It all began in 2014 when two women were chatting about their aging family members and the quality of care they were experiencing. The conversation soon turned to concerns for their own future as single women given the current options for retirement and the potential for future care as they age. The possibility of spending their ‘last chapter of life’ in a ward of a large facility was disturbing. There had to be better options! They started talking to others and encouraging them to “do the math!” Their own research drew them to the concept of co-living/co-ownership.
The discussions and interest grew. Meetings were held at the local library. Folks from Rockwood and well beyond showed up with interest, questions and input. Two years later a property had been chosen, designs completed, builder was chosen and support from Guelph Eramosa Township helped move the project forward. Renovations and construction were completed in 2017-18.