Welcome to Canadian Senior Cohousing

Imagine an innovative elder culture that approaches looming issues in sustainability and health care in an entirely new way. Our aim is to provide the mutual support  to flourish, living in an optimal range of human functioning for the rest of our lives. Canadian Senior Cohousing combines the well-established international model of senior cohousing with new ideas for active aging here in Canada.

“All Points West” on CBC radio featured Canadian Senior Cohousing on 23 May 2013. Click here to listen.

An earlier feature on us aired on CBC radio on 26 Jan. 2012.  Click here to listen.

Click here to read what The Globe and Mail wrote about us 1 June 2012.

Senior Living Magazine featured cohousing communities planned for Victoria and Sooke BC in Feb 2013

The Sooke News Mirror wrote about Harbourside and Royal Roads University’s course on March 6, 2013.

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Dare to Age Well in Community, Jan 24-25 in Sooke, BC

Canadians are living 25 years longer than they did in 1900. How can we ensure that this gift of longevity becomes a blessing and not a burden to ourselves, families, friends and state?

Few of today’s seniors would be satisfied with the limited options that are available to their parents’ generation. Yet our governments and health authorities are focusing their scarce resources on encouraging Baby Boomers to age at home, risking social isolation, and then transition to the same old institutions.

That is why we must explore better alternatives now. The key to a happier, healthier future is to start making smarter choices and plan for much improved ageing options.

The focus of the course is to face these issues head on in both a respectful and fun way. We explore the options open to us, look at resources we shall need and concentrate on the ‘growing’ aspect of growing old to ensure that we shall flourish not languish for the rest of our days.

This two day experiential course explores a range of options including cohousing and co-caring:

  • How to become more resilient in the face of physical, social, health and financial changes as we age.
  • When we stop work and retire, how will our lives be meaningful?
  • How to build a successful community that can support us as we age.
  • How easily can we adapt to maximize our physical and mental health?  How can we cope with a serious fall or illness that can leave us temporarily or permanently incapacitated?
  • How to get the strength to cope with losing a partner and friends without becoming lonely and isolated?

Dare to Age Well in Community, PEHL 3990-Y14

Dates: 24th &25th January 2015

Time: 9:30am-4:30pm

Location: Harbourside Cohousing,

6669 Horne Road, Sooke

Cost: $135 + applicable taxes

To register:

http://cstudies.royalroads.ca/

phone: 250-391-2513

Contact: seniorcohousing@gmail.com or Andrew Moore at: andrewmoore@shaw.ca

What participants are saying:

“Balanced- facilitated thinking about denial of aging and changes coming and how my own aging might look like.

Great info on senior cohousing”.

“It got my Head Out of the Sand!”

“Very useful to spend time on a subject which I have avoided.

It has desensitised the issue of aging for me.”

“Excellent course.

Well organised, well delivered

Stimulating and important

An opportunity for self- exploration and to hear from others.”

“Brought me from the illusion of ‘self-reliance”,

To the reality and joy of interdependence … and the importance of planning.”

“Informative, comfortable, relaxing.

Very enjoyable even though examining an uncomfortable topic.”

 

 

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