Retirement Housing-Options for Seniors: Event to take place in April


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March 27th, 2017



If you are in the apartment rental market – you know how tight it is in Burlington.

If you’re exploring housing options for yourself or an aging family member you learn, sometimes much to your surprise, just what you are up against.

There are many options in Burlington – many of them very expensive.

On Monday, April 10, from 2-8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn there is an event dedicated to helping seniors determine the next place they’ll call home.


There is surprising little housing that really accommodates the needs of seniors – Burlington’s need to intensify and build up doesn’t allow for this type of housing.

Aging in place has been a favourite phrase for the Mayor. Figuring out how to downsize to a smaller home or move to a retirement residence can be complex – the event being is being hosted by Amal Helbah-Dawson (Financial Planner, Investment and Retirement Planning, RBC Royal Bank) and Marion Goard (Sales Representative, Senior Real Estate Specialist and Master Accredited Senior Agent at Keller Williams Edge Realty Brokerage).

Housing - rocker on a porch

A dream of a picture – is it a reality for any of the seniors? High rise – even if just six story see,s to be what is going to be available.

They have brought in more than 20 local representatives on hand ready to chat about: Burlington retirement residences, innovative housing options such as Home Share and garden suites, how to make a move easier, various services that support aging in place plus information on how to generate income from your investment savings and protecting your wealth.

Goard points out that “As we age there will come a time when the question arises – should I stay in my home or is it time for a change? Just the thought of a change can be overwhelming for some so the subject is often avoided until a crisis arises. My hope is that by offering information in this format it will be easier for seniors to explore their options and meet others who can help.”

Donations to Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga will be accepted at the event. The Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre is located at 3063 S Service Road in Burlington.

There is a web site ( with more information – you can also register by calling (289) 208-1000.

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