Czorny Alzheimer Centre

The Czorny Alzheimer Centre’s therapeutic goals follow the Eden principles of care, which seek to eliminate loneliness, boredom and helplessness through tailored care and connection with nature.
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The Czorny Alzheimer Centre provides residential care for 36 residents with Alzheimer’s and related dementia in a nurturing environment. The facility is a partnership between the Stewart family, Fraser Health and the Alzheimer Society of BC.

“I am impressed by the support shown by everyone who has devoted themselves to the success of the Czorny Alzheimer Centre; your labours do not go unnoticed…they are celebrated, respected and admired by those whose lives you have touched.” – Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor General of Canada

Situated on an 8-acre site, the Centre has six self-contained cottages with twelve residents per cottage complete with a kitchen, living area, fireplaces, recreational and dining areas, a spa and utility rooms.

The cottages are arranged side by side with their main entrances off a north / south corridor. The corridor system connects the support and common areas of the facilities with the cottages. The pathways are designed to allow continuous wandering routes that lead past points of interest and activities. Each cottage has a covered exterior verandah leading to a secure garden.

Building forms are intended to be simple and identifiable, alluding to the contextual language of the Cloverdale area. Roofs are a light-coloured metal for durability and solar reflection. Colours have been chosen to assist with identification of the parts of the facility.