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Elevators will be installed this year in five senior citizen
apartment buildings across the province, Housing and Municipal
Affairs Minister Guy Brown announced today.

"These buildings are located in communities where no elevators in
seniors' buildings currently exist," said Mr. Brown. "These areas
also contain a large number of tenants who would benefit from
elevator service."

The minister said the projects represent about $700,000 in
funding to complexes housing seniors. The first tender has been
called for Nova Court in Bible Hill. Work on the four remaining
buildings -- Bedford Manor in Bedford, Hilltop Manor in
Springhill, 87 Crescent in Sydney Mines, and the Willows in
Annapolis Royal -- will be put out tender later this year.

Mr. Brown thanked the federal government for its input and
cost-sharing on these projects. He also thanked the
municipalities involved as they also share capital and operating
expenditures, and regional housing authorities for their efforts
and for listing these projects as priorities.

The province houses some 9,200 senior citizens in 350 buildings
across Nova Scotia. The average age of these residents is 75 and
80 per cent are female.


Contact: Jim Graham

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