Friday, October 20, 2017 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm
This session is included in your CAG2017 registration fee.
When communities attract and retain older residents in a diverse population mix, they gain the economic benefits as well as the social strengths of a mature population.
The benefits of an age-friendly community range from accessible and affordable housing and services to an inclusive social structure with strong community connections. Without suitable housing and services for all, municipalities risk losing the social backbone of their communities, as well as the key financial resources that older residents control.
Municipalities and residents can help make their community age-friendly and attractive to mature residents by creating a concrete, well-thought-out housing strategy and action plan for an age-diverse population.
CMHC Knowledge Transfer Consultant, Ina Wielinga will share findings, insight, and success stories to support strong community planning that will ensure sustainable economic and social outcomes that will benefit municipalities and its residents.