In many cities across North America and around the world, there is a growing need for alternative retirement options for baby boomer women, and Winnipeg is no exception.
One woman who has decided to confront this challenge head on is Beverly Suek.
Suek, who is well-known in Winnipeg’s feminist communities, has opened a retirement cooperative for women in Winnipeg’s Riverview neighbourhood.
Isaac Wurmann from After the Chorus spoke with Beverly Suek in May, just one week before the first woman moved into 235 Oakwood.
Thank you to Beverly Suek, Lynda Trono, Sally Papso, and Matthew Laurence for providing their voices for this piece.
Thanks also to Micah Visser for the music. You can listen to Micah’s album, ok night, on Bandcamp.