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Better supports for First Nations Elders and seniors with age-friendly grants

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Better supports for First Nations Elders and seniors with age-friendly grants

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Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)

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2019 age-friendly community planning and project grant recipients

Douglas First Nation

Project: The Douglas First Nation will engage with all Elders from the remote Southern Stl'atl'imx communities of N'Quatqua, Skatin, Samahquam and Xa'xsta and those Elders living off reserve to come together for an Elders Gathering on the traditional territory of the Stl'atl'imc. The gathering will encourage conversation, storytelling, sharing of food and activities, age-friendly planning and will build upon the work undertaken in the Southern Stl’atl’imx Health Society’s Health and Wellness Plan and the individual nations’ community health plans.

Amount: $25,000

Lytton First Nation

Project: The Lytton First Nation will create an age-friendly committee of Elders and program managers to collaboratively develop an age-friendly plan that will enable Elders to age in their community with dignity and respect. The committee will complete an assessment that includes a survey highlighting age-friendly issues and gaps in service for Elders.

Amount: $25,000

Yale First Nation

Project: Yale First Nation plans to engage its Elders in cultural rebuilding and revitalization, through inclusion and consultation relating to community planning and policy-making. The development of a universal strategy for developing age-friendly policies and community planning will highlight the importance of caring for the Elder population. It will provide practical considerations to create an age-friendly community by listening to the Elders and planning for their needs at home and in their community.

Amount: $25,000

Daylu Dena First Nation

Project: The Daylu Dena Council plans to create an Elders’ committee to help determine what is needed for the community to become age friendly. Plans are to address concerns regarding housing, transportation and the walkability of the community.

Amount: $25,000

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