Forming Formed: 2010
This page last updated:7/22/2012
The Arcadia Ranch for Community Care
Barriere, British Columbia,
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The Community Ranch will be a place to live from birth to death…in health and illness. It is a community in which older individuals are surrounded by, and embedded within, a full range of life’s ongoing opportunities. Young and old live and work together, with plenty of opportunity for individuals to be as actively involved as they choose.
For those able, there is work available with
• Weaving and needle work
• Candle shop
• Wood and Metal shop
• Gift shop
• Greenhouse and Gardens
Drawing together community members with varied interests and backgrounds will generate an active cultural life that will be centered around the main care facility. Everyone can take part in the study groups, concerts, informal musical events, dramas, festivals, celebrations, and classes in painting, singing and other hobbies.
Fees will be as modest as possible and will not cover all the costs of the Ranch. Income raised from the work activities will therefore provide a sound economic base, and donations of time and money will support the whole community.
Construction on the new addition begins in spring of 2011. Volunteers are welcome for construction or preparing the greenhouse and gardens. The wood shop also needs volunteers in order to fabricate the finishing materials for the new building.
Also of need is at this time is an individual to advance and improve the web site with some work sharing the project to interested individuals via chat, bulletin boards and other methods of promotion.
The Ranch presently valued at $500,000 has two homes recently finished with a large insulated barn and other outbuildings.
The well water is excellent quality at 60 GPM. 1,000' of riverfront. A 10 acre fenced field needing to be developed for food production.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
This page last updated:7/22/2012
Visitor Process: Call or email at least one week prior to visit.
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community fits the legal definition of "housing for older persons" * and thus we may restrict membership/residency to those of a certain age and may have limits on child membership/residency in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
Leadership Core Group:
(Central planning circle)
Labor and Money
(Seniors pay, workers get paid.)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(Volunteer if so compelled.)
(Seniors pay life lease.)
(Seniors pay monthly nominal fee.)
Land and Buildings
23 acres (9.3 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Another form of Non-profit
Percentage of Food Grown:
(When fields are prepared.)
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all meals
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
We all share a common diet
Common Spiritual Practices:
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