Elderhouse changes the face of seniors' assisted living. It respects the right and desire of seniors to remain as active and functional members of their home community.
Total 17 units
14 Assisted - Bachelor with Bathroom (4 for couples)
3 Transitional - 1 bedroom with kitchen & Bathroom
It took a pandemic to raise awareness on our treatment of our seniors. Elderhouse is a smaller, community based model that removes a number of contributing factors that caused the resulting heartbreaking consequences.
Fits on any single family street.
Lorna supported herself working for "temp" agencies, without benefits. She feels fortunate with a subsidized senior's apartment. She is not sure where she can go when she needs more support.
Ed: "I am a senior living in Inglewood House. I have volunteered with the Jack Long Foundation since the start and at the Inglewood Community Association since 1967. We need this facility as soon as possible as we are getting too old and fragile for the existing facilities."
Barbara: "I dream of a place where we can have our privacy but still be able to congregate. We can have communal meals that we have all helped to make. There would be 24 hour help available, someone to call on, to help with little things. Home Care could still come to those who need it. We would all contribute to the daily running of this “house”. It would take the onus off each one of us and give us a sense of purpose and an opportunity to contribute, A sharing of experiences can lead to all kinds of opportunities .
I feel these “ units” would make it more comfortable for people to join in who do not feel comfortable in large crowds. It would be necessary to have someone there 24 hours per day. We want to remain as independent as we can and this bit of help would keep us out of nursing homes for quite a while."
We simply asked our Elders about their priorities... Who else would we ask?
Their voices shaped the Elderhouse model and will continue to be heard once it is completed.
"...I also want to point out the value of this project as a prototype that could create a new future of seniors across the country."
- Gian-Carlo Carra,
City of Calgary Councillor
"This model will address these issues by establishing a housing option that enables seniors to age-in-place, allowing them to maintain a level of independence and integration into their community, while proving supportive services. An added benefit of this project will be the opportunity to replicate this approach in other communities in Calgary..."
Health and Housing Initiatives
"This innovative model of housing will offer a unique approach to the delivery of community-based supportive living in Inglewood. This project fits in perfectly with the concept of Aging in the Right Place."
- Phil Levinson,
Inglewood Community Association
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