Companion Housing Education

Live a happier and healthier life with companion housing, let us show you how.

Online Course

Learn at your own pace

Online Course

Learn at your own pace
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Companion Housing

We are naturally social creatures, living among like-minded people has shown to improve health and happiness. Companion housing is the act of sharing a home with one or more people that share common interests and personalities. The intention is to create a mutually beneficial home environment that provides tremendous social, economic, and health benefits. This education course will teach you about the benefits of companion housing, how it works, and how to get started. Companion housing is for people of all ages so get started today!

Engaging content

Learning should be fun! Content is delivered with engaging videos and self assessment exercises to guide you through the process.

  • All materials available in video and text formats
  • Downloadable resources you can keep
  • Engaging exercises to help you practice your learning
  • Earn Happipad points you can spend!

 

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Engaging content

Learning should be fun! Content is delivered with engaging videos and self assessment exercises to guide you through the process.

  • All materials available in video and text formats
  • Downloadable resources you can keep
  • Engaging exercises to help you practice your learning
  • Earn Happipad points you can spend!
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Why should I?

If you can envision a healthier and happier version of yourself, this course may be for you. If you have a loved one who could benefit from having a companion in their life, this course may be for you. If you believe in practicing a more sustainable and socially responsible lifestyle, this course may be for you.

We want to help you reach your goals of living a happy, independent, and healthy life. This course is a tool that can help you get there.

Course content

Module 1

Introduction

History, how it works, types of arrangements

Module 2

Benefits & limitations

Determine if companion housing is for you

Module 3

Choosing companions

Finding and interviewing housing companions

Module 4

Getting ready

How to prepare yourself and your home

Module 5

House rules

How to structure your household and rules

Module 6

Home environment

How to resolve conflicts and maintain a happy home

Module 7

Move-out

How to end a living arrangement and move-out process

Module 8

Conclusion

Final takeaways and helpful resources

Register now - only $49.95

Bonus: Earn up to $100 in Happipad credit by completing course exercises

What people are saying

  • Companion housing education is a vital component to help older adults age in place. I am a firm believer in the benefits, I wish everyone would try it.

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    Vi Sorenson
    Executive Director
  • I believe there has never been a more important time for companion housing. COVID-19 has had a devastating impact, companion housing is one solution that can help us recover and increase our resilience. 

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    Anthony Kupferschmidt
    Executive Director
    West End Seniors Network
  • Companion housing is not just having a roommate. It is a way to reimagine how we live and use our homes. If you have been living alone for a while you need to take this course.

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    Cailan Libby
    CEO
    Happipad
  • We are thrilled that the long awaited educational program that Happipad has been working on is finally here. The broad accessibility of this program will provide individuals and organizations across Canada the information and guidelines they have long needed to succeed

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    Twila Dawn
    Founder