Pat Steenberg looks at her three-storey Bank Street apartment and envisions a utopia for senior citizens, a community of friends aging in place, living together and supporting each other.

It’s centrally located, beside a park, a couple of blocks from the pharmacy and the grocery store and on good public transit.

But those damn stairs!

“We can all go up the stairs now, but when we’re 80 or 85, can we still do it?” asks Steenberg, 71. “We don’t need anything else, but why couldn’t there be some funding under the national housing strategy that could make a building senior-citizen friendly?”

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