Age-Friendly Strategy

An age-friendly community is a place where people can enjoy all stages of life, and live with dignity, respect, and independence. In age-friendly communities, policies, programs, services and infrastructure related to physical and social environments are designed to address the needs of all residents. 

In September 2014, Council approved the Age-friendly Strategy , which provides strategies to create healthy, liveable communities that are welcoming to all ages.

Based on the work undertaken as part of the Age-friendly Strategy, in June 2015, the Seniors’ Healthy Living Secretariat of the Provincial Ministry of Health formally recognized the Township as an age-friendly community under the Age-friendly BC Recognition program. 

Age-Friendly Strategy Progress Report

In November 2017, an Age-friendly Strategy Progress Report  was prepared to monitor and report on the implementation of the Age-friendly Strategy.  Since the implementation of the Strategy began in 2016:

  • 6 short term strategies have been completed and 11 short term strategies are in progress (representing 85 percent of the 20 short term strategies)
  • 1 medium term strategy has been completed and 9 medium term strategies are in progress (representing 63 percent of the 16 medium term strategies)
  • 3 long term strategies are in progress (representing 27 percent of the 11 long term strategies)

Age-Friendly Strategy Implementation Plan

Finalized in November 2015, the Age-friendly Strategy Implementation Plan  advances the Township’s Ag e-friendly Strategy by updating and refining the strategies and providing clear, straight-forward actions.  The implementation plan provides guidance for future policy development that will address the opportunities and challenges faced by an aging community.