The Cottonwood Manor Complex is an incredible result of what people can do when they work together. Founded in 1994 by local businessmen William P. Anhorn and Robert J. Perry, this “built by seniors, for seniors!” complex is truly an original idea.
As we consider how to describe the complex, nothing seems quite right. Calling us an "independent living facility for seniors, by seniors" is getting a little old (pun intended!), and being the "heart of the North Shore" sounds so cliche after a while. As we think about the relationship between housing and the North Shore Community Centre, and how each entity relies on the other for so much, we decided on "independent living with a sense of community."
And that's what Cottonwood Manor has - a strong sense of community. Community is such an important thing. It's neighbours helping neighbours, friends having celebrations together, sharing, learning, experiencing life, and yes, sometimes hard work! There would be no point in having a building like this without people having a sense of the importance of community, and the Cottonwood Manor complex has in spades. We hope that you will consider joining our community for your next move!