New Trinity Manor Sod Turning

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By Frank Flegel

Emmanuel care Saskatchewan will open another of its Trinity Manor Care homes within two years, this one in Regina’s Westerra neighborhood. A sod turning was held June 16 on the site with work already underway. Patterned on its successful Trinity Manor at Stonebridge in Saskatoon, it’s expected to be open in 2019. Scott Irwin, Emmanuel Care President and CEO, welcomed everyone and gave a brief explanation of Emmanuel Care. “We strive to meet unmet needs to create communities of care and healing for all, all in the example of Jesus Christ.”

Emmanuel Care Saskatchewan is owned by the Catholic Bishops of Saskatchewan. It owns and operates 12 health care facilities both acute and long-term care in Saskatchewan as well as Trinity Manor at Stonebridge in Saskatoon which was opened three years ago.

Regina Archbishop Donald Bolen gave thanks for the work that has already been done and blessed the land where the facility will stand. “Without the vision and commitment of many people we could not have proceeded with this project,” said the Archbishop. “Bless this ground on which Trinity Manor will be built for Your glory and for the benefit of Your people. We look forward to the day when this building is completed. We pray for the safety of all those who will help in the construction of Trinity Manor, that they may be kept free from harm and injury, and may their work be a holy and true sign of Your love for all.  We ask this through you Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Trinity, always and forever, Amen.” He then blessed the land with holy water.

Regina Mayor Michael Fougere thanked Emmanuel Care for building Trinity Manor in Regina particularly in the developing Westerra neighborhood.

When open, Trinity Manor will have 200 units in a combination of suites and individual rooms.  Frances Murphy, Sales and Rental Consultant, said Trinity Manor is designed as a community for independent and active living for seniors with progressive care as required. Residents will determine their own activities. “We give them the tools and they decide what they want to do,” she said in speaking with the Prairie Messenger.