Future of manor questioned

Reader wants manor to be used for seniors

Dear Editor,

Kudos for the great improvement to the Rimbey Review!

More the community paper we really appreciate.

Thank to Mayor Pankiw for his tour of our New Valley View Manor.

We have been waiting for more information. The change of opening dates from September, 2017 to February, 2018 and now May, 2018 has, of course, made some wonder.

The mayor’s explanation does help and we look forward to touring the new facility.

One hopes that the phrase ‘recycle, reuse’ applies to Parkland Manor. With the ever expanding aging population one hopes that the old manor is in that category. There are rooms that can and should be reserved for seniors who enjoy the company of others but need a little extra help for personal care.

Long term care beds are at a minimum. Yes, long-time Rimbey residents have been sent out of town.

Friends who would normally visit are limited to how often they are able to due to distance and weather. Friends are aging, too, and driving the highways a detriment.

Yes, there needs to be upgrading. Does it all need to be done at once or done ‘as needed’ for occupancy?

Don’t forget there are always more who will need the manor rooms as well. It won’t take long for the new facility to be filled.

With the economic downturn surely the extra jobs created would be a plus.

Let the Rimbey situation turn into a good example of forward looking and caring politics.

Loraine Hopper,

Rimbey

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