In Ontario, there are approximately 350,000 senior women living alone and 30 percent of them are living in poverty. With rental prices so high and vacancy rates so low, it is no surprise that single, senior women are struggling.
That is why Senior Women Living Together (SWLT) is urgently expanding across Ontario and inviting more women to join its growing co-living network. Senior Women Living Together is an online platform that provides single, senior women with the tools and support to find compatible homemates for shared living in rental housing.
Renfrew County is the first stop on the SWLT community expansion tour. For residents of the County who want to learn more, a free two-hour information webinar will be held at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, January 17, and Sunday, January 21, 2024. Sign up and learn all about SWLT and how the program works. Here is the link to register for a webinar: https://bit.ly/swltwebinars.
“Since we started four years ago, we’ve been able to help over 50 women find compatible homemates. These women are happier, healthier and no longer living in fear of homelessness,” says SWLT founder, Pat Dunn.
“With Senior Women Living Together, we are providing an innovative and effective service that solves the lack of affordable housing and the loneliness that single, senior women in Ontario are experiencing.” Dunn says, “We need solutions that work, and we need these solutions now, not ten years from now.”
Senior Women Living Together homemate groups can be living together affordably within four months of engaging with the SWLT platform.
SWLT is actively working to grow shared-living options, and plans to have a dozen or more women co-living in Renfrew County following the community engagement.
Find out more or join Senior Women Living Together at: swlt.ca
Pat Dunn, Senior Women Living Together(2024,Jan.12) Women 55+ invited to join the growing network or anyone can sign up for a free webinar [media release]
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