After several months of discussion and careful consideration, NAHS acquired the General George R. Pearkes Seniors Housing complex (GGRP) as of October 1, 2014. The Board of that association decided to dissolve and asked NAHS to take over the operation.
The GGRP complex is approximately 40 years old and consists of 82 units of housing in 16 buildings along with a recently upgraded activity centre. The complex also offers services, 1 meal per day, light housekeeping and linen service once per week, and some recreational activities to interested tenants. The activity centre has a commercial kitchen, games room, office, and activity hall.
The complex consisting of 3 adjoining properties is spread over 7-8 acres in one of the most picturesque areas of Nanaimo.
There are currently 10 staff at the complex who provide administration, housekeeping, activity coordination, and food service.
NAHS looks forward to maintaining this project as affordable seniors housing for the long term, however, redevelopment and densification are a future possibility on the property.
For more information on the complex, please contact the site office located at #10 Buttertubs Drive in Nanaimo – phone: 250-753-5031.