In an Age-Friendly community, housing options are available that suit varying needs and stages of life. These housing options are safe, accessible, and affordable, and allow people of all ages and abilities to stay independent as their needs change. This includes necessary home supports including affordable home and yard maintenance, as well as affordable long-term care options.
In the sections below, you will see examples of what AF Saskatchewan communities are doing in this domain. for each example, there is a link to that community’s individual page and to their contact details, for more information.
AF Moosomin hosted a speaker from Sask Housing at one of their meetings, to become more aware of community options. For more information, contact details for AF Moosomin are on their Community Page on this website.
AF Rosetown’s survey in 2016 showed great concern about eligibility for seniors’ housing. This was shared with the Town of Rosetown, who, along with AF Rosetown, sent letters to various politicians. It then became a topic in the legislature. For more information, contact details for AF Rosetown are on their Community Page on this website.
AF Saskatoon/SCOA created a toolkit to help older adults respond to bullying in congregate living situations. The toolkit is called Building Respectful Inclusive Communities, and you can find a link and their contact information on their page on this website.