What is a Resident Council?
A Residents’ Council is an independent group of people living in the same retirement home who meet on a regular basis to discuss concerns, develop suggestions, and plan activities that facilitate communication with other residents.
Residents’ Councils, and other similar forums, provide meaningful opportunities for residents to come together and use their talent and wisdom to enrich their experiences.
Starting a Residents’ Council In Your Home
The RHRA’s How to Start a Residents’ Council guide, is designed to provide retirement home residents with the tools and information needed to start a Residents’ Council in their home.
In this guide, you will find an introduction to Residents’ Councils, the rights of residents, the process for establishing a Council and documents to support its operation. Additional resources, such as sample templates and agendas, are also included and can be adapted to meet the unique needs of each home.