FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Siksika Nation and Siksika Health Services are proud to host a ground-breaking celebration at the site of the future Siksika Continuing Care Centre. Once completed, the residence will offer 34 continuing care spaces for Siksika Nation members, and surrounding communities.
WHO: Ouray Crowfoot, Chief of Siksika Nation; Jason Copping, Alberta Minister of Health; Dr. Tyler White, CEO of Siksika Health Services; Kory Duck Chief, Siksika Elders Lodge Lead
WHAT: Groundbreaking event and sign unveiling for future Siksika Continuing Care Centre
WHEN: Friday October 21, 2022, 2:00pm – 2:30pm
WHERE: Immediately west of Siksika Health & Wellness Centre – site of new Siksika Continuing Care Centre.
Continuing Care in Siksika Nation will serve the community for generations to come by supporting those living in the community with facility-based care, as needed. The future of continuing care includes the transition of the residents of the existing Siksika Elder’s Lodge and expanded services so that Siksika elders, for the first time, will have access to long term care and designated assisted living, in their own community.
“The future of continuing care will have changed forever on our reserve. Expanded services will be available so that Siksika elders, for the first time, will have access to long-term care and designated supportive living in their own community. The continuing care centre will also provide palliative and respite services while connected with independent living units and adult day support, planned for the site. The residents of the existing Siksika Elder’s Lodge will transition to the new continuing care centre,” says Nioksskaistamik, Chief Ouray Crowfoot.
For information contact:
Jennifer Kohlhammer | Communications, Siksika Health Services
403-829-5366 | JenniferK@SiksikaHealth.com
Kory Duck Chief | Team Leader, Siksika Elders Lodge
403-901-9888 | KoryDC@SiksikaHealth.com