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Chairman's
COMMENTARY



 

   



Let’s Talk Housing
G4Habitat
 

Article posted on LinkedIN, October 29, 2016

 

 

 

Further to the Canadian government's request for submissions to its Central Mortage & Housing Corporation on suggestions for improving housing choices and the housing market in Canada under its Adaptable & Accessible Housing category.  S.E.I was pleased to present its take on affordable self-sustaining housing for a new market niche, namely combining seniors' needs with those of "visitor" students, thereby encouraging a synergistic relationship that will lead to a better life for both cohorts.

 

Although at first blush our October 21st submission seems to be of concern only to Canadians, further reading will show you that our recommendation is not just unique for the Canadian market, but also applicable worldwide.  Numerous "modern" countries face similar situations.

 

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G4Habitat

 

Summary: 

 

SEI’s G4Habitat is a pilot project to research two phenomenons in today’s societies, that is of “visitor” student needs versus traditional offered services, and seniors’ valorization.  SEI’s research clearly shows a strong relationship between students’ lives and the impact of a seniors’ presence, something that is not currently provided in most “developed” countries on a scale other than in close-nit family environments.  We will prove the benefits of such an intergenerational environment, specifically for students living away from home, domestic or international, as well as seniors wishing to continue contributing to society, but from a secure sharing environment that also includes luxurious amenities that they could not afford on their own, all at an easily affordable price.

 

Commentary:

 

We have a tendency to think of housing as a single purpose accommodation.  But the reality is that housing is multi-use, with doctors’ private practice offices and SoHo’s being the first publicly visible, but not the only indicators of this trend.

 

S.E.I’s and others’ research on the links between educational and cultural “preferences” shows that there is a very close relationship between students and their family elders that has a direct impact on these students’ growth, whether academic, personal development or social behaviour, and on the well-being of the involved seniors.  Regrettably, developed cultures have “evolved” to the point were they “put aside” their seniors as so much “useless” cohorts.

 

S.E.I’s G4Habitat is a pilot project proposal to research this phenomenon in depth and prove that we can rectify that situation, specifically by providing a living environment that facilitates both a seniors’ and students’ intergenerational participaCtion.

 

S.E.I’s G4Habitat is a pilot project proposal to research the phenomenon of “visitor” students’, whether domestic or international in origin, needs versus traditional offered services.  S.E.I’s research clearly shows a strong relationship between students’ lives and the impact of a seniors’ presence, something that is not currently provided in western markets.  We will prove the benefits of such an intergenerational environment, specifically for these visitors wishing to ensure a successful education, as well as seniors wishing to continue contributing to society, but from a secure sharing environment that also includes luxurious amenities that they could not afford on their own, all at an easily affordable price.

 

S.E.I’s G4Habitat will eventually serve as a model for other seniors’ housing projects by showcasing the health, both mental and physical, and emotional benefits of participaCtion in a quality environment that is not only intergenerational in nature, but also emphasizes activities, and valorization, worthy of their efforts… proving that they are not a “useless” cohort, but rather a “fountain of knowledge and experience”.

 

The G4Habitat is part of the 3rd phase of S.E.I’s research into this phenomenon.  It will be a follow-up to our Chairman’s personal involvement in our 2nd phase “Educaltural Family Homestay” initiative 

and a precursor to a 4th phase, a major project titled “Villa Alfred Xavier” that will see the building of a self-sustaining environment that provides not only affordable housing for seniors, but will also incorporate numerous aspects and activities not currently offered in senior’s housing.

 

The G4Habitat will welcome some 20 to 40 students as well as 10 to 20 seniors.  Its services and activities will promote interaction between the 2 cohorts as well as other partnering generations. 

 

The first G4Habitat is planned to be built in the Ottawa Region.   

 

 

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Interested in a little more information?

Check out our S.E.I G4Habitat One-Pager

Or better yet, visit the G4Habitat webpage.

Or contact us at...  info@educaltural.institute

 

 

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