Media Contacts

Laura Heinze

Media Relations Manager
Ministry of Health
250 952-1887 (media line)

Paul Taylor

Director of Communications
Union of British Columbia Municipalities
250 893-8476 (media line)


Age-friendly Grant Projects

Examples of age-friendly initiatives in B.C. communities include:

  • A drop-in seniors' support centre in the Village of Fraser Lake;
  • A seniors' bus providing accessible, reliable and affordable transportation options in North Delta;
  • Elder abuse and “train the trainer” workshops in Tumbler Ridge to raise awareness about how to recognize and respond to elder abuse;
  • Pemberton’s “Seniors Interacting Through Art” program aimed at assisting seniors to communicate and express themselves more fully;
  • Invermere’s companion program designed to match seniors with volunteers who will assist with everyday living activities such as shoveling the sidewalk and grocery delivery;
  • A seniors' resource fair in Nakusp; and
  • An outdoor gym and wellness program for seniors in the Village of Sayward.

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