Tag Archives: Aging in Place

Remark 81

by in Housing September 24, 2020

“What would prevent the affordable housing from being overwhelmed by new people to Bowen looking for an affordable house. “you build it…. they will come” ( from all over) and make use of it thus again leaving our local seniors once again in the cold?”

We could market to locals first for a certain timeframe before advertising more broadly. In the process of attaining building permit, Bowen Island Municipality could announce what is in process, and the developer could open up registration list for locals. When permit approved, those on the list could have first chance for a defined period of time. This might be written into policy for approval? I believe this can apply not just to aging in place but to all residential development. (Candy Ho, COB)

Remark 84

by in Housing September 24, 2020

“Having elderly people living so distant from shops, services, and medical care seems, no matter how delightful the setting might be, ill-advised. My elderly parents, who are aging in place in their condo on the North Shore, have had numerous visits to various doctors, the ER, and several hospitalizations, all in a few years. How does this work from this remote location on Bowen Island?”
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It wouldn’t be distant from shops and services because we are proposing a small hub at the Cape to provide these. Within our aging in place communities, we provide personal support, and professional nursing care for chronic conditions. In acute situations, indeed the elderly would need to get emergency care at Lions Gate, or some of it may be at the new health care centre on Bowen. Whether there is this aging in place community or not, the elderly are now having to get off the island… either move because they are displaced and forced to go due to their health status, or in emergency, they rely on someone in their social circle to help. But that is a lot less secure than having staff who are responsible for promptly getting the care they need, whatever that takes. (Candy Ho, COB)

Remark 239

by in Trust September 24, 2020

“I hope you are still considering the seniors housing. Thank you for reaching out to the community. I believe your good faith in a communal approach to development is sincere!”

Remark 200

by in Trust September 24, 2020

“I really appreciate the hard work you’re putting into the plan for the Cape and the extent to which you are trying to engage the community. The vision for the Cape that you presented at Bowfest [2019] was wonderful and it would benefit many Boweners, specifically seniors and those looking at alternate housing options, all while maintaining the natural beauty of the area.”

Remark 31

by in Features September 24, 2020

[In the public lands workshop…] “people imagined grandparents working with their kids and grandkids in the garden.” “There is a farm included in the draft plan and programming could include kids and grandkids pairing up.” (Candy Ho, COB)