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Some Indigenous seniors will get a space at an assisted-living space in Dryden, but others feel left out – CBC

Nov 17, 2023

Past several months saw public outcry over vacant units amid national housing crisis

After several months of confusion over why there are vacant units in a seniors assisted living building in Dryden, Ont., a new partnership has been announced that will see the empty spaces filled by Indigenous seniors.

Patricia Gardens offers housing for seniors who can live independently but still benefit from on-site services as needed. It is owned and operated by not-for-profit Dryden District Senior Services Incorporated.

This week, the Dryden Native Friendship Centre announced a two-year pilot project with Dryden District Senior Services that aims to make housing more accessible to Indigenous seniors in the small northwestern Ontario city.

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