Over 1.9 million Ontarians are aged 65 years & older, that represents 15% of the province’s overall population. Accessible living spaces accommodate the ageing population giving them more independence and security to live in their own homes. One of the first in the world, the ReliAble Living Centre provide products and services that incorporate barrier-free and accessible living solutions to meet the needs of their clients and help them stay in the home they love.
The eieihome team had the pleasure of attending the grand opening of the ReliAble Living Centre on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Located in the heart of Downtown Toronto at 200 Spadina Avenue, it sits in a 3000 sq.ft space that includes everything needed to enhance residential or commercial buildings. It also houses a training facility to educate contractors, healthcare professionals and the general public about accessibility standards and more.
The event included a showcase of the many different products and services the centre offers and guest speakers that addressed the importance of accessibility and overcoming adversity. As the main guest speaker, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, David C. Onley, proudly indicated that the overarching theme of his mandate would be accessibility, stating that “accessibility is that which enables people to achieve their full potential”. Whereas, Paul Rosen, Paralympic gold medalist, shared his story of courage and determination on overcoming adversity.