When going door-to-door during the election campaign a number of seniors expressed to me their concerns about lack of affordable, seniors-appropriate housing options in our community. Many people have lived here for all, or a good portion, of their lives and understandably do not wish to leave this area where their friends and family live.
Some are approaching a point where they merely wish to downsize into smaller accommodations that would demand less yard work, less housework, and less space to pay for insurance and utilities on. Some are wishing for a condo apartment or townhome so that there is no outside maintenance plus they can leave and go travelling or visiting family without the security concerns of a home that doesn’t look lived in. Some folks are looking for assisted living and long-term care.
In working with the Town on this issue it became clear that we needed to survey our seniors population to ascertain what the single greatest demand is, at this time, in terms of housing options for our seniors. Armed with the knowledge of what is most needed right now we can push forward and in the right direction. I am writing to ask for your help by completing the survey and returning it to the Town no later than March 10th.
I have left copies of the survey at the Caledon Seniors Centre, the CCRW, the Library, and some Doctor’s offices around town. If you find they are gone you can also find one online at www.caledon.ca/surveys which can be printed, then completed and mailed in. Or just give me a shout. Before completing please take a few minutes to read the definitions of the different styles of housing so that you can answer with what is most appropriate to your needs. If you have questions please contact me at 905-951-6128 or Laura Hall at 905-584-2272.
Working together we are going to improve the seniors housing situation in our community so I truly thank you for your time.