The Government of Yukon opened Whistle Bend Place, the territory’s newest long-term care home, today. Residents will begin moving into their new home next month. With 150 resident rooms, Whistle Bend Place will help ease waitlist pressures for continuing care in the territory.
As the largest infrastructure project ever completed in Yukon, Whistle Bend Place was designed to be a community within a community. Inside their new home, residents will have access to a wide range of community services such as a hair salon, a woodworking studio, an arts and crafts room, a pottery kiln, indoor and outdoor gardening spaces, a large gym and more.
I am extremely pleased to open this state-of-the-art care home. Whistle Bend Place is an important part of meeting the needs of our aging population. The programming and services available for our elders at Whistle Bend Place is just the beginning of our government’s multifaceted approach to wellness and our commitment to helping Yukoners age in place.
Minister of Health and Social Services Pauline Frost
Whistle Bend Place is the largest infrastructure project in Yukon history. I want to personally thank all the Yukoners, especially our local contractors, who spent countless hours over the past three years seeing this project to completion under budget.
Minister of Highways and Public Works Richard Mostyn
Residents will begin moving in to Whistle Bend Place in late October.
Over 140 Yukoners will be filling professional roles at the new Whistle Bend Place.
Whistle Bend Place is one of the largest capital projects in Yukon history at a cost of $146.6 million.
More than 1,200 people contributed to the building’s design and construction.