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New care home being built in Lethbridge’s Garry Station neighbourhood

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A new seniors care home is being built in Lethbridge.

Construction is underway on St. Anne’s Haven, a new continuing care centre on the west side which will be home to 102 people needing supportive living and dementia care.

The Alberta government put up $10 million towards the overall $26 million Covenant Health project.

“This facility will benefit all of Lethbridge. St. Anne’s Haven will be a safe and welcoming home where seniors and people with disabilities can get the care they need. Thank you to Covenant Care for providing thoughtful, compassionate care to our community’s seniors, people with complex needs and their families,” Lethbridge-East UCP MLA Nathan Neudorf.

Lethbridge-East MLA Nathan Neudorf says this facility, being built in the Garry Station neighbourhood, will feature a three-storey facility with natural light, visiting spaces, a chapel and outdoor patio and gardens.

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Seniors will live in small home-like groupings of 17 suites, each with its own private entry, kitchen and dining area.

The facility is expected to open in spring 2022. It is named after St. Anne, the patron saint of grandparents.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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