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The Need

There are 1600 residents over the age of 65 that live in the R.M. of Springfield. 30% of that number are over 70 years of age. Our rural population is increasingly ageing, and as it does it creates a need for differing housing option for its’ citizens. There are waiting lists for nursing care accommodation, and for independent living apartments. To be waiting for a more suitable place to live for those who cannot cope where they are now is at best a discouraging situation and at worst “an accident waiting to happen”.


The Challenge

All of us share a responsibility to help those who can benefit from a little help. Many of us know family and/or neighbours who are on these waiting lists or people who soon will be. Collectively we can do much to address the need…to help provide more and improved living options for friends and family who are older. Individually there are many way we can contribute. One way is to join other who are about the task of creating a new housing option named Springfield Place…to consider a gift toward its funding.


A Step in the Right Direction

Springfield Place is an exciting new housing complex that will be home for many seniors in the R.M. of Springfield. Seniors who have been waiting for a community living opportunity that meets their needs for affordable, safe, and comfortable lodging near friends and family. Located in Oakbank and due to be ready for occupancy in July 2014, the 25,000 sq. ft. state of the art facility will contain 12 supported and 12 independent living apartments…along with all the features and amenities needed to provide its elderly residents with a place they will be proud to say “is my home”.


The Funding Gap
The Government of Manitoba through Manitoba Housing has provided $8.6 million to fund the construction of this much needed facility. The funding will cover all costs associated with the construction of the facility except for costs to be incurred to equip a full service kitchen centre and some common room furnishings and supplies. It is estimated that these costs will be $100,000.


Fundraising Initiative
Springfield Place will be managed and operated by the Oakbank-Springfield Kinsmen Seniors’ Complex Inc. This organization brings its leadership and experience of operating another senior’s housing service (Kin Place) to this new initiative. Along with its role in providing input into the design, securing service agreements and setting admission criteria, the Board of this organization is providing the leadership needed to raise $100,000 and is calling it’s fundraising campaign “Support Seniors Housing”.


Making a Contribution
Gifts and contributions are being invited from businesses, organizations and individuals to help fund the costs of the kitchen, installation and furnishings. For more information and inquiries; or how you might help out, contact Alan Burpee at (204) 444-3098 or (204) 444-3132. Charitable Tax receipts will be provided for all gifts received.


Key Stakeholders and supporters of Springfield Place


  • Government of Manitoba CMHA
    R. M. of Springfield
    Interlake-Eastman Regional Health Authority
    Oakbank-Springfield Kinsmen Seniors Complex Inc.


200-628 Main Street
Oakbank, MB R5N 0P6
Charitable Tax # 11906 3931 RR0001


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         Oakbank Housing Authority
         200-628 Main St.
         Oakbank, MB  R5N 0P6