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December 20, 2013
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Province supports renovations to la Coopérative Le Chez-Nous
Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development
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“The Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development is pleased to support la Coopérative Le Chez-Nous Ltée as it expands to provide more housing options for seniors,” said Minister MacKinley. “This project is enabling people to get the support they need to stay in their home community, closer to family and friends. It’s also creating new jobs in rural Prince Edward Island.”
The Government of Prince Edward Island invested $70,000 under the Island Community Fund for renovations to la Coopérative Le Chez Nous, a community care housing development for seniors. The $1.1 million expansion includes twelve new rooms with private bathrooms. Residents will also enjoy a larger activity room and dining room. Le Chez-Nous accommodates up to 47 residents and employs 25 people.
“The Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development is committed to supporting projects that make a meaningful difference in the lives of Islanders in rural communities,” said Minister MacKinley. “As minister, I am pleased to partner with the community on this project and I want to thank the staff and volunteers of the Coopérative Le Chez-Nous for their dedication to helping area residents.”
Le Chez-Nous is a cooperative managed by a board of directors in Wellington, Prince Edward Island. It officially opened its doors on April 1, 1993, after area residents worked together to establish a residential facility for seniors.