June 12, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Bridgetown Fire Hall
31 Bay Rd
You are invited to attend the official launch of the Annapolis Valley HomeSHARE Program! This innovative program will be especially good for seniors and people needing affordable housing.
Are you or a friend or family member finding it harder to manage with your home’s yard work and upkeep?
Are you or a friend or family member looking for an affordable place to live?
Do you work on affordable housing in the Valley, or does housing come up as an issue in your work?
Are you curious, and just want to know more?
Please come with your questions, thoughts and concerns; we want to know what you think!
Light refreshments will be served.
Annapolis Valley HomeSHARE Program is hosted at the Women’s Place Resource Centre in Annapolis Royal, which serves Kings County, Annapolis County and funded by the NS Department of Seniors Age-Friendly Communities Grant.
What is HomeShare?
HomeShare is a global phenomenon with successful programs all over the world, including the UK, the United States and elsewhere in Canada.
HomeShare programs match people who have an extra room in their home (Home Providers) with people who need an affordable place to live (Home Sharers). They then share the space and expenses. Home Sharers offer help in the home (usually no more than 10 hours/week) in exchange for low- or no-cost accommodation. HomeShare staff interview both Home Sharers and Home Providers to ensure good matches, support both parties in negotiating their agreement, and provide follow-up.
HomeShare provides a creative way to address several pressing needs in the community. It can help seniors to stay in their own homes and communities longer, and more safely. It also reduces the harmful sense of isolation that many people experience, especially when they are living alone. For the nearly 43% of Nova Scotian renters paying more than 30% of their income toward housing, it can help them find an affordable place to live. HomeSharing can also lead to beautiful friendships; by bringing younger people together with seniors, it has great cross-generational community-building potential.
To register, click here