Old Ottawa South Community Association

Illustration by Bess Fraser.

Seniors Co-housing: Rethinking Retirement

After 30 years of living comfortably in OOS, I’m reluctantly looking around. There’s another “retirement residence” being built not far away. Maybe that’s a good thing. As part of the demographic bulge that includes baby boomers, I do wonder about how long we can comfortably live in a detached house that inevitably needs maintenance, has two sets of stairs and is really a bit bigger than we need. But is a “retirement residence” the only solution?

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