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The BCRTA Well-being Committee recognizes the importance of finding options for each person’s “right” place to age.  This is especially challenging for those suffering from dementia. Well-being Committee members recently visited “The Village” in Langley.  “The Village” is the first village-style residence in Canada to specialize in the support of dementia and memory-related problems and was the vision of Elroy Jespersen. The 5 acre property is totally fenced and landscaped. Villagers are offered the highest degree of independence possible. Each of the village’s six cottages provide a dozen villagers a private room with a shared open kitchen, dining room, fireside living room, sunroom and large activity room. Amenities include: community center, café and bistro, farmyard and vegetable garden, general store, salon and spa, walking paths and guest suites.

This is not an inexpensive solution. Three levels of support are available: Assisted living ($9,700 per month), Assisted Living plus ($11,700 per month) and Complex Care ($13,000 per month).  For more information about the concept and about the Village in Langley, visit thevillagelangleyretirement.com