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AFC Webinar – Navigating Housing for Older Adults: Challenges and Opportunities
November 29, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Join the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program on November 29th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. for our free webinar: “Navigating Housing for Older Adults: Challenges and Opportunities”.
As our population ages, ensuring comfortable, safe, and accessible housing becomes increasingly important. Housing conditions have been linked to older adults’ quality of life and ability to remain independent. Join us as we explore the differences in housing needs and challenges faced by older adults in rural and urban settings and discuss innovative age-friendly housing solutions.
Program Lead·SE Health
Lindsay Cox is Program Lead for the Future of Aging Housing at SE Health. Lindsay is passionate about working with older adults and brings a decade of experience in the field of aging to her work to increase the range of age-friendly and supportive affordable housing options. Lindsay holds a Master of Health Administration from the University of Regina and studied gerontology (Laurentian University) and psychology (University of Guelph). She has worked across national, provincial, and local levels, in roles focused on building system capacity and increasing access to health, community care services and housing for older adults. Lindsay is a founding member of GeriMedRisk, a non-profit provincial clinical service providing enhanced access to geriatric specialist expertise. She previously worked in the community designing and providing care and system navigation services to support older adults living with dementia. In her free time, Lindsay enjoys bringing musical programming to older adults.
George Ngoundjou Nkwinkeum
Senior Specialist, Housing Research·Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation
George Ngoundjou Nkwinkeum is a Senior Specialist, Housing Research in the Research Division of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). George has co-led the design of the Canadian Housing Survey (CHS) and led other data development projects such as the Proximity Measures Database and the Income Divergence Index. His recent works focused on the areas of the National Housing Strategy impacts and progress, social and affordable housing supply as well as research on the housing needs of population groups experiencing housing vulnerabilities. George is the holder of a PhD in Economics from the University of Montréal.
- Senior households in core housing need: A comparison between urban and rural areas in Canada (Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
- Housing Health & Aging: The Role Health Care Organizations Can Play (Building with Mission)
- The Periodic Table of Housing Models for Aging Canadians (Building with Mission)
- Report on housing needs of seniors (Employment and Social Development Canada)
- It’s Time to Unleash the Power of Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities in Canada (National Institute on Ageing and NORC Innovation Centre)
- Aging in the right place: Designing housing for wellbeing and older adults (Happy Cities, Simon Fraser University, and Hey Neighbour Collective)
- Making Supportive Housing Work for Canada’s Most Vulnerable (Indwell and Western University)
- Land Use Regulation Survey (Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
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