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Elim Village: a vibrant seniors community coming to Chilliwack

Elim Village: a vibrant seniors community coming to Chilliwack

Elim Village is recognized province wide as a leading provider of senior’s housing and equally renowned for its Campus of Care philosophy. The original vision of those early founders who followed God’s leading in pursuit of a healthier ‘aging in place’ process, has resulted in a thriving Christian retirement community in Surrey providing a variety of housing and care options.

Elim Village is located on a 20 acre parcel of land in the Fleetwood area. We currently offer 286 Independent Living units; this includes 36 duplex units and 250 one and two bedroom, plus den, condo units. We also have 109 Assisted/Supportive Living one and two bedroom units in our Emerald building and 193 Residential Care units in our Harrison and Harrison West buildings. Elim residents, whether living independently or with assistance, have opportunity to be actively engaged through the many social programs offered within our village.

Throughout our various buildings we offer seating areas, a putting green, bistro, exercise rooms, meeting and games rooms, large auditorium and a guest suite. There are also lovely well maintained gardens and fish ponds with beautiful koi.

Elim Village coming to Chilliwack

Interest for an Elim Village in the Chilliwack area was in high demand, therefore, in September 2014 that interest became a reality when the Elim Housing (Chilliwack) Society was formed. The Society’s goal was to pursue the development of a Christian retirement village that could practically serve the faith communities in the upper Fraser Valley. A community of care rooted in faith and Christian principles foundational to our sensitive approach, respectful attitude, and exceptional service.

This new Elim Village at Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack is currently in its beginning stages, and with 8.6 acres of land, there is plenty of room for development. When completed, Garrison Crossing is expected to consist of four Independent Living buildings, one Supportive Living building and one Residential/Complex Care building.

The first building for Garrison Crossing is currently in the early stages of construction and when completed it will serve as the first Independent Living building on the property.

The ground breaking for the first Independent Living building (which has been named the Sequoia) took place on Saturday September 10, 2016. The Sequoia is anticipated to be completed in December 2017, ready for new residents to move in and join the Elim community that many are already part of.

The idea is that seniors can enjoy life with minimal home maintenance. When completed, the Sequoia will have four floors with 62 units in total and will be sold, using the Life Lease Model currently being used in Elim Village Fleetwood location in Surrey.

There are ten different floor plans ranging from 718 sq. feet up to 1,263 sq. feet, all complete with balconies or patios. Many condos come with striking views.

Chilliwack is known for its open and natural surroundings as well as being a family oriented community. Elim Village at Garrison Crossing is located near restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, retail shops and the Cheam Leisure Center. It also has easy access to some beautiful nature walks and rivers, such as the Vedder River, so you never have to venture too far from home.

With Garrison Crossing becoming a developed area, it is only fitting that Elim move into the area and join the many who are calling Chilliwack home, living life to the fullest in this thriving and vibrant community.

Author: Steve Almond

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