Building an alternative, non-profit retirement residence in Lakefield, Ontario

Dewi Jones, 85, lives on his own in Lakefield, Ontario. When he was researching housing options for his sister, he discovered Abbeyfield Canada, a non-profit organization that builds and operates volunteer-run supportive housing for seniors.

When Jones realized that nothing like an Abbeyfield House existed in Lakefield, he decided to get one built. Now, two years later, a steering committee is working to get an Abbeyfield House built in the village, and Jones is hopeful that the house will be operational within the next five years.

Listen above to learn about Abbeyfield House Canada, and why it’s so important.

Photo by Tim Rollwagen.

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