Seniors

Issues and events regarding the particular barriers to affordable housing faced by seniors

Ontario’s Disastrous COVID Care Home Response: For-Profit Did It Worse

In the great contest over who does housing better, "for-profit" developers and managers compete against government managed construction and maintenance. The referee is . . . one of the above?!?!...

A Vancouver Housing Example: How Government “Hands Off” Doesn’t Work

There is persistent advocacy in many countries that is fuelled by housing development interests. It can be summed up by the idea of "just build more." In The U.S. there...

Webinars And Remote Meetings – Getting on with Housing Business When You Can’t Get Together

There is no question that the internet has made it easier for people to stay connected during the COVID pandemic compared, for example, to how it was during the...

Unattainable Housing “Affordability” Definitions No Hope For Aging AU Women

What's in an affordable housing definition? Developers happily slice and dice the housing market into "affordability" segments. If they're clever enough, they may even attract government subsidies. Both government...

Elder Housing: Can Singapore Try For Something More Than Homage To Aging Frailty?

Singapore is a world-famous success at creating high quality, affordable public housing for all, not just the poor. Its principal focus from the beginning has centred around families, given...

Options To Avoid Watching A Loved One Fade Away Behind Glass

Aging Americans without a great deal of money might be curious to know whether Canada's medicare-for-all system helps out those whose futures include nursing home care. Canada's nursing home system is...

Elderly Need Care? Home Support is Better. Are Private Nursing Homes A Rip-Off?

The harsh realities of COVID-19 have besmirched a number of nations that have followed "small-government" policies to either starve essential social programs to death, or to pass them off...

What’s Hot And What’s Not In Seniors’ Housing? Ask The Public Housing World Pros

Just imagine you lived in a nation where public housing worked wonderfully for people with no income, low income, moderate income — in fact just about everybody. We're not...

Enhanced Mental Health For Seniors In Public Housing

Patrick Raue is using his research to help seniors to stay connected. It is proving helpful to tenants living in public housing. At any time, it's important to keep connections...

Right Housing Concept, Wrong Clientele?

Here's a senior's housing project in Portugal with a different approach to its personal alarm system. Retirement residences and nursing homes commonly have buttons for residents to push or...

The Many Colours of NIMBY, Hearsay Edition: Sacrificial Seniors Lure Jackals

Well, we've sunk so low as to offer up a hearsay NIMBY. We'd rather not, of course, but in this case ...

Baby Boomers – How Do They Fare In the Housing Market?

A recent edition of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's (CMHC) Housing Market Insight looks at housing trends among baby boomers in the Greater Toronto area. Baby boomers are...

Helping Baby Boomers Go Very Slowly, Gracefully, And Affordably Bust

What do Baby Boomers Need? Fresh air and sunlight (which we all need). But surprisingly, seniors, along with the rest of us, need surprisingly little as it turns out. A...

New Jersey Non-Profit Demonstrates What Community Can Do That Government Can’t

When it comes to affordable housing, New Jersey's bickering between municipalities and the state have set a national benchmark for the lowest possible standard of government commitment to a...

Old News Is Bad News: Toronto Seniors Facing Consequences Of Unaffordable Housing

Toronto City staff are updating the city's housing strategies, on their way to a new affordable housing plan for the coming years. We can only hope that this major North...

Aging National Populations Now Face Unique Affordable Housing Challenges

Some 70 years ago, a number of nations put their other national priorities on hold while sending a large segment of their young male population off to fight World...

Canada’s NICE May Need A Naughtier Affordable Housing Project

In the spirit of its 'NICE' acronym, Canada's National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly is embarking on an admirable and extremely ambitious affordable housing initiative. The charitable...

Wuh-up Dawg? Are You a Cool Cat? Intergenerational Homeshare: Dawgs & Cats Living Together

At a recent national mayor's conference in Boston, that city shared some of its current experiments in the creation of more affordable housing. Read more in The Bay State...

Affordable Seniors Homes And The Problem of Family Support

Mobility is a game for youngsters: "Go West, Young Man": famous advice from another era to someone who would seek their fortune. But today it might be, East, West, North...

The Affordability Crisis Overwhelms The Golden Years

With the 'Silver Tsunami' of retired baby boomers now looming on the horizon, rising home prices and rents are erasing the promise of carefree retirement. For the lucky few...

The Silver Tsunami: Will Expiring Seniors Bring Down Housing Costs When Nothing Else Can?

A recent study that examined 16 years of the housing market in Australia has concluded that housing is not a commodity that reacts normally to classic market force supply...
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