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Seniors' Housing: Challenges, Issues and Possible Solutions for Atlantic Canada Kathleen Cruttenden, RN, PhD University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

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  • 1. Panel Discussion New Brunswick Non-Profit Housing Association Delta Hotel, Moncton May 10, 2013 Kathleen Cruttenden, RN, PhD University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

2. Atlantic Seniors Housing Research Alliance (ASHRA) Eleven Key Messages: Possible ventures for NBNPHA ?? 3. 1. Seniors want to age at home and in their own communities. 2. Seniors are not thinking about housing alternatives. 3. Seniors prefer seniors only housing. 4. Seniors have home repair needs. 5. Many seniors are not aware of available housing programmes. 4. 6. Seniors spend a disproportionate amount of income on housing. 7. Seniors health impacts housing. 8. Some seniors do not have social support. 9. Many seniors participate in volunteer organizations. 10. Most seniors do not participate in seniors programs. 11. Many seniors live in rural areas. 5. 1. Income and Social Status 2. Social Support Networks 3. Education and Literacy 4. Employment Working Conditions 5. Social Environment 6. Physical Environments 7. Personal Health Practices and Coping Skills 8. Healthy Child Development 9. Biology and Genetic Endowment 10. Health Services 11. Gender 12. Culture 6. Merci & Thank you! Kathleen