Our seniors are an important part of our community. Seniors and older adults in our community are active, vibrant and engaged in a variety of recreational, cultural and service programs.
There are a variety of programs and organizations in Gibbons and the surrounding area.
Sturgeon Foundation is a non-profit management body established in 1962 by Ministerial Order to provide subsidized housing for seniors. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors which consists of representatives from each supporting municipality: City of St. Albert, Sturgeon County, Towns of Bon Accord, Gibbons, Legal, Morinville and Redwater. Sturgeon Foundation manages seniors housing facilities in all these locations and offers two different living options: Independent Living (Self-contained units) and Supportive Living (Lodge units).
Pine Crest Gardens is a low-rise apartment building in Gibbons which contains 18 suites. Each suite is approximately 600 square feet with a kitchenette, living room, bedroom, full 3-piece bathroom and storage area. Fridge, stove and window coverings are provided in each suite.
There is a main entry with an intercom system, hallways, a common area, tenant laundry room, public washroom and a kitchen area available for functions
Basic yard maintenance is provided which includes lawn care and snow removal, and housekeeping maintains the common areas of the building.
Spruce View Manor is located in Gibbons and has 43 lodge units consisting of a 201 to 304 square foot bed/sitting area with a separate full bathroom. Residents may choose to bring their own furniture or use the lodge furniture provided.
The lodge offers a spacious open common area with fireplace and games equipment, a craft room, recreational area, library, hair salon, residents laundry room, central dining area, Jacuzzi bath assist room and computers available for the residents use. There is a beautifully landscaped yard with paved sidewalks and a covered patio provides the perfect setting to sit and enjoy a nice sunny day.
There is currently a provincial program available to eligble seniors who own property in the Town of Gibbons.
Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program is new in 2013. This program allows eligible senior homeowners to defer all or part of their property taxes through low-interest home equity loans with the Alberta government. With this voluntary program, the Government of Alberta will pay the property taxes to the municipality on behalf of the senior, and the senior will repay the loan, with interest, when they sell their home or sooner if they choose.