Age- and Dementia-friendly Action Plan

We’re working to make Langley Township an even more welcoming and inclusive place for older adults, including people living with dementia. The Township is preparing an Age- and Dementia-friendly Action Plan to support older adults, including people with dementia to live with dignity, respect, and independence.

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Background and Project Overview

Age-friendly communities promote the inclusion of older adults in all areas of community life. Dementia-friendly communities complement age-friendly initiatives by considering the needs of people living with dementia.

In September 2014, Township Council approved an Age-friendly Strategy that provides a number of actions to create an age-friendly community. Based on the work undertaken as part of the Strategy, in June 2015, the Province of BC formally recognized the Township as an age-friendly community. Some major initiatives undertaken as part of the implementation of the 2014 Strategy include:

  • Development of an Age-friendly Business Recognition Program, the first of its kind in BC
  • Update of adaptable housing policies to require new residential developments in all areas of the Township to provide adaptable units
  • Installation of age-friendly exercise equipment at Derek Doubleday Arboretum and launch of an age-friendly parking space pilot project at Walnut Grove Community Centre

Building on this success, the proposed Age- and Dementia-friendly Action Plan will update the 2014 Strategy, providing new actions to help the Township become a more age- and dementia-friendly community. The new Action Plan will also specifically consider the needs of people with dementia. Township action will reflect our role and resources as a local government.

The development of the new Action Plan will include engagement with older adults and people living with dementia. It is currently anticipated that the Action Plan will be complete by December 2021.

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