Atlantic Baptist Housing is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to providing quality living to seniors in independent apartment living, enriched housing and in nursing home care. But we are more than an organization – we are individuals who care deeply about what we do and the people we care for. We believe in taking excellent care of our seniors, through building communities, whether in quality living accommodations or in total nursing care. We encourage our communities to live well in mind, body and spirit.
As a charitable non-profit organization, our resources are invested into improving the lives and well-being of our residents. We firmly believe in Adding Life to Years, and strive to make each resident’s life brighter, healthier and happier.
“The Atlantic Baptist Senior Citizens’ Home Inc., a ministry of Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada, is dedicated primarily to the enhancement of the quality of life for Atlantic Seniors.
The mission is accomplished by providing quality care and affordable, accessible housing in an comfortable and secure environment.”
In a recent study of seniors housing needs by the Atlantic Seniors Housing Research Alliance (ASHRA), it was found the Maritime Provinces have the highest percentage of seniors in the country. In fact, between 2007 and 2033 the senior population of Nova Scotia alone is projected to increase to 86.3 percent.
In addition, the income level of seniors in Atlantic Canada is lower than the national average and there are a larger proportion of seniors living in rural areas. Also according to this study, “seniors want to age at home and in their communities.” When this is not possible, seniors also “prefer seniors-only housing.”
With 42 percent of our seniors living in rural areas, the Atlantic Baptist Housing model of developing senior apartments and nursing homes in part in less densely populated areas fits with the needs outlined in the ASHRA report.
 Seniors’ Housing: Challenges, Issues, and Possible Solutions for Atlantic Canada, Atlantic Seniors Housing Research Alliance (AHSRA), 2010.
Atlantic Baptist Housing works in partnership with Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches to identify opportunities to serve our communities and senior populations by developing, building and operating affordable and accessible housing.
The projects begin by a local Church identifying a need. Generally a Church committee is formed and quantifies the scope of the housing need. The local committee also works with and develops partnerships with the municipality and other levels of government. The committee also becomes the focus of marketing and sales, once a project is developed.
Atlantic Baptist Housing is invited in as a potential partner. It brings the ability to design and build, finance and operate the completed facility. Atlantic Baptist Senior Citizens’ Homes Inc. (our corporate name) is a non-profit, charitable organization.