The Barrie Chapter 36 of CARP has created a Senior Housing Committee to focus on solutions for the shortage of senior housing in Barrie. Rather than taking a scattered approach, the committee decided to focus on one viable solution at a time. Currently the Committee is focusing on the concept of Co-housing.

So that you have an understanding of the concept – the idea, which has been put into practice in Bracebridge, Ontario is to find and create suitable accommodation for seniors that is an affordable alternative to the usual retirement home, which can be very expensive and which can lead the seniors to feel excommunicated from society in general, especially in larger establishments.  The idea is to use single family homes in areas zoned for single family dwellings.

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