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Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Future of Grey Gables

Markdale | by Ken Hashizume  

The outgoing Mayor of Blue Mountains is optimistic that the facility is still in the County's long term care plans.

The outgoing Mayor of the Blue Mountains seems optimistic that Grey Gables in Markdale will get a stay of execution.

John McKean is a member of the Multi-Municipal Long-Term Care Working Group on the future of long-term care in Grey County.

The working group had a meeting on October 30th.

The decision by Grey County Council in May to close Grey Gables has become a contentious issue in the recent municipal elections.

McKean says there has been a lot of information available since Council's decision to close Grey Gables.

He says the group wants to keep all their options open regarding the future of long term care.

McKean says there is an opportunity for County Council to revisit the decision.

He says in addition to the new information, there is a new provincial government that has pledged to add more long term care beds in Ontario.

McKean says they would like to model after Simcoe County where retirement homes there are integrated with long term care facilities.

He says Simcoe County is more involved and their levy is less than what it is in Grey County.


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