Sharon Village Care Homes Celebrates Community Expansion

By - September 22nd 2014.

Sharon Village improves quality of care for long-term and senior residents.

Earls Court Village - Now Open

London, ON: This month Sharon Village Care Homes celebrate the expansion and improvement of its long-term care facilities across London. With undergoing renovations at Kensington Village long-term care home, as well as the grand opening of a new environmentally friendly long-term care facility Earls Court Village on August 4th to a greater number of London area residents.

Earls Court Village features both private and standard double suites, as well as dining areas, family and common areas, and country kitchens on each floor. Other on-site amenities attest to the comprehensive nature of Earls Court facilities, and include a theatre room equipped with a popcorn machine, a library, beauty salon, tuck shop, and multi-denominational chapel. Earls Court follows Sharon Village’s belief in creating an active lifestyle. This new village offers a wide variety of activities for residents, including walking paths around Earls Court’s gorgeous courtyard, which is protected by a small wooded area and a hill. On-site RN and RPN staff provides a high standard of assisted living.

Earls Court Village hopes to reach LEED level silver. To attain this level, Earls Court Village has been constructed using as many local products as possible, and using chemicals bought only through approved “green” suppliers. They will also be harvesting rainwater to use in their plumbing through a water cistern system, as well as the construction of a “green roof” on which vegetation may grow and thrive. The roof attempts to maintain green spaces in the city, even while urban centers and communities expand. In the future, Earls Court Village also has electric car charging stations to encourage and promote the use of this “green” transportation technology.

The Kensington Village renovations will encompass suites, elevators, the kitchen, as well as the common room. With updated facilities and a reduction in the number of residents in the care home, Kensington Village hopes to increase its level of care for each individual resident.

Peter Schlegel expressed how all decisions regarding construction at Earls Court Village and Kensington Village were made only because “in the long term it’s better for the resident.” The administrative team understands the importance of activities in welcoming and integrating residents into the community. These include monthly birthday parties, pub nights, the inclusion of community groups in the meeting rooms, and family visits to the theatre and country kitchen. One of their main focuses is “to put a huge emphasis on keeping our residents integrated into the larger community.” This inclusion and integration will continue on at Kensington Village following renovations, and at the new Earls Court Village.

For those who are looking for a more independent lifestyle, Sharon Village offers retirement homes as well as the adult condominiums at their Strathcona Village Homes in Mount Forest, Ontario.