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History

A long legacy of caring

In 1998, Dr. Hasmukh Patel and Dr. Kabir Jivraj founded AgeCare Ltd with a corporate mission of developing and managing Supportive Housing and Long Term Care Communities in Alberta.

They had previously developed the “Aging in Place” model in England and introduced the concept to the Palliser Health Region.

The first communities

In the first three years of operations, AgeCare developed three different communities that it acquired in Southern Alberta: Valleyview in Medicine Hat, Orchard Manor in Brooks and Columbia in Lethbridge.

In 2003, AgeCare expanded its vision into British Columbia, adding a multi-level care community in Burnaby that would eventually be renamed Harmony Court and Harmony Court Estate. The following year, two seniors care communities in Calgary were added to the family: Beverly Centre Glenmore and Beverly Centre Lake Midnapore (which also includes The Beverly Estate).

Building from the ground up

AgeCare began focussing on purpose-built communities with the opening of Sunrise Gardens in Brooks, Alberta in 2009. That was followed by the all-new Sagewood Seniors Community and Sagewood Estate in Strathmore, Alberta in 2010. Sagewood is notable for its LEED certification, which recognizes AgeCare’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

In 2012, AgeCare opened Walden Heights Seniors Community in Calgary, with an even broader vision to encompass a full “campus of care” that also includes independent living and affordable housing.