Seniors Village residents and visitors enjoyed horse-drawn wagon rides this spring and the rides will be back for the 10th anniversry celebration Friday

Seniors Village residents and visitors enjoyed horse-drawn wagon rides this spring and the rides will be back for the 10th anniversry celebration Friday

Smart 55: Seniors Village celebrates 10th anniversary

The Williams Lake Seniors Village celebrates its 10th anniversary in Williams Lake this month.

The Williams Lake Seniors Village celebrates its 10th anniversary in Williams Lake this month.

Seniors and their families are invited to join Village residents at the celebration which which happens Friday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be a barbecue and cake, live music, and horse-drawn wagon rides provided by the Cariboo Draft Horse and Driving Association.

There will be visits by local dignitaries as well as special recognition paid to residents and staff who have lived or worked at the village since the beginning, says Jami Brown, communications and engagement manager with Retirement Concepts.

The village features independent living apartments, assisting living services and residential care all under one roof allowing seniors and people with disabilities to age in place.

The village features a beautiful enclosed patio and garden courtyard where residents can enjoy gardening and visiting.

There are also all sorts of entertainment and activities to choose from such as music, movies, fitness classes, billiards and pool, bus trips, computer education, board and card games, discussion groups, bingo, church services, crafts and special celebrations such as the annual horse drawn wagon rides provided by the Cariboo Draft Horse and Driving Club and sing-alongs with the Old Time Fiddlers.

There are all sorts of amenities on site such as a bistro gathering area, library and internet lounge, country kitchen, and a general store to supply fresh milk, bread, cereal.

With the addition developed a couple of years ago the village now provides 17 independent living apartments, 83 assisted living apartments, and 113 residential care beds.

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