Real Estate at 204-773-2640 for information on the life lease entrance fees,
rental rates and facility amenities.

For further information regarding the above release contact:
Marcia Rowat
Economic Development Officer
Asessippi Parkland Economic Development Corp.
Phone: 204-773-4792
E-mail: edo@russellmb.com

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thank You to Shellmouth-Boulton!

A very sincere thank you goes out to the RM of Shellmouth Boulton and their ratepayers for their generous support of the Assisted Living Facility.  At their recent Council meeting of March 15, 2012 the RM pledged a minimum of $30000 towards "the establishment of this much needed assisted living complex that will benefit all seniors in the Asessippi Parkland area."  The RM's generosity is a nice boost to our fundraising campaign and sets the bar for additional contributions from neighbouring municipalities.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Interest strong - over 1/3 sold!

A senior life lease condominium development in Russell already has
commitments for over one-third of the units just weeks after going on sale.
The 36-unit assisting living complex that will be built on the community¹s
Main Street will offer area seniors an enhanced level of housing that fits
the need between living a fully independent life and personal care service.
Preliminary budgets and layouts have been done for the facility, and the
Board of Directors of the non-profit organization promoting the project has
hired local realtors to sell the units. A minimum of 31 of the 36 units need
to be sold in the next seven weeks in order for construction to start on May
The 14 one-bedroom and 22 two-bedroom units range in size from 590 to 1055
sq. ft. The complex is located centrally with access to town services and
amenities. The key to the facility is that it will offer meals and
housekeeping to residents in the monthly rent.
 "We believe that the senior population of the Asessippi Parkland area
deserves local affordable housing options and supportive services that
promote aging in place and maximize their overall health and well-being
through a safe, secure and flexible environment," said Committee chairperson
Bob Schmidt.
Russell is a community that boasts a vibrant business district, along with
many health care services that many smaller communities can¹t offer.
A recent expansion to the Russell District Hospital added a chemotherapy
unit and a dialysis unit to serve the area.
Chiropractic, dental and optometric services are available in the community,
and a modern pharmacy allows for prescriptions to be filled.
Sales inquires should be directed to Andrew Agencies in Russell, 773-2640.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Glenn and Terry Jackson proudly present a check for $5000 to committee member Raymond Bomback in support of the Assisted Living Project.  Glenn and Terry recognize the need for such a facility in the area and the considerable value it would bring to all area residents.