Seniors, College Kids Share Residence

Toronto retirement home finds opening its doors to university students creates a viable mix.
February 5, 2004, 12pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"...mingling these young people — a burst of noise and colour, a nose clip, gelled spiked hair, a low-slung silver-coined waistband jangling atop black hiphuggers — among the stooped gray-haired seniors, many of whom are steering walkers as they enter the common dining room, represents more than a financial Band-Aid.This integrated living arrangement — age ranging from 17 to 108, two-thirds of them seniors, half of the seniors over 85 — gives new meaning to the term "intergenerational," the buzzword for managing the approaching "age quake." In the years between now and 2050, 10 million Canadians will reach retirement age...."

Thanks to Bob Karrow

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Published on Monday, February 2, 2004 in The Toronto Star
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