The Future of Seniors CareRecent News 

Collaborative Aging Co-led the Central LHIN Dementia Planning Report in June 2018.  For the report and an update on achievements:

http://www.centrallhin.on.ca/goalsandachievements/seniors/Dementia.aspx

LET”S TALK –– Toronto Council on Aging Civic Engagement Series – May 7 2019  – Presentation by Sue Lantz on the “Making Connections” Project

TVO Agenda with Steve Paiken – A recent television interview about the “Future of Seniors Care” 
https://www.tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/the-future-of-senior-care

Stories

Our blog article about aging boomers considering collaborative models of living and aging in place  https://collaborativeaging.com/2018/07/31/are-you-a-boomer-who-is-thinking-about-moving-in-the-next-few-years/

Seniors who own a home, are matched to university students who are seeking to rent a room, through the “Home Share Toronto Pilot Project“, a collaborative project of the City of Toronto’s Seniors Strategy 2.0 and NICE Network, with seed funding from the Ontario government.
http://www.nicenet.ca/files/HomeShare_Information_Sheet_2018.pdf

Four women in Port Perry, Ontario who decided to co-purchase and share a home to lower their costs while improving their quality of life together.www.100perrystreet.ca/home.html

Our blog article showcasing the benefits of living in a co-housing community as we age…
https://wineontheporch.wordpress.com/2018/10/04/why-youll-live-healthier-longer-in-co-housing

An example of a terrific inter-generational program called “Bridging the Gap” that matches high school students with seniors to create their life stories while also building social connections and relationships too! www.story-lines.ca

Some of our Talks or Reports 

Caregiver Support Framework: A Planning tool designed for use by healthcare providers, in working with informal caregivers, to provide better supports Caregiver_Support_Framework_May_2018

Report to the Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA) on Aging in Place and Home Renovations/Modifications HMC Report CHBA 2018FINAL

Presentation – Envisioning Aging in Place – National Institute on Aging Conference – 2017 Sue-Lantz

Diversity in Action Toolkit – A Resource of Practices for Residential Settings for Seniors http://www.psno.ca/uploads/1/0/1/9/10197937/diversityinaction_eng_web.pdf

A Few of our Favourite Books

Healthcare Planning and Caregiving

  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Guwande, 2014
  • Take Good Care: Finding Your Joy in Compassionate Caregiving, by Cynthia Orange, 2017
  • The Good Caregiver:  A One-of -a-Kind Compassionate Resource for Anyone Caring for a Aging Loved One, by Robert L.Kane with Jaannine Ouelette, 2011
  • When Someone You Know has Dementia, by June Andrews, May 2016
  • The Patient Will See you Now:  The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands,  by Eric Topol, 2015

 Co-Housing, Pocket Neighborhoods and Accessible Home Design 

  • Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World,  By Ross Chapin, 2011
  • The Accessible Home: Designing for All Ages and Abilities, by Deborah Peirce, 2012
  • The Senior Cohousing Handbook: A Community Approach to Independent Living. Second Edition. by Charles Durrett, 2009
  • Reinventing Community, Stories from the Walkways of Co-Housing, Edited By David Wann, 2005