FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Seniors Housing Society is celebrating the 40th birthday of buildings one and two and is looking to give the suites a little facelift.

The society is looking to renovate suites one at a time, as residents move out of the building.

“When people move out, it’s a perfect time to go in there and update those suites,” says board chair Gail Weber.

A list of necessary upgrades has been created by Weber to help generate a cost estimate.

“We would need new cabinets for the kitchens and bathrooms, new fridges and stoves, new flooring and fixtures, and possibly hardware. Then, of course, there’s minor patching and repainting to do. Approximately $15,000 is what the cost would be.”

From the resident moving out to the completed renovation, Weber says it will likely take one or two months.

“If somebody moves out, we start the order and begin renovating. So it can take up to six weeks or two months.”

The organization is looking for help funding the repairs, and Weber says any amount would make a big difference. The renovation project is still in the drawing board phase, says Weber.

“If someone wanted to sponsor a suite, that would be wonderful. There would be a plaque set up if they so wished. If people wanted to pool resources to do this, or somebody just wanted to make a donation, it’s all appreciated. If anybody that wants to give $20, it will go towards the renovations.”