Senior housing summit planned for Sept. 25 and 26

Many people in Langley face housing challenges as they age. Summit will look for innovative solutions.

Members of the Triple A (Affordable, Accessible, Appropriate) Senior Housing Committee are hosting a seniors’ housing needs summit over two days, on Thursday, Sept. 25 and Friday, Sept. 26 at Newlands Golf and Country Club.

The one-and-a-half day event will highlight the overall strategy of awareness advocacy and action to build upon the Langley Senior Housing survey completed by 540 residents, and the successful workshop last November.

The summit will go over the needs in the community, housing options available currently and in the future in Langley, as well as local solutions.

Projections see Langley’s senior population increasing 137 per cent, with more than 44,270 by 2031. However, many in Langley are not homeowners but renters. Langley City currently has the highest percentage of low income seniors in all of Metro Vancouver.

A lone senior receiving a guaranteed income supplement (GIS) lives on less than $1,500 per month. These are the reasons a summit needs to be held.

There will be a focus on keeping seniors living in their homes as long as possible.

The summit is geared to older adults, nearly seniors, family and caregivers, government leaders, civic staff, community agencies, volunteers, developers.

The registration deadline is Sept. 15.

To register call Marilyn 778-878-5369 or at www.tripleaseniorhousinglangley.ca.

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