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When Theresa Bielawski learned about the Toronto Homeshare Pilot Project in July 2018, her interest was immediately piqued. The 68-year-old has lived in her three-bedroom house for 17 years, but has been struggling lately with the upkeep.
In fact, any task that involves climbing or bending is hard for the retired geriatric-care manager. But she doesn’t want to sell. So the pilot project, which matches seniors who have extra space in their homes with university students in need of a room, sounded like a perfect solution.
To learn more, Bielawski attended an info session at City Hall. Organizers explained they conduct background checks and coordinate matches based on applicants’ goals and expectations. Social workers would be on hand every step of the way. Bielawski was in. It wasn’t long before she met her new roommate: Cristiana Kooy, a first-year student at @UofT.
Kooy was so anxious about Toronto’s high rental costs that she was prepared to commute from her hometown of Barrie until she found a place she could afford. But the 20-year-old was immensely relieved when she attended a university housing fair in July and learned about the Homeshare Pilot.
And after just a couple of weeks of living together, Kooy and Bielawski couldn’t be happier. Kooy has already been cleaning the bathroom and weeding the garden and she says she’s thankful for Bielawski’s tips and advice, not to mention the occasional home-cooked meal. “It’s hard for me not to be mom,” says Bielawski, laughing. “It’s part of what I need to be aware of. I’m not here to look after her, but you can’t help it. Some things just slip out.”
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Listen up newbies, if Sheffield dialect isn't your thing - let us explain....
Ge'ore - it may be your response when your friends tell you that all the houses on UniHomes website come with bills included! It means, give over, stop it or no way!
STEPS TO PREPARE FOR PA SCHOOL:
1. Step One - have as much fun as you can before school starts.
2. Step Two - I haven’t figured that out yet.
This weekend consists of wine tasting in Santa Barbara! Last night we got to explore state street and the funk zone, today we go on a private wine tour in the beautiful wine country of Solvang!
Does anyone have any advice on what they did before they started school, or what they plan to do?
Outfit is from XOmandysue, a cute boutique in Newport Beach. Use code: SHEA35 for 35% off your purchase!
Peking University’s campus in Beijing, China is unlike anything I’ve ever seen! A green oasis amidst a busy concrete jungle. Swipe to see and hear mandarin duck drakes, who haven’t yet flown south for the winter.
P.S. If you’re going to feed birds and ducks, don’t feed them bread! It holds no nutritional value for ducks and causes severe wing malformations as the result of missing vitamins and minerals. Instead, use seeds, nuts, and fruit!
hello!! im kinda new to this account and i really hope to make some new friends here🙈💖 here's just a simple picture of my collection of zebra milliners that i took forever to buy everything hehe🤪 SFS ANYONE? :)
The red scoop was full of beans when I started photographing. Then it fell over.
Caffeine, found in most coffees, teas, and carbonated beverages, is the most widely used psychoactive drug in the world! Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, which are the seeds of berries from Coffea arabica.