November 16, 2010 - Minister of Health and Social Services Sandy Lee and Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation Robert C. McLeod, announced that the focus of the Joe Greenland Centre will be on independent living and day programming for seniors. Current residents requiring long term care will be placed by the Territorial Admissions Committee according to their care needs. The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) is now considering options to renovate the units currently administered by Health and Social Services.
The Joe Greenland Centre is composed of fifteen units. Seven units are managed and administered by the Aklavik Housing Association/NWTHC as public housing that provide independent living for seniors. The remaining eight units are administered by the Department of Health and Social Services.
“The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation will continue to operate the Joe Greenland Centre as a facility for seniors’ independent living and will continue to work closely with the Department of Health and Social Services and the Aklavik Housing Association throughout this transition,” said Minister of the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation, Robert C. McLeod.
“The Joe Greenland Centre will continue to assist clients that don’t require high level care through the use of Home Care Support Workers and family. Our Territorial Admissions Committee will continue to place residents that require long term care into the appropriate facilities. I look forward to transitioning with the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation,” said Minister of Health and Social Services, Sandy Lee.
For more information, contact:
Manager of Communications
Health and Social Services
Phone: (867) 920-8927
Senior Policy Advisor
Phone: (867) 920-3051