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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta -Tuesday, April 17. 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 bedrcom arrangement All in- clude a small kitchen and large storage closet, a bathroom the bedroom area Special facilities designed for tfie senior citizens include a laundry room and lounge plus a sun deck on the top floor, a main meeting hall, another lounge, a solarium and an arts and cjaft room, still empty, on the main floor. Hardrails along hallwajs. and in bathrooms, and built in sun lamps are other facili- ties included with the old in mind It would be grossly unfair at this point to say other than the majority of tennants are probably exbremcV happy with their new quarters. 'Fine place' It s a fine place. designed tins was a pret- ty fellow to include so many Mrs. Florence Shuit. who I met on the sun- deck told me. Shutt who had been a Ine-in housekeeper before she into the said or.c of the things she was the co-npamo'i- 4 It would be mj own fault if T didn't n'cct pcop'c l'C-c saul. 4 1 n im Iv; if want to 3xr" about tic of liejcbt on old she replied shou3.i meet the 84-j ear-old lady Hres on the 16th floor she loves It." Downstairs, in the main lobby of the building, a group of people were seated on com- fortable chesterfields and chairs, enjojing the after- noon sun, exchanging greet- ing with a fairly steady stream of tennants entering and leaving. One of them. Mrs. Eliza- beth Bruce, who is president of the tennant executive com- mjittee, talked sbout isoma ol fee activities that help make tbe building a "friendly comfortable place to live." Visiting One, a "buddy" system, is ingenious in its simplicity. It's an arrangement in which everyone in the building checks on one or more "bud- dies" at least once each day bj phone or visiting Besides helping to create a sense of community out of a building that houses as many people as many small towns, it ensures the safety and well- being of all are looked after, "If anybody is sick or can't leave their roomys for some- reason, there's a'aajs some- one to iaid Mrs. Bruce. A social club is going strong, with some of ac- tivity ne.im evening, including films and dancing The club got a r'ld piano donated for tbe maji meet- Continued en Page 4 ;