Innovation in Seniors Housing
About the Initiative
Over 10 million Canadians will be entering their 'seniors' years in the next 10 years and Canada simply does not currently have the capacity to house and care for our seniors adequately – yet. Norway, Sweden and even the United States have been developing a model of community co-caring that is enviable, and completely duplicatable. And the South Island begun to do just that.
Senior Cohousing is all about caring for each other. It's not a new concept, but it does illuminate a housing concept that has never been more relevant, necessary and innovative than it is today. It is yet another way seniors can feel welcomed and accommodated in a community as they age in place.
The Council launched the new how-to guides in October, 2016 with the help of Canadian Senior Cohousing Society and Harbourside Seniors Cohousing in Sooke.
News and Resources
Sooke Pocket News
Sooke’s best kept secret: A senior cohousing community with 31 units sets a Canadian standard
February 26, 2016 - Click to see the article
Interview with Tracy Mills and Margaret Chitchlow on Cohousing
February 24, 2016 - Listen here
Funding for this initiative generously provided by: