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Vancouver coastal communities support seniors with age-friendly grants

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Vancouver coastal communities support seniors with age-friendly grants

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2018 age-friendly community planning and project grant recipients

Powell River

Project: Seniors for Seniors: Powell River seniors coalition

Amount: $15,000

Details: The Seniors for Seniors Action Table will meet to discuss local barriers to age-friendly communities, plan and implement initiatives, and advocate for policies and programs in their neighbourhoods. Several engagement meetings will identify champions in the community to join the table, which will work closely with the City of Powell River to advocate on behalf of seniors, and assist in addressing the key priority areas outlined in the age-friendly community plan.

Richmond

Project: Dementia-friendly community action plan

Amount: $25,000

Details: Richmond’s dementia-friendly community action plan will ensure that those living with dementia, their families and caregivers, as well as all Richmond residents feel supported and connected in their communities. This will include creating access to tools and resources to help them age in place independently, safely and with a better sense of inclusion and belonging. The plan builds on Richmond’s 2015 recognition as an age-friendly community.

Sechelt

Project: Age-friendly trails guide

Amount: $15,000

Details: The District of Sechelt, Sunshine Coast Reginal District and Town of Gibsons will partner on an age-friendly/accessible trails guide, which will identify existing, accessible trail networks and user-friendly accesses to parks, neighbourhoods and other amenities on the Sunshine Coast. The guide will highlight trails that are welcoming to all ages, and people with diverse levels of mobility and endurance. The project builds on Sechelt’s 2012 recognition as an age-friendly community.

West Vancouver

Project: Dementia-friendly action plan implementation

Amount: $15,000

Details: The District of West Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver are implementing the action plan that they collaborated on in 2017. The project will educate staff, elected officials and the residents of the three North Shore communities about dementia, and how they can facilitate greater independence and a higher quality of life for people living with and at-risk of dementia. The plan will also support the development of dementia-friendly educational materials that can be adapted and shared with other communities. The project builds on West Vancouver’s 2012 recognition as an age-friendly community.

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