The Lightwell is a twelve-suite community dedicated to housing and supporting independent adults with disabilities. It is through our partnership with Community Living BC and Interior Community Services that we are able to offer eleven spots into a comprehensive program that supports these adults live safely, happily, and independently.
All residents at the Lightwell are participants in the ICS Lightwell program. Program staff support the individuals in increasing their independence while minimizing health and safety risks.
While supporting individuals’ preference, Lightwell supports the residents in finding and building their community both within the building and the greater community of Kamloops. Through individual supports and planned group activities the program staff will provide opportunities to choose and access:
Our residents utilize the bottom floor of the residential
part of the building, occupying all 12 suites on the floor.
Each bachelor suite has a full kitchen with an oven,
stove, refrigerator and stackable laundry set. In addition to the kitchen, living space, and accessible bathroom each suite has a private patio. Our residents have access
to a private community room for their personal
In order to create a sense of fun, learning and community, Lightwell runs daily group activities for individuals living in the community. The group participates in activities such as learning important life skills, cooking a meal together, movie night, crafts, games night, holiday celebrations, outings in the community, and other activities regularly including family. The monthly calendar of activities is built with the Lightwell staff and participants are guided by their needs, desires, and goals.
In addition to community events and recreation programs, based on the needs and wishes of the residents, support will be offered in areas such as:
Oncore Seniors Society are the landlords. We ensure that our residents have a beautiful place to live, that is well-maintained and safe.
funds multiple supports and services for adults with developmental disabilities and individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. CLBC is responsible for managing our waitlist and matches potential residents with the Lightwell program.
manages the day-to-day operations at the Lightwell. Their staff are in the building 24/7 to provide support to our residents. It is through their hard work and commitment that the program is successful.
The society started in North Kamloops in the mid-1960s as a men’s boarding house and over time the organization has evolved into the Oncore of today. The society currently has five locations: RiverBend Manor Kamloops (2011);
Mayfair Manor Kamloops (2014); RiverBend Manor Prince George (2018); The Lightwell (January 2022); and Silvercrest Suite (May 2022).
RiverBend Manor Kamloops (2011)
Mayfair Manor Kamloops (2014)
RiverBend Manor Prince George (2018)
The Lightwell (2022)
Silvercrest Suite (2022)
Do you think you would be a good fit for the Lightwell?
To join our waitlist please contact CLBC.