This volume builds on two previous joint publications of the CAG/Acg and the Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre. One, by Statistic Canada's Gordon Priest (1985), entitled "Living Arrangements of Canada's Elderly: Changing Demographic and Economic Factors", examines the current housing characteristics and living arrangements of elderly Canadians with a view to identifying the scenarios which are likely to unfold in the future. The second, "Innovations in Housing and - Living Arrangements for Seniors" (Gutman and Blackie, 1985), describes the process involved in developing new units under cooperative and nonprofit sponsorship, barrier free and prosthetic design issues, innovative financial solutions such as home equity conversion plans as well as several physical solutions (e.g., shared housing; retirement communities)not covered in this volume.
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