By Major R.J. Stratton
In July of 1980 plans were drawn up, and on May 17, 1981 the first sod was turned to commence construction of a new home in Riverview under the auspices of the Salvation Army.
On Saturday, May 22, 1982, 47 residents of the old Eventide Home at 245 Church Street, and the staff, left their previous residence and made their way by bus, car and ambulance to the beautiful and spacious new Home overlooking the man-made Lake Petitcodiac, in Riverview.
The new Home is situated at 50 Suffolk Street, Riverview, and is named "The Salvation Army Lakeview Manor" with accommodations for fifty residents. There are 22 double rooms and six single rooms, each equipped with its own washroom. There is a lounge in each wing, and the spacious main lounge (which is used for the morning chapel service and other special events) lends itself beautifully to the atmosphere of worship.
The activity room and exercise room are used each day for all the daily activities which take place.
The official opening was held May 27, 1982 with Commissioner John D. Waldron, Territorial Commander of the Salvation Army for Canada and Bermuda, in attendance.
Others present were the Honorable Brenda Robertson, representing the New Brunswick Government; Mr. James McGrath for the Federal Government; Mr. Ralph Caseley, the Mayor of Riverview at the same time; Mr. Winston Steeves, Chairman of the Salvation Army Moncton Advisory Board, and many other invited guests and the general public.