There is an imminent need for more seniors housing in Edmonton. Recent reports have indicated the number of seniors aged 80 and over will increase by 266% over the next 30 years, while the number of those aged 55 to 64 will more than double.
Using these sites for seniors’ housing will help increase housing options available to seniors throughout Edmonton. By enabling seniors to downsize to smaller facilities within communities they know, existing housing stock becomes available to younger families with children.
This helps to diversify neighbourhood demographics, making existing housing stock flexible for the changing needs of community members. Seniors don’t need to move away, and housing becomes available for younger families to move in. This makes a neighbourhood more stable and sustainable over the long term.