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23rd John K. Friesen Conference 2014

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"Housing Alternatives for an Aging Population"
May 28-29, 2014

While some Canadians become "snow birds" when they retire and others move from one province or country to another, the majority remain in their familiar community, many in the home that they have lived in for many years. This conference explores the range of tenure arrangements, housing forms, and service models currently available and under development for adults 55+ in British Columbia. These include cohousing and the village model popular in the USA; life-lease projects, popular in the prairie provinces; mixed-tenure models and ethno-cultural models currently in operation in the province as well as housing and service options that do not require a person to move from his/her current home. Keynote speakers and expert panels describe the pros and cons of each housing option, the type of resident for whom person-environment fit is maximized, and “how to do it” if it’s a model that is resident inspired and managed. The objective of the conference is to provide information that will enable people aged 55+ to plan ahead and make informed choices. As well, it provides a forum for developers to learn what current and future seniors are looking for in the way of housing for their later years.

Host organization: Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre in collaboration with the Lifelong Learning Adult 55+ Program

NEWS RELATED TO 'HOUSING'; 'TECHNOLOGY' & 'THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT': CHARLES DURRETT (featured speaker at this week’s FRIESEN2014 Conference) was quoted THE EARLY EDITION (THE INTERVIEW STARTS AT THE 1:10:45 mark of the show) MAY 2014

NEWS RELATED TO 'HOUSING'; 'TECHNOLOGY' & 'THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT': CHARLES DURRETT (featured speaker at this week’s FRIESEN2014 Conference) was quoted CITY HURDLES MADE EAST VANCOUVER CO-HOUSING PROJECT DIFFICULT, ARCHITECT SAYS MAY 2014

FRIESEN CONFERENCE DAY 1 - MAY 28, 2014

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

Andrew Wister, Professor and Chair, SFU Department of Gerontology;

Rosalyn Kaplan, Director, Liberal Arts and Adults 55+ Program, Lifelong Learning, SFU


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Setting the Stage for Discussion

Chair: Elizabeth Tang,
Senior Consultant, BC Research and Information Transfer, CMHC

“Boomers, Zoomers & Super-Centenarians: Changing Demographics and the Mature Adult Housing Market in Canada”
Gloria Gutman, Professor/Director Emerita SFU Gerontology Research Centre & Department of Gerontology; powerpoint

“An Overview of Congregate Housing (Assisted Living) in Canada: Findings from CMHC’s Annual Seniors Housing Survey”
Sarena Teakles, Market Analyst, BC Market Analysis Centre, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation; powerpoint

“Affordable Housing for Moderate Income Seniors”
Karen Ungerson, Corporate Representative, BC Community Development Centre, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation; powerpoint

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Cohousing

Chair: Jack Wong,
Executive Director, Real Estate Foundation of BC

Charles Durrett, Architect and pioneer in cohousing in North America; powerpoint

Tricia Carpenter, Resident & Consensus Facilitator, WindSong Cohousing

Margaret Critchlow, President, Canadian Senior Cohousing Society & Founding member Harbourside Cohousing; powerpoint

Alan Forrester, Vancouver cohousing developer; powerpoint

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Life-lease Projects

Chair: Dan Levitt,
Executive Director, Tabor Village and Adjunct Professor, SFU Department of Gerontology

Kate Mancer, Principle & Director of Business Development, Terra Lumina Life Lease Housing

Judith Ray, President, Mission Association for Seniors Housing (MASH)
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Mixed Tenure, Special Interest/Ethno-Cultural and Campus of Care Projects

Chair: Dan Levitt,
Executive Director, Tabor Village and Adjunct Professor, SFU Department of Gerontology

Lori Baxter, President, Board of Trustees, Performing Arts Lodge Vancouver; powerpoint

Teena Love, General Manager, Amenida Seniors Community

Ron Pike, Executive Director, Elim Village; powerpoint

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Renters at Risk

Sharon Isaak, Senior Planning Table and Housing Outreach Coordinator, Gordon Neighborhood House

Ana Maria Bustamante, Community Development Consultant; powerpoint

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Things to Consider Before Selling Your Home and Moving into a Rental Unit or Assisted Living

Chair: Krista James,
National Director, Canadian Centre for Elder Law

Martha Jane Lewis, Executive Director, BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support; powerpoint

Jim Emmerton, Executive Director, BC Law Institute; powerpoint

Al Jina, President, Park Place Seniors Living; powerpoint

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PUBLIC LECTURE
THE POWER OF COMMUNITY

Chair: Rosalyn Kaplan,
Director, Liberal Arts and Adults 55+ Program, Lifelong Learning, SFU

Public Lecture sponsored by the Ting Foundation

Charles Durrett, architect and pioneer in cohousing in North America video

FRIESEN CONFERENCE DAY 2 - MAY 29, 2014

The “Village” Concept

Chair: Andrew Sixsmith,
Director, SFU Gerontology Research Centre

Andrew Scharlach, Eugene and Rose Kleiner Professor of Aging, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley and Director, Center for the Advanced Study of Aging Services; powerpoint video

Support and Information Services, Adaptable (Flex) Housing, Modular Housing and Funding for Housing Adaptations

Chair: Gloria Gutman,
Professor/Director Emerita SFU Gerontology Department & Gerontology Research Centre

Christien Kaaij, Provincial Project Manager, United Way of the Lower Mainland Better at Home Program; powerpoint

Kara-Leigh Bloch, Executive Director, Seniors Services Society; powerpoint

Tom Parker, Former Senior Researcher, Housing for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation; powerpoint

Rebecca Siggner, Manager Research and Planning, BC Housing; powerpoint

Karen Sandhu, Supervisor, Applicant Services, BC Housing; powerpoint

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How do I decide what’s right for me?

Chair: Katherine McManus,
Former Program Director, Lifelong Learning, SFU

Kathy McGrenera, Resident & Consensus Facilitator, Quayside Cohousing

Sandra Cusack, Resident Whitecliff Retirement Living

Jill Hightower, Homeowner, Sechelt, BC; powerpoint

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Wrap Up

Gloria Gutman, Professor/Director Emerita SFU Gerontology Research Centre & Department of Gerontology

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23rd Annual John K. Friesen Conference - POSTER ABSTRACTS

Catherine Bigonnesse - POSTER: Exploring the Potential of Innovative Housing Models for Older Adults to Support Aging-in-Place

Margaret Critchlow - POSTER: SENIOR COHOUSING AS A SOCIAL INNOVATION FOR SURFING THE SILVER TSUNAMI

Mei-yung Leung and Jingyu Yu - POSTER 1: Facilities Management and Risk of Elderly in Care &Attention Homes

Mei-yung Leung and Jingyu Yu - POSTER 2: Investigate the Relationships between Facilities Management and Risk of Elderly in Care and Attention Homes

J.H. Lim, H.S. Lee, D.Y. Kim, H.W. Yoon - POSTER: A Study in Development of Fine Dust Particles Control Service in Elderly’s Residential Area Using IoT (Internet of Things)

J.H. Lim, H.S. Lee, D.Y. Kim, H.W. Yoon - POSTER: A Study on Relieving the Loneliness of The Elderly Living Alone through Lighting Purpose