Fleming College Addresses Gaps in Housing for Seniors And Students

Peterborough, ON – (June 8, 2022) – Fleming College is helping to address gaps in housing for seniors and post-secondary students through its participation in Canada HomeShare Peterborough.  

Canada HomeShare Peterborough is part of a 10-city housing pilot program that supports aging in place for older adults while providing safe and affordable housing to Fleming and Trent University students. Those students provide up to seven hours of support by way of companionship, helping with household chores or running errands for local, older adults in their home in exchange for reduced rent of around $400 to $600 a month. It is being launched through a partnership between the Trent Centre for Aging & Society and Canada HomeShare.  

Two representatives from Fleming College will join the Canada HomeShare Peterborough Advisory Committee. The Committee also includes representatives from Trent Off-Campus Housing, Community Care Peterborough, the City of Peterborough, and Age-Friendly Peterborough.  

Canada HomeShare Peterborough will launch in the fall of 2022.  

An information session is taking place June 15 at 2 p.m. at the Trent University Student Centre at 1680 West Bank Dr. Please contact aging@trentu.ca to RSVP or for more information on the session. Visit here for more information on Canada HomeShare Peterborough. 

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni. 

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Deeth 

Communications Officer 

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca 

705-749-5530 ext. 1161 

Peterborough
Sutherland Campus
599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530 
Lindsay
Frost Campus
200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144 
Haliburton
Haliburton Campus
P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680 

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