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B.C.’s first ‘dementia village’ set to open in Langley

A new retirement housing concept designed for seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia is becoming a B.C. reality with a private developer opening the Village in Langley within weeks and the Ministry of Healthlaunching two pilot projects, including one in Vancouver.

The concept, first introduced in Europe has “turned the [senior’s] nursing home concept upside down,” according to one expert, by replacing institutional facilities with cottages centred around a secured-perimeter retail village and community amenities where residents are free to safely roam at will.

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