In October 2000, the veterans moved into their new home in the Veterans Village at Sherbrooke. Located on Poppy Lane off Telemiracle Way, the Veterans Village is home for veterans of Canada’s Armed Forces who could no longer live independently in the community.
The four houses – named Dieppe, Mafeking, Vimy, and Korea – are home for 40 veterans, and include one secure house for those individuals living with dementia. The Veteran’s Village is similar to the houses in the Kinsmen Village, with a few differences, including three piece baths.
The veterans’ homes include kitchens, living and dining rooms, a fireplace, laundry, private bedrooms and baths, and private patios with barbecues. Nine to 10 people live in each house, and all have multi-skilled daily living assistants.
The Veteran Village is in many ways at Sherbrooke’s heart. Forty residents, their families, staff and volunteers have built a strong community with a rich heritage and commitment to foster quality of life, individuality, and opportunities for companionship. With support from the Saskatoon community and veterans organizations, the Veterans Village strives to provide the best quality of life for those veterans who fought for the safety and freedom we enjoy as Canadians.
As always, the Canadian flag flies proudly at the entrance to the village. We are proud and honoured to create a warm and loving place for veterans to call home.