The provincial government is extending the targeted closure date for Valley View Centre in Moose Jaw from March 2018 to December 2019.
“It is vital that the transition of Valley View Centre residents is done in a careful, thoughtful, person-centered way so these individuals can achieve their goals for life in the community,” Social Services Minister Tina Beaudry-Mellor said. “Our commitment to a person centred planning approach to date, while maybe more lengthy, has been a very positive experience for families. We will continue to work with Valley View residents, as well as their families and communities across the province to make sure they have the supports they need to build a life for themselves and experience all the joys that community living brings.”
The government says 109 residents are still loving at the centre and by pushing back the closure date, it is hoped there will be a successful transition for the remaining residents.