Innovations in Housing Stability: Wellness Supportive Living Program, Niagara Region

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The innovation: Wellness centres in four seniors’ buildings provide affordable supports to tenants and the surrounding community, and reduce hospital stays, emergency-room visits, turnover and vacancy loss

Lead and partners:

  • Niagara Regional Housing (NRH): Building owner and property manager
  • March of Dimes Canada: Project lead and attendant care provider
  • Community Support Services of Niagara (CSNN): Social and recreational programming
  • Niagara Region Seniors Community Programs (the Region): Wellness programming

People served: Seniors 55+ with a wide range of support needs

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“Every day tenants tell us, ‘I no longer sit at home waiting until I go to bed. I have a purpose. I am loved.’” Carolyn Askeland, Executive Director, Community Support Services of Niagara
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