Laneway houses for seniors to be piloted in Calgary

Laneway houses for Seniors
May 25 2016

Laneway houses for seniors to be piloted in Calgary

When Coun. Gian-Carlo Carra toured an innovative laneway house specially designed for aging seniors, he was blown away.

Long interested in seniors housing, Carra describes the prototype at his alma matter as “a beautiful idea” that was “unbelievably well thought out.”

Built through a collaboration between faculties at the University of Calgary, the purpose-built home features advanced medical monitoring technology and equipment designed to allow seniors to remain in their communities for as long as possible, according to Carra.

“They’ve basically, for the last couple years, been working on a seniors cottage that blurs the line between a home that you live in and that you love, and a piece of medical apparatus that’s a necessary accoutrement to supporting aging,” Carra said on Thursday.

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