Housing Options for Older Adults Conference & Trade Show
Can you afford to live in your home as you get older?
There is a housing crisis in Ontario and it’s affecting many seniors and their families.
Many older adults want to be able to age in place in the comfort of their homes where they have likely lived for many years. Some seniors are thinking about downsizing and want a new home that meets their needs as they age. Older adults would prefer to live in communities they are familiar with - where they know their neighbours and are close to the amenities they need and enjoy. However, home prices and rents have increased faster than incomes and have outpaced the cost of living.
Bill 108, the province’s proposed affordable housing legislation, will directly impact the housing supply in Mississauga and communities west of the Greater Toronto Area. There is no evidence yet that indicates there will be any substantial benefits that will be passed on to consumers as a result of this legislation, rather it appears to be stacked in favour of developers.
What do these new developments mean if you’re an older adult residing in Peel or Halton? It means we need to become more creative and innovative as we explore what affordable housing can be for all of us.
Silver Links News and CARP Mississauga are hosting a one-day conference & trade show on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the Canadian Coptic Centre in Mississauga which will explore housing concepts like home sharing, co-housing, home renovation and design trends to help age in place, retirement living trends, home care options, reverse mortgages, secondary suites and much more. Presenters and corporate sponsors include the Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation, Burlington Age-Friendly Council, CARP headquarters, Royal LePage Mississauga, Rennie White Asset Management, Argosy Securities and AGM Basements.
Come join the conversation on innovative and affordable housing for everyone as we age.
This one-day event is free for pre-registration: RSVP at silverlinksnews [at] gmail [dot] com or get your tickets on Eventbrite. There is a $10 fee per person for non-registered guests. Refreshments, lunch and all conference materials are included.
For more information, please visit: http://www.silverlinksnews.com. Partial proceeds from the event sponsors, exhibitors and community partners will be donated to the Trillium Health Partners Foundation, seniors’ programs.
Established in 2017, Silver Links News produces community magazines for older adults aged 50+ in Halton-Peel. A portion of our annual proceeds is donated towards community programs that help older adults live smart … age well. The Silver Links News digital platform, silverlinksnews.com has been generously funded by the Government of Canada.