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2019 age-friendly community planning and project grant recipients


Project: Surrey will engage a diverse set of seniors and community-based organizations to effectively understand the needs of people aged 55 years and older staying active in the community. This project will contribute to the prevention of social isolation and support healthy active aging in place. Surrey is an age-friendly recognized community.

Amount: $15,000


Project: “Working Together Better” will create an inter-agency planning table that can better co-ordinate the delivery of community-based support services to Burnaby seniors. The group would work collectively toward a common agenda of reducing seniors’ isolation and helping seniors to remain connected and contributing members of the community. Burnaby is an age-friendly recognized community.

Amount: $25,000

Port Moody

Project: The age-friendly assessment and action plan aims to foster a greater sense of community belonging and social connectedness by providing opportunities for community engagement. Port Moody has a vision of changing the way residents think, feel and act toward age and aging in their city.

Amount: $25,000

Maple Ridge

Project: The need for improved signage and way-finding in the city’s downtown core was identified by local residents during an age-friendly community initiative in 2015. This place-making, wayfinding and mapping project will help to increase pedestrian traffic and therefore improve health as a result of increased physical activity. It will help to increase respect and inclusion for persons with disabilities as well as safety and communication through the placement of easy-to-read and understandable mapping and signage. Maple Ridge is an age-friendly recognized community.

Amount: $15,000