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Marathon Seniors Supportive Housing Project

 Marathon, like many communities and regions in Canada, has an aging population.  With this increasing demographic and more advanced health care, there is an increasing need to provide supportive housing for seniors so they can remain in their home communities.  The Marathon project aligns with the Ontario Government’s 2007 ‘Aging at Home’ Strategy and can define senior’s supportive housing as:

“Supportive housing is a part of today’s continuum of care placed between home and/or community services and placement in a long-term care facility.  Supportive housing contains building features and personal services to enable people to remain in their home community as long as they are able and choose to.  Supportive housing is designed for people who only need minimal to moderate care and avoid premature admission to institutional care and promote independence and dignity for seniors.”

The Marathon project is very much focused on developing new affordable housing for seniors who by and large do not require advanced, twenty-four-hour care. To achieve this, the project is focused on five key attributes essential to its success and supporting seniors:

  1. Residential character.

  2. Supportive physical environment.

  3. Access to essential support services.

  4. Progressive management philosophy.

  5. Affordability and choice.

The complete preliminary design file for the Marathon Seniors Supportive Housing Project is available in PDF  format here: CGVBuildersDesign


In partnership with CGV Builders and the North Superior Healthcare Group (NOSH), the 38 unit transitional style housing initiative is centrally located, adjacent to the hospital and other amenities.


 Barrier free community hub and common areas.


 Building Systems Overview

• Barrier-free access and compliant;
• Energy efficient design and operation
• Lobby, multi-purpose dining room, activity lounge, kitchen, storage areas, laundry room, resource library, waste disposal room, mechanical room, public washrooms;
• Sprinkler system & Security system, complete with main entry door system;
• Fridge and Stove units for all suites;
• Washers and dryers for common laundry room;
• Fit-up of public areas, including tables, chairs, kitchen outfitting, desks, and computers.

Mix of 38, Studio, Single Bedroom and Two Bedroom Suites, approx. 500-800 Sqft



You can view a walk through video on the Marathon Community YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/EbHoNxJn1aE

To receive more information or updates via email please fill out the Town of Marathon:    Contact Form

Contact Chris Cartwright, the Special Projects and Research Officer via telephone (807)229-1340 xt2238 or email: spro@marathon.ca

 

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