Ottawa Citizen - New assisted living for seniors at Bruyère Village
August 29, 2012
BY MARIA COOK, OTTAWA CITIZEN
“Of course I’m going to be happy there,” says Jeannine Rousseau, 89, talking about an innovative new housing community for seniors in Orléans. “I can hardly wait.”

The great-grandmother of 16 and Senators hockey fan will soon trade her co-op bachelor apartment in Chinatown for a one-bedroom unit at Bruyère Village.

The $70-million project is a novel concept for Ottawa and among the few in Ontario. The village combines affordable housing, independent living, assisted living and long-term care all on one campus, together with on-site health and social services.

It’s one-stop shopping for adults aged 60 and older. The goal is to provide a place where people can maintain a healthy lifestyle, remain independent as long as possible, and receive assistance when they need it — without having to move...

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