- About Us
- Seniors Housing Lab
- Santa for Seniors
- Community Education
Welcome to the Seniors Housing Lab!
Seniors Housing Lab documents:
For more information, please contact: Kari KesslarLab Managerkarik@seniorsservicessociety.ca
Seniors Services Society of BC, along with a group of dedicated partners, have launched the Seniors Housing Stability Solutions Lab, otherwise referred to as the Seniors Housing Lab, to generate solutions to enable low income senior renters in multi-unit buildings to retain their housing, age in the right place and thrive.
The four action-oriented workshops will lead participants through a process to frame the challenges and opportunities in this space, develop skills and tools to move to action, and build concrete projects that will address housing instability among senior renters. The robust partnership approach will lead participants beyond a generative dialogue to tangible ideas and solutions for change.
The first Seniors Housing Lab Workshop was a successful start in our process of co-creating solutions to enable low-income senior renters to age in place and thrive. Prior to the workshop, invited participants were provided a Summary Report and Challenge Brief to inform and guide the Solutions Lab work. In total, 41 invited participants then gathered together for one full workshop day.
Our multi-sectoral approach to this complex issue has brought together a diverse group of individuals and organizations, opening up opportunities for collaborative discussions and setting the stage for innovative co-design of solutions.
Please read the Insights Report for further details from the day.
In our second Workshop, Lab participants reconnected and had an opportunity to share any insights, research, learnings or interesting conversations related to the Lab that occurred since Workshop #1. The remainder of the day was full of activity that supported the formation of working groups under six problem statements, which had been developed out of Workshop #1 content and conversations. Groups then developed their “How might we …” statements and worked through a creative ideation process to brainstorm and co-create potential solutions. In next steps, the small groups will test their ideas with various stakeholders in the community.
Please read Workshop #2 Insights Report for full details from the day.
Integration and prototyping.