Municipalities, senior associations and private developers are making innovative changes towards Aging in Place. Learn how these real-life case studies are taking progressive steps in their communities.

The Town of Caledon's Universal Design Policy (PDF)

An article addressing a growing need for accessible housing for seniors in the Town of Caledon, Ontario, through the creation of a universal design policy.

A Company Town Grows Up: Deep River (PDF)

A town built for young workers asks its aging residents for input on their future housing needs.

Senior strategy 2.0: Toronto (PDF)

Explore Toronto’s world renowned Seniors Strategy: Towards an Age-Friendly City. Learn what the city plans to do next in their Senior Strategy 2.0 that directly involves the community.

Visitable homes: Winnipeg (PDF)

Visitable homes includes a few design modifications so that anyone can enter and access the main floor of a home without obstacles. Bridgwater Development has already built hundreds of visitable homes and the Bridgwater neighbourhood is one of the fastest-selling subdivisions in Winnipeg.

The infill challenge: Kelowna (PDF)

Intensification through collaboration – the community has taken an important step towards inclusive designs for everyone to be able to lead active lives in their neighbourhoods.

Secondary suites: Kingston (PDF)

Secondary suites can make homeownership more affordable for homebuyers by offsetting mortgage costs with rental income. CaraCo Development Corporation is the first builder in Kingston to offer legal secondary suites in their homes.

Community making a difference: Verdun, Quebec (PDF)

A non-profit organization the Centre de Santé des Aînés Sud-Ouest Verdun implements an initiative to help seniors remain in their home.

Age-friendly: Kingston (PDF)

A comprehensive strategy to improve the city for people of all ages.

Home for life™: Edmonton (PDF)

A new initiative offers design guidelines for homes that work at every stage of life.

SAFERhome — Building safer, more accessible and more affordable homes for everyone (PDF)

A certification program that encourages safer home environments for people of all ages and abilities, by setting out a series of housing standards and practices that are safe, healthy and sustainable for everyone.

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Date Published: March 31, 2018