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Housing co-operatives support aging in place

When newlyweds Betty and Bob Jensen chose their first home, it was some new thing called a housing co-operative.

“My mother had seen an article in the newspaper and said there was a meeting and you kids should go,” Betty Jensen says. “So, we kids went and we were fascinated by the whole concept.”

Decades later, the couple who met over a game of marbles in elementary school are still living where it all began. Now, a few children and grandchildren later, they are happily aging in place.

More than 85 per cent of seniors would prefer to age in place, which means remaining in their homes and communities, according to the 2016 Canadian Census.

Read the rest at the Calgary Herald


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