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A map on display the name unveiling shows the location and names of each of the three new homes.
The Cypress Health Region recently announced the new names for the three long-term care homes being constructed at the Southwest Integrated Healthcare Facility (SIHF) in Maple Creek.
Prairie Oasis, Paradise Pines and Prairie Meadows were determined after receiving suggestions from residents, family members, volunteers and staff members. The health region then held a series of votes before selecting the winners.
“We had a lot of feedback and voting from the residents as to what they wanted to see in their future home,” Cypress Lodge staff member Janice Wagner said in a press release. “They have waited for some time for a new building to call their home, and now the move into it is right around the corner. They are so excited.”
Irene Olsen, a current resident at Cypress Lodge who will be moving into one of the new homes, echoed those statements.
“I am delighted that we are getting closer to the move-in date for our new facility,” she said. “I am looking forward to it and am hoping to get a room in the Paradise Pines Home, so that I can have a view of Highway 21 and the comings and goings of the hospital.”
The health region said the final selections were chosen because of they reflected the natural beauty of the area, and matched the different designs.
Prairie Oasis, for example, includes several blue colours and designs in tribute to the big skies and lakes and creeks found in the area.
While the names have been officially chosen, the construction work is still coming along. The health region says they anticipate construction will end this fall.