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Future Home at 1917 Northfield Road, Nanaimo V9S 3B6 - Eden Gardens

Sneak Peak tour of Eden Gardens

Eden Gardens Rendering 1 Eden Gardens Rendering 2

"I want an alternative to the nursing home, an alternative to the institution. And the best alternative I can think of is a garden. I believe that every elder should have a chance to live in a garden". - Dr William Thomas

Nanaimo Travellers Lodge (NTL) officially launched the capital campaign March 2016 to raise money to fund the non-care spaces (e.g. art & horticultural therapy spaces, gardens, etc) of a new $29.4 million dementia care facility on Northfield Road in Nanaimo. This facility, named Eden Gardens, will be the future of dementia care on the Island. It will replace NTL's aging facility; providing an additional 40 Complex Dementia Care beds and provide much larger, improved facilities for our current 90 residential Elders, the Community Bathing Program and the other vital day programs that help to keep people with dementia living in their homes for as long as possible.

We were thrilled to announce that on July 16, 2013 NTL had finalized the agreement with Vancouver Island Health and completed financing with BC Housing Corporation. Construction commenced on July 6th, 2015 and project completion is expected in Spring 2017. Click here to view the Eden Gardens Announcement.

The new facility has been designed specifically for Eden Alternative compassionate dementia care. Eden Gardens will offer a resident care centered atmosphere with a mix of public and private spaces that translate into being a "home" for the Elder residents. It is a two-storey, wood framed building and features communities with neighborhoods, courtyards and meeting spaces, all the while offering a secure, safe environment for Elders and their families. Public and private areas are designed to promote both independence and connections for Elders.

The beginnings of our New Care Home Construction started in July 2015, to be completed April 2017... Video July 2015

3D Rendering Eden Gardens

For full details on this project please download our new building brochure

Click here to make your gift to Eden Gardens Capital Campaign

It has been great weather for construction. The project remains on schedule and on budget. The building is now watertight with the exception of a few windows that have been left out to allow for delivery of construction materials. Interior work is progressing well in all Pods and is now starting in the basement. Pod A will soon be ready for set up of office furniture. The site office will be moving inside the main entrance to accommodate paving and landscaping work. Work has begun in the resident gardens, patios and paths poured, and preliminary landscaping is underway. Most planting will take place in October to avoid the extreme summer heat. Paving will begin in Sept/Oct. We are steadily progressing toward our fund raising target of $2,000,000 for Eden Gardens ($1.5 to open the doors and $0.5M for Eden programs). We wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our generous donors. We are confident with the continued support we are receiving from the community this target will be met.

Construction Progress Sept 2016

Nanaimo Travellers Lodge
1298 Nelson Street Nanaimo, BC V9S 2K5
(250) 758-4676