City asking for input on Vancouver’s first Seniors Housing Strategy

Group of seniors sitting and laughing together
March 23 2023 –

Seniors are the fastest growing age demographic in Vancouver. Many seniors and adults who are 55+ will have different housing needs as they age, including changing affordability, health, and accessibility considerations.
Starting today, the City is seeking input on its first Seniors Housing Strategy to better understand and meet the housing needs of seniors and older adults in Vancouver.

The Seniors Housing Strategy will include:  

  • An exploration of innovative housing solutions specific to seniors 
  • An inventory of existing housing options and gaps  
  • Updated design guidelines for senior-focused housing 
  • A rezoning and resident relocation policy  
  • Increased partnerships with senior-serving organizations 
  • Advocacy to and improved collaboration with government partners 
  • And other immediate actions and policies identifying future City-led work

To ensure the Seniors Housing Strategy meets the diverse needs of Vancouver’s older adults, we are asking seniors, Elders, adults 55+, and caregivers, including those who support aging family members, to take our survey, lead a Conversation Kit engagement session, and come to our in-person events to share their input. 
Your feedback will help us understand the housing needs of seniors and adults aged 55+ living in Vancouver and will help shape policies, partnerships, and advocacy actions being developed this year. 

Get involved

  • Visit our Shape Your City page to learn more about the Seniors Housing Strategy and to share your housing experiences as an adult 55+ 
  • Attend a pop-up event 
    • Friday, March 24, Sunset Community Centre, 6810 Main Street, 10:30am to 12:30pm  
    • Tuesday, March 28, Kingsgate Mall, 370 East Broadway, 1pm to 3pm  
    • Tuesday, April 4, Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer Street, 10:30am to 12:30pm 
  • Take our survey from March 23 to April 13, 2023 in English or Traditional Chinese
  • Download our Conversation Kit (765 KB) to lead an engagement session with an individual or seniors group such as a community group that meets regularly, a group of long-term care residents, or family members

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