Respect for Seniors

RESPECT FOR SENIORS

Seniors on fixed incomes are feeling the squeeze from rising living costs, and too much of our housing stock is inaccessible for seniors with mobility challenges. Baby boomers, the largest generation in history are retiring and entering a new stage of their lives. Our social and physical infrastructure is already struggling to meet the needs of current seniors - we need to ensure that we are ready for the biggest wave of new seniors in our city’s history.

CREATE A SENIORS ACTION PLAN

Create a Seniors Action Plan to ensure city services are accessible for seniors in our community. This could include everything from adding more benches on major walking paths, and ensuring that front-line workers can help seniors in crisis.

AGING IN PLACE

Encourage developers to build seniors-friendly housing with designs that support people to age-in-place.

SENIOR-ALIGNED HOUSING

We need to ensure accessible social housing units are built to keep seniors off the streets, and we need to monitor and prevent increases in senior homelessness.

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