The Vanderwell Lodge in Slave Lake had outgrown its 26 studio suites. Through government funding, 26 studio suites and 24 one-bedroom suites were added. The 50 new suites were added directly to the west side of the existing building. The three-storey expansion was carefully designed to allow for future growth of the lodge. Possible future expansion could include life lease and assisted living which would make the Vanderwell Lodge a true “aging in place” community. Vanderwell Lodge was completed in 2011.