In less than 20 years, one out of every 4 people living in Toronto is over 65 years old.
For the first time in Ontario's history, there were more people over the age of 65 than children under the age of 15.
This dramatic, ongoing demographic change also means how the aging of Toronto's population will change dramatically in this city life, as more and more seniors choose to "mature ", this may present challenges to the board of directors and management of the apartment.
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Friendly Toronto condos Penelope Tindale and Julie Beddo are two elderly people in their 80 s who currently live in the wine factory area
The same apartment building has been called home for 17 years.
"I 've always been afraid to be in a place where I don't belong to the bigger world. . .
No matter how good the food is or how great the garden [is]retirement]home —
You're on planet zed.
You are not part of the big universe . "
"My nightmare is being cut off from the world and the excitement," Tindale added . " He is taking four classes at the University of Toronto and often attends concerts in the city center.
Tindale and Bido are enjoying the aging strategy of the provincial government --
It provides tools to allow the elderly to live independently at home to avoid "premature entry into long-term life"
Long term nursing home or hospital.
"Between the challenge of maintaining a big house and the fiery real estate market in Toronto, many seniors choose to scale down their apartments.
After retirement, Tindale and her husband wanted to move to Bari from Toronto, but from their options, a house was both affordable and not practical.
She lives in a residential building in the wine factory --a non-
Profit developers who promise to pass on costs
Save for residents and help with down payment.
"This makes it possible for us to have more space," Tindale told Dwight Drummond of the CBC in Toronto.
"It also has a lot more community awareness, and obviously it's going to be a new adventure. "'Age-
"If you walk to the market along Marina Avenue, you 'd better have free time. . .
Because you will see a lot of people, "she said jokingly around.
Community awareness-or "age-
It is one of the Ontario government's commitments to the action plan for the elderly.
But with our population aging and shrinking towards independent living apartments, people like Tindale and Bido will face challenges --
There are apartment companies.
Legal issues arise in Megan McKee, a partner at Miller Thomson law firm, who believes that the influx of seniors and others with mental health problems into the apartment creates more legal issues.
She gave an example where an apartment company had to tear down a 90-year-
The stove of the old household came out of his unit because it was always on, which became a safety issue.
The condominium company has no right to remove the stove, she said, but in any case it is all about protecting other residents.
The family of the owner of the apartment would be happy to remove the stove so that the old man could stay in his apartment.
"A lot of times law enforcement, noise issues and safety issues come up, like leaving the stove on --
But you don't want to bring these people to court and you want to solve the problem by looking for ways residents can live together and involve family members in the solution if necessary, McKee said.
Another problem arises when some families think that apartment companies can take care of their elderly parents.
Share Family contact information "people with dementia are being moved into an apartment by their family and some family hope apartment companies can keep an eye on them. . .
But they shouldn't.
"This is not a job in an apartment," she said . ".
She suggested an apartment company next. of-
When someone moves in, the relative information appears immediately, so if the person starts to have a problem, it is easy to reach the family.
To help overcome some of the inevitable challenges that are coming, Tindale and Bido are leading a group called aging in place --
Elderly people in their building get together to discuss condo
Live the challenge and educate yourself on the latest government policies.
Isobel Collins, a member of the group, said she had always wanted to live in the city center.
A lot of my friends say, are you crazy? ! ' —
But it's a great community, "she said.
"There is a community center near us, the hospital is nearby, the theater is nearby . . . . . . The hospital is very important when you start getting older!
"Don't let the 'childish' elderly have a sense of community, which is exactly why Lester Brown is" aging "and he says the main reason he moved into an apartment is social isolation.
"Not all apartments are senior friendly," he said of his initial search.
When talking to Dwight Drummond, there was one last piece of information that she wanted to share.
"The world seems to look at the elderly as babies. . .
There's always a weird little story about people taking their dogs [
To the nursing home
But I don't want people to take their pets with me and I want to change my library books!
"We want to be outside the world.
The people who come to us with pets are condescending and childish.
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