8 June 2022
This year, Silvera is marking 60 years as a provider of housing and services to older Calgarians. Our latest Report to Community celebrates our journey through six decades serving low- to moderate-income seniors.
2021 was a year of transition for Silvera: managing the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic while advancing our strategic objectives to add more affordable housing spaces and improve services and supports that ensure older adults live fully and age successfully in our communities.
We were voted Best Seniors Residences in Calgary in 2021, receiving the Postmedia Reader’s Choice Award, recognition that our independent and supportive living communities continue to be safe places for older adults to live and access the supports and services they need.
“It takes a community of committed people to make Silvera a leader in the housing and seniors’ sector, includin
g employees, service providers, community supporters, and government partners,” says Arlene Adamson, CEO, Silvera.
In late 2021, Silvera substantially advanced our goal of creating more housing options for older adults by opening Vista Apartments, a community that offers 120 units of affordable independent living. We also began or continued construction on several additional buildings (197 units) that are planned to open this year.
As 2022 is the 60th year Silvera has provided housing and important services for older adults in Calgary, we are inviting residents, employees, supporters, and partners to celebrate our history while looking forward to the future as a trusted and important pillar of the community.
To mark this milestone, we’ve developed a video series highlighting Silvera’s past, present and future, along with a compilation of employee and resident stories called “Silvera Diamonds”. We’re planning a day of celebration for residents, families, and employees August 12 and are hosting a public forum, “The Future of Aging in Our Community”, on October 1.
2021 was another successful year in the proud 60-year history of Silvera. We remain committed to ensuring Calgary has housing options for older adults no matter their financial circumstance, allowing older adults to thrive as they age.