Date(s) - October 14, 2015 - October 15, 2015
9:30 am - 2:45 pm
Are you interested in learning more about how alternative housing developments can support rural seniors to “age-in-place” in their rural communities? Join us for a day of learning about *cohousing and age-friendly rural communities; and, find out how to start a cohousing development in your area.
*Cohousing is a type of intentional housing composed of private homes supplemented by cooperative facilities such as kitchens, social spaces, laundry, child care facilities, offices, guest rooms, and recreational facilities. Cohousing developments are planned, owned and managed by the residents.
To REGISTER, please complete this form and the organizer will respond shortly with a confirmation email to indicate if space is available.
THROUGH THIS WORKSHOP
- LEARN about alternative housing options made possible through the new Rural Comox Valley Official Community Plan;
- UNDERSTAND the relationship between community design and health for rural communities;
- EXPLORE how alternative housing models for rural seniors can support community health and well-being;
- GENERATE ideas for how cohousing can support rural amenities that will help alleviate the need for seniors to move or travel out of their communities to meet their health care and wellness needs.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE
This workshop is designed primarily for local rural residents with interest from planners, Island Health representatives, and caregivers of rural seniors.
Location: Meet at the CVRD office to take a free shuttle to Creekside Commons Cohousing. Shuttle departs at 9:30am and 9:45am. Onsite parking is not available at Creekside Commons and offsite street parking cannot be guaranteed; attendees are encouraged to use the shuttle departing the CVRD office at 600 Comox Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6.
Contact: Analisa Blake at email@example.com
Registration: To express interest in attending, please complete this form and the organizer will respond shortly with a confirmation email to indicate if space is available.