Age-friendly BC grants for area seniors

Age-friendly initiatives can range from setting public policy to physical improvements to address the needs of older residents

Seniors in the Comox Valley and Campbell River are benefitting from a total of $40,000 in Age-friendly grants from the provincial government.

The funding will support older residents in staying healthy and active in the community and includes: Comox Valley RD Age-friendly Working Groups ($20,000); Campbell River Walkability Inventory and Assessment ($20,000).

Age-Friendly BC provides grants of up to $20,000 to help communities create or continue a variety of projects which help address the needs of the older population.

Age-friendly initiatives can range from setting public policy to physical improvements to address the needs of older residents.  Examples of age-friendly community changes can include: widening sidewalks, installing benches, maximizing green space, as well as making information, programs and services more accessible to the older population.

The province has worked with local governments, the Union of British Columbia Municipalities and others to achieve a vision where people of all ages and abilities feel included and valued in their communities.