Grand Opening: Kiknu

avril 17, 2024
Kiknu, Eskasoni, Nova Scotia

New Nursing Home Opens in Eskasoni, Nova Scotia  

Today is an exciting day as we celebrate the official opening of Kiknu. Shannex is honoured to be partnering with Eskasoni and to be entrusted with the responsibility to create a warm, welcoming and culturally significant home for the Eskasoni community.  

Kiknu, meaning “our home”, is Nova Scotia’s first licensed nursing home on a First Nations Community. This beautiful community that will be home to 48 community elders and seniors who will continue to be surrounded by Mi’kmaq culture and traditions. The home has three neighbourhoods of 16 suites, each with their own private bathroom, a nursing station, a dining room and access to secure outdoor spaces.   

“We’re honoured to support Eskasoni in the creation and opening of this warm, welcoming and culturally significant home for their community. The vast majority of Kiknu team members are from Eskasoni, which makes this home even more special. They will be able to provide exceptional care and support for community elders while keeping Indigenous traditions strong.”
— Jason Shannon, President, Shannex

The new home is inspired by Turtle Island, designed in the shape of a turtle with designated central gathering places for community elders and seniors, family, loved ones and the community. The front lobby includes a clerestory supported by seven poles, to represent the seven traditional Mi’kmaq districts in this region. A healing circle is incorporated with lots of room for ceremonial activities. 

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