It was a day of celebrations and a day to shed a few tears as the Medicine Tree Manor had its grand opening on Thursday, February 22nd.

For resident Marjorie Fame, who lived in the manor before the 2013 flood, moving back last October was a homecoming.

"It was really exciting, every day in October you would think two more sleeps," said Fame. "Oh it is home. It is really home."

Fame says having the building burn to the ground as it was almost rebuilt after the flood was hard to handle.

Chief Administration Officer Lauren Ingalls says without community support they couldn't have done it.

"We have over 103 residents that live with us. It means our community is whole again. It just means a wonderful home for the seniors of High River and our surrounding Foothills County. It is just a happy occasion."

Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing says High River seniors truly demonstrated the resiliency Albertans are know for.

“High River seniors truly demonstrated the resiliency Albertans are known for," said Sigurdson. "They have been patient and steadfast through so much and our government is proud to support a project that ensures they can stay in their community, close to family and friends. It was an honour to be there today to welcome them home.”

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