“Dementia Village” Construction In Langley – Walls And Roofs Going Up (VIDEO)

Langley -AUGUST 9 UPDATE – Some of the buildings at the Village Memory Care Project in Langley are rising from the ground with walls and roofs.

The great weather combined with the skilled team and trades from VanMar Constructors has meant the project has made progress.  The Dogwood Community Centre, which is the hub of activities in the village, has it’s roof on and the windows are just going in.  Arbutus and Alder House are all framed up and now have their sheeting on and framing has begun on Holly and Hawthorne Houses.  The push is on to get all households framed and dry before the autumn rains descend.

The entire project remains on track for the projected opening in June 2019.

VIDEO Update #4 – The Village Memory Care Project – June 2018

VIDEO Update (June 2018) of The Village Langley Memory Care Project with feature labels. See our progress as we construct Canada's first village style memory care project styled on the Dutch de Hogeweyk Dementia Village. Completion June 2019. Stay tuned via our website and newsletter on www.thevillagelangley.com

Posted by The Village Langley on Tuesday, June 19, 2018

MAY 19 UPDATE –  You may have seen the video on social media, of a village in the Netherlands, for dementia patients. Instead of a rigid care home structure, it is a place where dementia patients can freely walk “the streets”, visits shops, go for coffee with other residents and interact as if nothing in their lives had altered drastically.

Back in February, a ground breaking ceremony took place for a similar concept in Langley. It’s called The Village. Comprised of six, single-storey cottage-style homes and a community centre and will be the home to 78 people.

This is a first time concept in Canada.

The Village is at 3920 198th Street, (the Old Bradshaw Elementary School site) and is expected to be completed by April 2019.

April and May have been big months for The Village.  Now that all the major permits are in place, the builders, Vanmar Constructors, have been making great progress and organizers are happy to report that both the community building, the 6 cottages and the little red barn have their foundations poured and framing has begun. You can see the progress via a short drone video, shot on May 8th either on the Facebook Page (click here) or on The Village YouTube Channel (click here).

The Village Memory Care Project as of May 8th: In the foreground is the outline for Holly and Hawthorne Houses. All other buildings foundations are poured and framing has begun on the Community Building.

FEBRUARY 28 ORIGINAL STORY – You may have seen the video on social media, of a village in the Netherlands, for dementia patients. Instead of a rigid care home structure, it is a place where dementia patients can freely walk “the streets”, visits shops, go for coffee with other residents and interact as if nothing in their lives had altered drastically.

Doctors, specialists and family members have all hailed the concept as brilliant and innovative…and successful. Reducing the stress and confustion for patients is paramount.

On Wednesday February 28th, a ground breaking ceremony takes place for a similar concept in Langley. It’s called The Village. Comprised of six, single-storey cottage-style homes and a community centre and will be the home to 78 people.

This is a first time concept in Canada.

The Village is at 3920 198th Street, (the Old Bradshaw Elementary School site) and is expected to be completed by April 2019.

While not on the same scale as the world’s first “dementia village, Hogeweyk which is outside of Amsterdam. There, 152 people live in 23 houses on 3.7 acres.

Here is a video done by the BBC on Hogeweyk:

The cost will be prohibitive for many as the rates can be $190 to $245 a day per person, or $6,000 to $7,500 a month.

There is another dementia village on the drawing board for Metro Vancouver. That village is being planned by Providence Health Care on the St. Vincent’s Hospital site at Heather Street and West 33rd Street, however that may take years to complete.

3 Comments on "“Dementia Village” Construction In Langley – Walls And Roofs Going Up (VIDEO)"

  1. wonderful concept, but the price is crazy, only allowing the rich to be able to afford it

  2. when will yo be interviewing for employment? I love Dementia Care and am an experienced LPN.

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