Work is progressing on Edmonton Pride Seniors Group’s safe, inclusive housing for 2SLGBTQIA+ seniors, their friends and allies! 212 members of our community told us they don’t want to have to worry about going back into the closet! They want a place to live comfortably, safely with people who understand their needs & life experience.
Given the limited availability of land in the Oliver neighbourhood, we now have a consultant carefully looking at a number of potential sites across Edmonton. Of course, we will ensure any potential site has the features that you indicated were important to you- close to LRT and bus transit, a walkable neighbourhood, close to important services like grocery stores, pharmacies etc.
We are also working closely with our enthusiastic partners who include SAGE, the City of Edmonton and Garneau United Assisted Living (The Ashbourne). As one of our EPSG focus group participants stated:
“This building would mean I could live in a community with like-minded individuals, where we could thrive, where we wouldn’t have to go back into the closet, where we wouldn’t have to be inauthentic just to survive.”