Seniors Subsidized Housing

Offering independent living for low-to-moderate income seniors, The Bethany Group is the management body for subsidized apartment housing in several communities across Alberta:

Camrose & Area

  • Bashaw
  • Bawlf
  • Camrose
  • New Norway

Flagstaff Area

  • Alliance
  • Daysland
  • Forestburg
  • Galahad
  • Hardisty
  • Heisler
  • Killam
  • Lougheed
  • Sedgewick
  •  Strome

Lacombe & Area

  • Alix
  • Bentley
  • Blackfalds
  • Eckville
  • Lacombe
  • Mirror
 

Wetaskiwin & Area

  • Millet
  • Wetaskiwin
   

Every suite offers complete privacy and comes equipped with all the necessary facilities. Apartments can range in size from 500-575 square feet.

Communal spaces also encourage residents to congregate or visit with friends and family.

The program is funded in part by the payment of rent by residents, and in part by provincial government subsidies.

To learn more about each housing option, please explore the links to the left, contact the appropriate Service Centre (contact information below), or download an information brochure .


Eligibility

  • Senior citizens whose income is not sufficient to rent private sector accommodation and are functionally independent (with and without community-based services).
  • Based on a point-scoring system set by the Government of Alberta.
  • Determined after completion of an Application for Accommodation, a Medical Information Form, and a personal interview.
  • Placement on an eligibility list is determined by need rather than date of application.

Fees

Rent in seniors self-contained apartments is based on a rent-geared to income (RGI) formula. This means that rent is based on a percentage of the tenants adjusted income. In the case of a couple or two persons sharing a seniors self-contained apartment, the rent is based on the combined incomes of both. Rent is calculated at 30% of total gross income from all sources (i.e. pensions, investment income, etc.) with a maximum rate approved by the Governing Board (subject to review).

Heat, water, sewer, and garbage removal charges are included in the rent.

Electricity, telephone, parking, and cable TV charges are the responsibility of the tenant.


Services

Seniors self-contained apartments are operated very much like private rentals. For example, staff are not on duty 24-hours a day. However tenants have access to staff for emergency situations, such as loss of heat or electricity, or plumbing problems, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Most of the subsidized apartment living facilities managed by The Bethany Group have the following services:

  • private suites;
  • maintenance;
  • security;
  • elevators;
  • laundry facilities; and,
  • lounge and hobby areas.

Housing Partner

The Bethany Group also has a partnership with Parkland Foundation. For more information about seniors subsidized housing in their area, please visit their website.

4045 - 50 Avenue
Innisfail, AB  T4G 1B2
Tel: 403-227-4180
Fax: 403-865-4361
parklandfoundation@bethanygrp.ca

Bowden: Bow-Glen Court, Westview Manor
Innisfail: Dodds Lake Manor, Poplar Grove Court
Penhold: Penhold Royal Manor

Application Form
www.parklandfoundation.ca