• Lauren Mitchell

Seniors’ residence in Hudson to receive upgrade thanks to Government of Canada Funding


PHOTO BY LAUREN MITCHELL

Rigaud Mayor and Manoir Cavagnal Director Hans Gruenwald Jr. and Vaudreuil-Soulanges MP Peter Schiefke (together, centre) are flanked by legion dignitaries in announcing the infusion of federal funding to the only seniors’ facility in Hudson.

An announcement at the Manoir Cavagnal Seniors’ residence in Hudson was made this past Thursday, May 25 by Peter Schiefke, Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Schiefke announced that Canada’s Budget 2016’s Renovation and Retrofit of Existing Social Housing Fund will allow the Manoir Cavagnal to be renovated with a non-repayable contribution of $153,988.36.

“I am proud to announce today, an investment of nearly $154,000 that our government is making in the Manoir for the Reno-Retro 2016,” said Schiefke. “As a government, and as Canadians, we must never forget how our country has achieved the success we’ve seen today, and that is thanks to our seniors. That is why, in turn, we have a duty to take care of the next generation before us to make sure that they receive the comfortable and dignified retirement that they all deserve.”

The Manoir houses those on low or medium incomes and having been open for almost 40 years, it is time for some renovations that will focus on improving the building’s security for its residents.

“The Manoir is Hudson’s only seniors’ residence and this investment will develop better, and above all safer, infrastructure for the seniors and our community,” said Schiefke. “These funds will go towards renovating the building’s only elevator, and adding fire detection systems to each and every one of the apartments. Our seniors deserve safety and peace of mind, and we have a sacred duty to ensure that our seniors are well taken care of in their retirement.

“The Government of Canada is focusing on improving the living standards of seniors, not only in Vaudreuil-Soulanges, but the whole country,” said Schiefke. “In the Budget 2017, there has been a $300 million increase in the Health and Social Services department and $1 million in other provincial services that directly impact senior citizens. $11.2 billion has also been invested in a National Housing strategy that will go to rebuilding and renewing affordable housing to ensure that seniors will be comfortable in retirement.”

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