The Society is a registered charitable organization located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia between Qualicum Beach and the Comox Valley.
The Bowser Seniors Housing Society is currently in the development process of building Lighthouse Villa, an affordable independent living facility for seniors. . (Please see the “Lighthouse Villa” page for more information on the project.)
Lighthouse Villa will contain 22 private units furnished with the seniors’ own possessions. Residents will live independently. Privacy and independence are preserved in a welcoming atmosphere providing companionship and social activities in the common areas. The residents are responsible for their own unit’s housekeeping, personal laundry and their own meals.
The complex will consist of 22 adaptable (three fully accessible) rental apartments – 20 one bedroom and 2 two bedrooms, all of differing sizes. The facility will be one storey in height and include surface parking stalls for residents. Each residential unit will be fully self-sufficient with bathroom, kitchen, bedroom(s), living area, and limited storage. Amenity space may be used for dining, companionship, gatherings, crafts and games. There will be a coin-operated laundry on site for the residents. Lighthouse Villa will be located in the Bowser Village, behind Magnolia Court and close to shopping, cafe, library, bank, trails and transportation.
The target group of residents for the Villa are local seniors who are finding it difficult to maintain their current residence, would benefit from increased socialization opportunities, and would like to stay in their community rather than move to a larger town or city among strangers. The Society will be offering spaces to local seniors and to seniors outside the area through BC Housing Registry and our own waiting list.
We have many seniors currently living in our rural community who are or may be unable to afford the housing alternatives provided by private organizations in the larger urban communities. Seniors are a vibrant part of the social and economic fabric of our community and contribute long after they can no longer stay in their homes. The Society will provide a housing alternative that allows seniors to remain in the community close to friends and family and maintain independent living.