Age- and Dementia-friendly Action Plan

Canadians are living longer and healthier than ever before and want to stay well and engaged with their communities in meaningful ways. The Age- and Dementia-friendly Action Plan is the second strategy focused on older adults prepared by the Township since 2014. This updated Plan will sustain Township actions and programs that help people age in the right place and be connected and active for as long as they choose. In recognition of the increasing number of people living with dementia due to population aging, this updated Plan includes a dementia-friendly perspective.

Age-friendly communities support and enable people to age in the right place with dignity, respect, and independence, and promote the participation of older adults in all areas of community life. People of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds benefit from initiatives that increase safety, accessibility, and social inclusion. Dementia-friendly communities complement age-friendly initiatives by considering the needs of people living with dementia.

The updated Age- and Dementia-friendly Action Plan was endorsed by Township of Langley Council on December 13, 2021.  

Read the 2021 Age- and Dementia-friendly Action Plan

Thank you to everyone who helped create the Action Plan. This Plan benefited from a range of public feedback and engagement through the Dementia Friends Community Forum, focus group interviews, a stakeholder workshop, and community surveys. Input was also collected from internal consultations, a promising practices scan, a review of literature, and the Project Task Force.

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Community Development Division 
socialplanning@tol.ca
604-533-6034