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‘I don’t know what I’m going to do’

Former Chelsea mayor, seniors have nowhere to go

The former mayor of Chelsea doesn’t know where he’ll be able to grow old.


André and Diane Renaud, who are both in their 80s, said they fear that they won’t have the option to age in their own community, as taking care of a one-acre lot is becoming more and more difficult every year.


André Renaud fills up his coffee pot at his Chelsea home on Oct. 22. Trevor Greenway photo
André Renaud fills up his coffee pot at his Chelsea home on Oct. 22. Trevor Greenway photo

Seniors’ housing is almost non-existent in the region, despite the fact that the number of residents above 65 is about to greatly increase. This makes people like André and Diane fear that their chance to grow old in Chelsea – where they raised children, created memories, and have always called home – will disappear.