Mixed Tenure, Special Interest/Ethno-Cultural and Campus of Care Projects - 23RD ANNUAL JOHN K. FRIESEN CONFERENCE "Housing Alternatives for an Aging Population" May 28-29, 2014

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2014-05
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Adaptable housing
Affordable housing
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Aging
Aging in place
Assisted living
British Columbia
Built environment
Canada
Cohousing
Community
Congregate housing
Ethno-cultural housing
Flex housing
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Friesen conference
GRC
Gerontology
Gerontology research centre
HBE
Housing
Housing adaptations
Life-lease
Life-lease projects
Mixed tenure
Modular housing
Rent
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Renters
Renting
Retro-fitting technologies
Smart homes
Smart technologies
Tenure arrangements
Village concept
Abstract: 

This video comprises an address to the attendees of the 23rd Annual John K. Friesen Conference, "Housing Alternatives for an Aging Population" held May 28-29, 2014, Vancouver, BC.

The Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre (GRC) and associated Gerontology Department are pleased to welcome you to the 23rd John K. Friesen Conference. This year’s conference, organized and hosted in cooperation with the Lifelong Learning Adults 55+ Program, explores a range of tenure arrangements, housing forms, and service models currently available and under development for adults 55+ in British Columbia, including 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 was discussed as well as housing and service options that do not require people to move from their current home (e.g., the Village Model, United Way’s Better at Home Program, retro-fitting or adding “smart” technologies). Keynote speakers, expert panels and poster presentations discussed the pros and cons of each housing option and the type of resident for whom it is best suited. The objective of the conference was to provide information that enable people aged 55+ to plan ahead and make informed choices. As well, it was designed to provide a forum for developers (private, public & non-profit) to learn what adults aged 55+ are looking for in the way of housing for their later years.

Sponsors: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation; BC Housing; Retirement Concepts

We also gratefully acknowledge a grant from the SFU Library's Scholarly Digitization Fund for videography and post-production editing.

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Chair: Dan Levitt,
Executive Director, Tabor Village and Adjunct Professor, SFU Department of Gerontology

Lori Baxter, President, Board of Trustees, Performing Arts Lodge Vancouver;

Teena Love, General Manager, Amenida Seniors Community

Ron Pike, Executive Director, Elim Village

27min

 

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