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Stories Tagged - Aging in Place Calgary

Aging in Place owner Carla Berezowski said Calgary is stuck in the past with old ways of homebuilding. Photo by Wil Andruschak/for CREB®Now
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Sept. 30, 2016 | Joel Schlesinger

Breaking barriers

Visitable housing offers more than accessibility for disabled individuals; it could be the future of single family homes in an increasingly aged society. So why isn't it catching on?

Carla Berezowski looks at many of Calgary's new neighbourhoods from the last decade and sees missed opportunities.

A specialist in barrier-free design, the consultant works mostly with aging Calgarians, retrofitting their homes to accommodate mobility needs.

"People are usually reacting to a situation like, 'My mom fell' and they want to make their house accessible to accommodate aging parents," said Berezowski, owner of Aging in Place Calgary.

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April 15, 2016 | CREBNow

New legislation could help seniors stay in their homes

Province examines low-interest home loans as part of Bill 5

The Alberta government is proposing legislation that could assist seniors looking to age in place.

The proposed Seniors' Home Adaptation and Repair Act would enable a new low-interest home equity loan program to help seniors improve the safety and sustainability of their homes.

Bill 5, the Seniors' Home Adaptation and Repair program, would allow senior homeowners who qualify to finance essential home repairs and adaptations, including widening doorways or hallways, installing walk-in tubs, roof replacements and electrical repairs.

Paul and Jill Robert, pictured with their daughter, are currently building a laneway home in West Hillhurst for Jill's parents, who were looking to be closer to family. Photo by Michelle Hofer/For CREB®Now
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March 31, 2016 | Joel Schlesinger

Little house on the alley

Laneway homes could soon turn Calgary's back alleys into thriving mini-communities

Paul and Jill Robert have big plans for the little home they're building on their back lane.

Only the dwelling isn't for them. The Roberts already live in the wartime house in the northwest neighbourhood of West Hillhurst on the same lot where Paul, a professor at the Alberta College of Art and Design, grew up.

Instead, the diminutive back-lane house is for Jill's parents who are selling their home in Edmonton and moving to Calgary to be closer to family.

Aging in Place Calgary Carla Berezowski says poor lighting  in the home is just one obstacle to people living with limited mobility. Photo by Adrian Shellard/For CREB®Now
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Oct. 26, 2015 | Tyler Difley

Accessible housing a 'very hidden problem'

When home becomes an obstacle course

Home is where many Calgarians seek refuge, rest and relaxation. Yet for people with limited mobility, home can become a stressful obstacle course where everyday tasks are nearly impossible.

"People don't know that their neighbour three houses over is trapped in their home, and with an aging population, I think we're going to see it all the more," said Jeff Dyer, executive director of Accessible Housing Calgary.

"The need (for accessible housing) is really great. It's a very hidden problem."


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