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welcoming and meeting the needs of seniors.

A unique community,

Enjoy a life vibrant life with your friends, family and a staff that truly cares.

Our Communities

Newbrook Lodge

Brooks, Alberta

Newbrook Lodge is located in the Brooks close to most amenities. This facility is a three story building with 148 suites built around a central courtyard.

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Playfair Lodge

Bassano, Alberta

Playfair Lodge is located in the town of Bassano. This facility is a one level building with 40 units. It is close to all amenities Bassano offers.

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Dr. Scott Apartments

Bassano, Alberta

This apartment unit is located in Bassano. The eight units are spacious and completely self sufficient for seniors.

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Life Lease Home Now Available

Simplify your 50 + living and maintain your independence in the Community of Bassano.

1312 square foot duplex home – 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, dining, living room, in-suite laundry, storage and attached garage. Hardwood floors and an open floor plan.

Available for $265,000.00

Individuals purchase the right to occupy the home and pay a monthly fee for maintenance, insurance, taxes and management. 92% of initial investment is refunded at the termination of residency.

Call the Newell Foundation today at (403) 363-2406 to view and find out more about becoming part of our welcoming community.

The Newell Foundation takes great pride in providing housing for seniors in the Communities of Bassano and Brooks.

We believe in working together with the residents and their families to provide the best possible service we can, striving to achieve an extremely high satisfaction rate. We want residents to feel at home with us, and be proud to call the Newell Foundation facilities their home.

1960 - Construction of Newbrook Lodge

Newbrook Lodge, a 50 bed Senior’s Lodge, was built in Brooks. There was an essay contest with the Brooks and County schools to choose the name of the Lodge.

1980 - Construction of Dr. Scott Apartments

Dr. Scott Apartments, 8 Self Contained apartments, were constructed and opened in Bassano. The Dr. Scott apartments were named after Dr. Alexander Scott, who was the first flying Doctor in Canada.

1980 - Construction of Playfair Lodge

Playfair Lodge, a 40 bed Seniors Lodge was built in Bassano. It included 3 couple’s suites and 37 single suites. This lodge was named after the first mayor in Bassano – Mr. William Playfair.

2002 - Rennovation and Construction at Newbrook Lodge

A major renovation commences of the existing Newbrook Lodge, making the original building the Amenities Building, and new construction of 148 room Seniors Lodge including 6 – 2 bedroom couples suites, 24 – 1 bedroom couples suites, 96 – single 1 bedroom suites and 24 –single studio suites.

2004 - Grand Opening of the newly renovated Newbrook Lodge

Grand opening of the addition and renovated Newbrook Lodge.

2011 - Planning kickoff of new Bassano Continuing Care Centre

Collaborative work with Alberta Health Services South Zone started the planning of the Bassano Continuing Care Centre, a “Campus of Care” including Independent Life Lease Homes, Supportive Living 1 – 4, including Supportive Living 4 Dementia, Long Term Care, attached Health Centre with Acute Care, Palliative and Convalescent Care, Emergency and Ambulance Services, as well as a Physician’s Clinic in the Community of Bassano. Community space is also part of the plan in the facility; some suggestions include a possible Day Care, Fitness Centre and Hair Salon.

2015 - Grant approval for Bassano Continuing Care Centre

Received approval of a $3,400,000 grant from the Affordable Supportive Living Initiative (ASLI) for 34 affordable supportive living spaces in the Bassano Continuing Care Centre. As well, the Governments of Canada and Alberta jointly approved $9,600,000 under the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement 2014-2019 for the project.

Our Board Members

Barry Morishita (Board Chair) representing the City of Brooks

Dan Klein representing the City of Brooks

Anne Marie Philipsen representing the County of Newell

Huby Kallen representing the County of Newell

Ron Wickson representing the Town of Bassano

Sabine Nasse (Member at Large) representing the Bassano Area

Kole Steinley representing the Village of Duchess

Yoko Fujimoto (Vice Chair) representing the Village of Rosemary

Our Facilities in the News

Honesty, Trust, Integrity

Our residents feel they are trusted, valued for their honesty and feel comfortable their needs will be met. Families trust our facilities and the people who work here.

Real Respect

The people who live here are respected. Their views, values, opinions, believes and feelings are valued. We respect their values of independence.

Contact the Newell Foundation

We would like to welcome you to tour our facilities and invite you to become better acquainted with our community and distinct philosophy. We look forward to getting to you know you better.


Newell Foundation

(403) 362-4455


500 3rd Street E

Brooks, Alberta
T1R 1P6

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