Let’s build grandparent suites

Why don’t they use some of the housing funds for families to convert their garages to a grandparent’s suite to lessen the burden on the system and help keep families involved with their elders?

Why don’t they use some of the housing funds for families to convert their garages to a grandparent’s suite to lessen the burden on the system and help keep families involved with their elders?

Some home nursing care on a weekly basis could also be utilized to ensure that families meet the health care and housing standards and such. If it came down to it, I think most people care more about their parents than their cars, or so I would hope, and to convert a garage might cost between $10,000 and $25,000.

This might create about 1,000 to 3,000 units in the Red Deer area alone, and the families would supplement their income, perhaps, as well as providing a place for their parents.

Also, it would create jobs and the units could be built to greener standards. Just some thoughts.

Ed Jonas

Red Deer