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Village Model Attracts Interest in Calgary

Two groups investigate developing member-owned organization to support aging in community

One of the ideas explored at the recent Aging in Community workshop in Calgary was the Village model, a member-owned organization created to support older adults to age in community. There was considerable interest in taking steps towards creating such a member-owned, member-governed entity in Calgary.

Aging in Community Workshop Surfaces Needs and Possibilities for Calgary

Highlights need for supports for people who don’t have equity to be able to participate in alternative housing venture

An Oct. 18 workshop that explored creating support services and housing options for older adults using the co-op model revealed a significant need as well as exciting possibilities for Calgary. Options discussed included co-op housing, cohousing, Abbeyfield Housing and The Village model.