Canadian seniors moving to suburbs, study says

Nov 25, 2014

MONTREAL – Twice a week, Alphons Evers sets aside a few hours to work the phone, matching up his roster of volunteer drivers with clients who need a lift.

Although the free service is geared towards those receiving cancer treatment, often times Evers says he’ll get calls from seniors who simply need help getting around.

“Some people live on their own, and they don’t have anyone to help them,” said Evers, a volunteer co-ordinator at NOVA West Island, a community health organization serving the suburbs of Montreal’s West Island.

It’s a request that could become more common, with new research suggesting more and more Canadians are choosing to move to the car-dependent suburbs in their golden years.

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