Berwick on the Park, a seniors’ residence in Sahali, will reconfigure assisted-care units into independent-living suites.
During a recent meeting, Kamloops council approved a development permit for two four-storey additions to Berwick’s facility, located at 60 South Whiteshield Cres., including reconfiguration of 32 care units into 15 new one-bedroom independent-living suites.
The city’s development director, Marvin Kwiatkowski, explained the two additions will be located south and west of the existing facility and will include a workshop, expanded craft room, bus parking and additional storage.
“Also looking to reconfigure 32 of the existing care units into 15 new one-bedroom independent-living suites along the east wing, as well as an additional 12 independent living suites in the south wing,” Kwiatkowski said. “In total, there will be 147 units within the building.”
Residents of the Brio floor were notified in the fall that they would need to find new homes within a year, leaving about 20 residents with round-the-clock care searching for new homes.
The reason given at that time was staffing challenges.
Berwick on the Park was built in 2002. It has several other locations on Vancouver Island.
KTW reached out to Berwick’s general manager for an update on whether the displaced residents have found new places to live and is awaiting a reply.