Our New Building Coming Soon

February 2021 Newsletter

Development Update:

Our timeline for moving over to Westwinds is going to be sooner than we thought. Polygon has done such an efficient job and saved significant time on the framing. Our initial estimate of August 2022 completion date is now going to be the fall of 2021 or early 2022. We will continue suite selections in the coming months for qualified existing tenants. Yvonne will be in touch with tenants to schedule appointments.

Covid-19 Update:

It feels like this pandemic keeps dragging on and on. I know how tiresome it is for residents who live alone and have had to scale back their contacts. Immunizations will be available for Seniors very soon. Phase 2 is for Seniors aged 80 and over will be eligible for vaccination February to March. Phase 3 is for people over the age of 60 and will occur April to June 2021. I will post more information when it comes available. Those with a preexisting health condition that put you at higher risk may be eligible for vaccination sooner than Phase 3 timelines. In the meanwhile, everyone needs to keep up the good work keeping your distance, and masking when necessary. Also remember to eat well, get good rest, and exercise when possible. We will get through this. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Income Tax Clinic

Judy Modray will be offering up her services again this year to do income tax returns. There is limited space, so sign up as soon as you can. To get your taxes done, we require a copy of your 2019 tax return as well as all of your T4 T5 slips. The fee for tax preparation is $15.

BC Recovery Benefit

If you have not yet put in your online application for the BC Recovery Benefit, please contact the office if you need some assistance. The benefit is $500 and gets deposited in your bank account quite quickly. If you are unsure if you are eligible for this benefit you can check online by googling BC recovery Benefit eligibility, or contact the office for some assistance.

Garden Plots

For those of you with Garden Plots, contact Yvonne at the office and let her know if you are going to keep your plot for the upcoming growing season. This will be the last season in the existing plots. Garden plots at Westwinds will be available through a lottery system in fairness to accommodate the larger population.

Laura Modray, Executive Director