Session Proposal: Seniors for childcare

“As I walk my son past the care home around the corner, the faces of the residents *light up* as soon as they spot him. Many lovely seniors would play peek-a-boo all day if we had the time.

Meanwhile, there is a serious daycare shortage in Vancouver. The closest to our home is anticipated to be full for more than two years and will not even keep a wait list. There is absolutely no availability for his age group for full-time or even part-time daycare in the CoV.”

Could we partner senior care (demand quickly rising) with junior care to more effectively meet demands, increase sense of community, quality of life, early childhood education, etc etc?

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