History

kinsmen-lodge

Just like our Elders, our home has a story…..

  • 1960It all started during a poker game with Ted Reider, Dick Young, Bill Reid and Jim Cox, when they agreed they needed to provide a care home for seniors and met with Tom Goode who was looking for a charity to donate land to.
  • 1961Whalley & District Senior Citizens Housing Society, a non-profit organization, is incorporated to provide seniors housing in Surrey.
  • 1973The construction of Kinsmen Place Lodge begins.
  • 1975Kinsmen Place Lodge officially opens in the Whalley neighborhood on October 1st. It is a six-storey facility with a capacity to accommodate 179 seniors who require intermediate care.
  • 2005The Fraser Health Authority advises Kinsmen Place Lodge that the building requires either  extreme updating or rebuilding in order to comply with the new regulatory codes for a complex care facility.
  • 2006Kinsmen Place Lodge negotiates to purchase land at 137A Street  in Surrey.
  • 2008Lark Construction is secured as developer for the new building. Board and Society members approve the sale of the properties on Old  Yale Road to help fund construction of a new building.
  • 2008Project funding is secured with funding partners FHA and BC  Housing Corporation.
  • 2010The ground-breaking ceremony for the new building takes place.
  • 2011First fundraising campaign is launched to raise money for comforts and safety equipment.
  • 2012In February residents move into their new purpose built home for  complex care.
  • 2012Kinsmen Lodge assumes a mortgage of $27.5 Million after selling the properties at Old Yale Road