Who Are We

The Bowser Seniors Housing Society

The Bowser Seniors Housing Society (BSHS) is committed to the concept of affordable housing for seniors within their own community. We want to enable seniors to stay close to family and friends while maintaining independence. That is why we are working hard on our project to create an independent seniors residence in our rural area, so people do not have to move to the towns or cities. (Please see the “Lighthouse Villa” page for more information on the project.)

The objective of the Bowser Seniors Housing Society is to enable local seniors to remain in and enjoy their community long after they reach the point when they need to move on from their current homes.

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Seniors who live in our area have been part of the community for many years. They have lived and worked, raised their families, and been part of the fabric of the community. This society was formed because many older residents were being forced to leave the area and move to cities or towns further away in order to get the services that they now need.

Our future has its roots in our community. Life-long friends and our families form the fabric of our lives, and we don’t wish to lose touch with them as we grow older.

Members contribute in practical ways to the development of seniors housing in Bowser. A wide variety of knowledge and skill is needed to get the building project off the ground. Once the housing is built, different skills and experience will be required to keep the place running smoothly for the residents. Volunteers are the life-blood of rural community societies, and the Bowser Seniors Housing Society needs the individual support provided by its members and other volunteers.

Lighthouse Villa will provide seniors the opportunity for affordable independent housing within a social atmosphere and enable them to remain within the local area, close to the friends and neighbours who make up their support networks.

 For many seniors, the opportunity to be involved in the welfare of the community and to contribute to its economy is important.  Although considered rural, the Villa’s location will be within the village centre and easy walking distance to the local grocery store, pharmacy, library, coffee shop, credit union, ATM, post office, bus stop, and other businesses.  The proximity of the Villa to village amenities and event venues such as the Legion will encourage and facilitate seniors’ continued participation in the community.