Beattie Haven Board of Directors and the resident community is looking towards the future. So far, we have this:
1) Develop a vision and sell the dream. Capture people’s imaginations.
2) Be strategic.
3) Be innovative.
4) Design flexibly for changing needs. Each wave of seniors varies.
5) Take a community-based planning approach involving seniors. Get early buy-in and commitment.
6) Multi-pronged capital raising approach. Develop several strategies and work them all.
What Beattie Haven is looking at:
- Revitalization of existing retirement facility: client-centred care, interior up-dating,
- New wing of supportive housing
- Commons area with a wellness centre and lots of relevant programming: Beattie Haven as Destination; supports for seniors aging at home.
- Life lease cottages for independent living: attractive units for younger seniors.
Two types of housing for seniors:
(1) Wing of supportive apartments, built to modern standards for active seniors who need little to no personal care services or nursing but want three meals a day and an active social life, 
(2) life lease cottages similar to those proposed in 1997.
 Boydell, K.M. (2007). Best practice in housing design for seniors’ supportive housing. Waterloo, ON: Regional Municipality of Waterloo.
Excerpt from Annual General Report 2008
Mary Simpson, Board Secretary, Beattie Haven Inc.