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was able to paint and install new lights and carpet. At the time of writing, the project is close to completion.

Mrs. Ida Wickdahl, one of the first residents, still resides at Parkland Home and has seen many changes over the years. One of the not so pleasant ones is the rental increase. In 1973, rent at Parkland Home was under one hundred dollars. By the year 2000, it will be over two hundred dollars.

As with any building, maintenance and repairs are inevitable. The board reviews conditions on an ongoing basis to make sure that Parkland Home continues to provide the highest quality housing possible for our seniors. Since 1983, some of the other improvements that have taken place at Parkland Home are: new roof, new waste shed, new sidewalk on the north side of the building, bathrooms

upgraded, parking area paved, eavestroughing upgraded, storm doors replaced, exterior of building painted, and the fire-alarm system upgraded.

Parkland Home is not only a great place to live but also a great place to work. This is evident by the fact that over its thirty year long existence, the home has seen only three managers: Win Whitaker, Val Wickdahl and lmeke Kerr. lrv Nehring, custodian, continues to make sure that the home is kept in tip-top shape. The board boasts an original board member, Carl Syslak, who is invaluable as our historian.

The board is grateful for all the concerned people in the community. It is this genuine caring in our communi­ ties that will see that our seniors will always have the care that is needed and a home to call their own.

Parkland Home Senior S Residence

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