Glen Arbor celebrated its 10th anniversary Monday with a large cake featuring a photograph of the residence.
The afternoon gathering followed the annual general meeting of the Cariboo Park Home Society that raised the community share of funds needed to build Glen Arbor and is responsible for managing the facility.
Several of the original residents were on hand for the 10th anniversary, sharing cake, discussion and a chance to view some of the photo albums created to commemorate the occasion. A video of activities is also available.
Glen Arbor provides low-cost housing for seniors ages 55-plus in 34 one-bedroom independent living apartments.
In her annual report society president Maureen Tickner thanked the managers and resident helpers for a job well done.
Tickner also reported that Glen Arbor now also has a guest suite where family and friends of residents can stay for a minimal fee when they visit.
The suite is dedicated to the memory of the late Nola and Dick Poole who spent countless hours helping to get Glen Arbor built and to keep it operating efficiently.
A plaque donated by board member Maureen Margetts in memory of the couple is displayed in the front lobby.
Tickner also reported on progress being made toward building a second wing of Glen Arbor.
“The preliminary architectural drawings for 21 apartments are complete,” Tickner said. “A business plan is to be completed with a grant from Canada Mortgage and Housing.”
While this work is in progress she said that there are currently no provincial funds for seniors’ housing developments.