Langley – The Village Memory Care Project is in Langley. Inspired by the dutch dementia village de Hogeweyk,and the Green House Project in the USA, this unique 5 acre village styled community will be a first of it’s kind in Canada.
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 confusion for patients is paramount.
The project organizers have confirmed that an Executive Director is in place and more on that person is coming up soon.
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 June 2019.