Stories Tagged - seniors
Feb. 28, 2020 | Geoff Geddes
Sept. 11, 2019 | Geoff Geddes
Aug. 28, 2019 | Barb Livingstone
That evolution means community integration instead of isolation; health, wellness and amenity/meal options for a growing group of active residents; and aging in place with staged support for those with dementia and their caregivers.
Aug. 28, 2019 | Natalie Noble
Whether they are looking for resort-style living or downtown connectivity, 55-plus Calgarians have several customized housing options available to them at the city's newest retirement-living communities.
Aug. 28, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl
While secondary suites can provide extra income, Calgary families are also using them for loved ones
So-called "mother-in-law" suites provide a separate space for an elderly parent to live with the assistance of family members just a door away.
July 31, 2019 | Kirby Cox
Aug. 30, 2017 | Barb Livingstone
For active senior JoAnn Fetzner, who golfs three times a week and travels widely, one-level, bungalow living was an obvious choice for the rest of her life.
For empty-nester Patti Clarkson, 54, who is easing her way into retirement, her recently purchased bungalow villa will be the perfect "forever home."
For both women, finding a single-level home was a priority – part of their long-term planning for possible mobility issues down the road.
Aug. 30, 2017 | Geoff Geddes
When it comes to choosing a home later in life, age often brings thoughtful consideration of what really matters. More and more in Calgary, that wisdom is leading seniors to choose condominiums as the place to live out their golden years.
"Five years ago, when we tracked inner-city demographics, you saw maybe 1-2 per cent of seniors purchasing condos," said Oliver Trutina, vice-president of Calgary-based builder Truman.
"Today, that number is around 20 per cent. Since this is often their third or fourth home purchase, they know what they want and are asking for it."
Aug. 30, 2017 | Tyler Difley
As Canada's population continues to skew older, more and more seniors want to remain in their homes rather than move into a retirement residence or long-term care facility. This preference for "aging in place" has increased the popularity of several home renovations and modifications that make the home more accessible, and easier to navigate, for older individuals. Here are some of the top aging-in-place renovations.
Feb. 16, 2017 | Barb Livingstone
Having to leave your home and the community you love, when it comes time to downsize or when you need extra care, is one of the worst things about aging.
While even the most grandiose new communities try to tick all the boxes that allow aging in place – like live/work units, mixed-use services, and a range of options from affordable to luxury single family and mutli-family homes – not all can claim to package those choices in a walkable, resort setting.
However, a 70-acre development in the mountain village of Canmore, is checking off every one of those uses in what is a "legacy" project for developer Frank Kernick.