Housing Alternatives for an Aging Population (FC2014 - Housing alternatives for seniors)

Organization: Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre

Venue: simon fraser university harbour centre s

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Event Date/Time: May 28, 2014 / 9:00 am - (PST) End Date/Time: May 29, 2014 / 12:30 pm - (PST)
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 30, 2014
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Description

This conference explores the range of tenure arrangements, housing forms and service models available and under development in Canada for adults 55+. These include cohousing popular in the USA, life-lease projects popular in the prairie provinces, mixed tenure models and models targeted to specific groups (e.g. Performing Arts Lodges; ethno-cultural housing) , Assisted Living ,  as well as housing and/or service options that do not require a person to move from their current home (e.g. village model; home-sharing, retro-fitting and/or adding  "smart" technologies). Keynote speakers and expert panels will discuss the pros and cons of each housing option, the type of resident for whom it is best suited, and "how to do it" if it's a model that is resident-initiatied and/or managed or likely to be of interest to community groups looking to sponsor housing  housing for seniors.

Goals of the Conference

The objective of the conference is to provide information that will enable people aged 55+ to plan ahead and make informed choices. As well, it will provide a forum for developers (private & non-profit) to learn what adults 55+ are looking for in the way of housing for their later years.

 

Who should attend?

This conference will to be interest to home owners and renters aged 55+, their families and advocates; developers, project owners and managers; realtors; housing referral and match-up agencies; housing funders and regulators; urban and regional planners; architects, engineers and contractors; private and non-profit organizations considering providing housing for older adults; health and social care providers; educators, researchers and students.

 

Venue

515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver
Canada
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Organizations

Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre
#2800-515 W Hastings St
Vancouver
V6B5K3
Canada

Exhibits included

This conference explores the range of tenure arrangements, housing forms, and service models currently available and under development for adults 55+ in Canada. These include cohousing and the village model popular in the USA; life-lease projects, popular in the prairie provinces; mixed-tenure models and ethno-cultural models as well as housing and service options that do not require a person to move from his/her current home.  Keynote speakers and expert panels will discuss  the pros and cons of each housing option, the type of resident for whom it is best suited, and “how to do it” if it’s a model that is resident- inspired and managed or likely to be of interest to community groups .  The objective of the conference is to provide information that will enable people aged 55+ to plan ahead and make informed choices.  As well, it will provide a forum for developers   (private & non-profit) to learn what adults aged 55+ are looking for in the way of housing for their later years.

EXHIBITION Located directly adjacent to where plenary sessions will be held, the exhibition will include representatives from the corporate sector, small business, government, educational institutions and NGOs. Major sponsors will receive preferred space in our exhibit area, increasing their visibility and ability to network with conference participants.

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