Enhancing Our Sense of Being
Luther Court’s philosophy expresses our desire, shared by our entire team, to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our residents and tenants while preserving their individuality and dignity.
A Leader in Health Care Since the Beginning
In June of 1974, members of Lutheran Church of the Cross, concerned about the needs of the aged and persons living with disabilities, incorporated into the Luther Court Society of BC. Their intent was to develop a community which would “seek to provide care beyond just the provision of food and shelter, to also provide health care as needed and above all spiritual counsel and comfort…in a setting that will enhance the older adult’s sense of being an individual with integrity and personal value.” (Official dedication brochure, 1979).
The original concept also included sufficient common space where elders from the surrounding community could be invited to participate in activities and meals on a drop-in basis. Two acres of land, acquired by Lutheran Church of the Cross and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada, was the location for a building designed to accommodate 58 low cost, self-contained apartments and 66 long-term care beds.
Luther Court has remained a leader in innovation through program development and service. Extensive renovations of the original building have allowed for accommodation for independent living clients, assisted living clients, and complex care clients. The Adult Day Centre, Wellness Centre, and home support program also sustain the intention of community integration.