Friday, October 21, 2016 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm
This session is included in your CAG2016 registration fee.
The number of seniors in Canada is growing and forming a larger proportion of the total population. This will have a significant impact on the housing market and on how we respond to the housing needs of our aging population. Drawing on research from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), presenters will provide an overview of the research available to help guide senior’s housing proponents in making informed decisions and in influencing the market in response to seniors’ housing issues.
CMHC’s regional Senior Market Analyst will share results from the latest Seniors’ Housing Survey and will also present demographic and economic trends which impact the seniors housing market.
Knowledge Transfer Consultant, René Babin will discuss the principles of Universal Design and how they can be applied in the home to make them more adaptable and accessible, thereby responding to the needs and preferences of our aging population to “Age in Place.”
Georgia Remond is the Executive Director of Saint Patrick Square, a Montreal non-profit apartment community designed for autonomous seniors. Georgia will discuss the changing demographics of an ageing population and how Baby Boomers are shifting the landscape and lifestyle of traditional retirement.