Foothills Foundation

July 14, 2016

March 14, 2016

Following the December 15th, 2015 fire that destroyed the Medicine Tree Manor, we are moving into a re-mobilization mode and very excited about rebuilding the 100 unit Lodge. 

The Foothills Foundation remains committed to the community and the seniors' of the area; with this in mind construction will be starting in the spring of 2016 on rebuilding Medicine Tree Manor, with an anticipated opening late in 2017.  At this time we are not accepting applications for Medicine Tree Manor.  There will be opportunity closer to opening to apply for residency in the new Manor.  At that time information will be shared through the local newspaper, website and announcements. 

If you have immediate housing needs, we are accepting applications for immediate residency at High Country Lodge in Black Diamond.  Located just west of High River, High Country lodge is a beautiful 41 resident lodge with mountain views in the lovely community of Black Diamond offering a local hospital, drug store, grocery store and local amenities. 

Applications for Sandstone Lodge are being accepted for wait list.  

If you would like to apply for either High Country Lodge or Sandstone Lodge please complete an application form and medical. 

file icon pdf Lodge Application.pdf    file icon pdf Medical Form.pdf

Medicine Tree Manor

THANK YOU Friends of Medicine Tree Manor

Our community comes together to help seniors after December fire destroys Manor in High River  Medicine Tree. 

We awoke at 5:50 a.m. on December 15, 2015 to a devastating fire that destroyed the Medicine Tree Manor (under construction and vacant) and damaged the adjacent Soderberg House. Our shock was quickly quelled by acts of kindness, support and immediate emergency response from so many people throughout High River including fire fighters, employees, individuals, municipal officials, emergency services, local services and so many more who helped ensure our seniors were safely temporarily settled, supported our evacuation and supported us while we waited the outcome of the fire.

 Our Seniors’ are our priority. Safe, supportive housing is greatly needed in our community and we are committed to rebuilding the Manor.

Thank you to everyone who opened your hearts and quickly mobilized to help our seniors and staff. We would especially like to thank the extraordinary efforts of:

Fire fighters and volunteers from the following fire departments: High River, Black Diamond, Blackie, Cayley, Heritage Pointe & Okotoks,

Tenants of Soderberg House and their families,

Town of High River Emergency Operation Centre,

Family Community Support Services,

Town of High River Roads and Infrastructure,

Foothills Foundation employees for their amazing emergency response and support to fellow employees,

Clark Builders for assisting in our administrative office evacuation and stabilizing the site,

Royal Canadian Mounted Police,

Neighbours on 9th Street and west of MacLeod Trail for accommodating road closures,

Emergency services volunteers,

Bev and Bob Richer,

Community volunteers who prepared meals for the fire department and volunteers,

Church of Jesus Christ LDS,

Hull Services,

Arrow Cabs,

Heritage Inn,


Shaw Cable,

Shawnee Excavating and Trucking

and the High River community for their generous support and response.

September 2, 2014

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