News Releases

The Divison of Marketing and Communications provides access to the most up-to-date information released by Memorial University of Newfoundland. Archives of previous news releases are also available.

To access news releases from Grenfell Campus please click here.

REF NO.: 196

SUBJECT: Memorial University to host homeshare workshop

DATE: May 9,2011

Note to editors:
            Homesharing is the term used to describe the arrangement when a senior homeowner rents a room to a post-secondary student. Homesharing is an innovative idea that serves two purposes: it helps seniors “age in place” and it provides post-secondary students with both an inter-generational experience and reduced rental costs.
            Homesharing has never been implemented in this province, but a dedicated group comprised of members of government and the non-profit sector is working hard to make homesharing a reality in St. John’s. 
            For those wishing to learn more about homesharing, Memorial University will hold a workshop Monday, May 16, from 1-4 p.m., to share more about how it works, who benefits and how the Memorial University community might contribute towards working on a pilot project in this city. Staff and faculty from all disciplines are welcome.
            The meeting will be held in the Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall, Irwin’s Road, St. John’s campus.
            Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Student Affairs and Services and The Harris Centre. Please RSVP to akelly@mun.ca.   

- 30 -

For more information, please contact Geoff Ash, communications co-ordinator, Office of the Dean - Student Affairs and Services, Division of Marketing and Communications, Memorial University, at 709-864-4873 or gash@mun.ca.   
 

Contact

Marketing & Communications

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca