To address the growing need for supportive care for seniors, Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson has announced that the Province has signed a three year agreement with the Desert Valley Hospice Society to help develop a hospice centre in Osoyoos.
As of Sept. 1, the province is providing the society with the use of a building, owned by the government at 22 Jonagold Place.
“Community-led initiatives and non-profit societies are the foundation of our supportive housing sector," said Larson. "The great work that the Desert Valley Hospice Society is doing will lead to more options for families in our Southern Okanagan communities who need supportive care and hospice accommodations.”
The Province will also deliver funding support for operating costs, including building maintenance, property taxes and utilities.
The Desert Valley Hospice Society will use the space to plan and build capacity for a community-based hospice.
The society is a charitable organization committed to the end-of-life care for residents in Oliver and Osoyoos.