Muskoka Landing breaks ground on new retirement lodge

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Main photo: Members of the Jarlette Health Services Team, accompanied by Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare CEO, Natalie Bubela, Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) CEO, Cathy Hecimovich, ORCA government relations specialist, Jack Sullivan, and Huntsville Deputy Mayor, Karin Terziano (supplied)

On Wednesday, November 27, Muskoka Landing broke ground on its new Retirement Lodge. The new development will include 100 residents’ suites and 14 waterfront townhouses adjacent to Muskoka Landing Long-Term Care Home.

“As an organization, we are proud and honoured to be part of the Huntsville community and feel privileged that we have been able to extend our tradition of excellence in care to local seniors, their family members and the community at large for almost 20 years,” said David Jarlette, president of Jarlette Health Services, in a media release. “The introduction of Muskoka Landing Retirement Lodge marks a new chapter at 65 Rogers Cove Drive, as we look forward to developing multi-faceted accommodation options to service a wider demographic of local seniors and those living in the surrounding area, while also amplifying our existing care and service offerings and establishing a robust, seniors’-focused community that will continue to meet the unique needs of our trusted community for years to come.”

The new Retirement Lodge will also provide employment opportunities from nursing and healthcare to management, operations and administration and environmental, recreation and culinary services, according to the release.

Construction of Muskoka Landing Retirement Lodge is expected to span a two-year period.

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12 Comments

  1. Marlene Müller on

    I’m sure that Muskoka Landing will also add to their LTC beds. This will be great for our community of needy seniors looking for retirement living help. Congratulations!

  2. Not sure how expensive townhouses on the waterfront will help local seniors? A massive building, over the height restrictions is not at all in line with the local community. I fear for the lake (there’s a massive dock planned) and the neighbouring properties. I guess the wealthy cottage owners need somewhere to live after they sell their $2m dollar cottages that their kids can’t afford to keep… not a great development.

  3. When is housing going to start for people who have been waiting 5 plus years for affordable housing???? I am 65 and need to continue working 2 jobs to afford rent

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