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Better supports for seniors on Vancouver Island with age-friendly grants

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Better supports for seniors on Vancouver Island 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

Alberni-Clayoquot

Project: The regional district will create an age-friendly community action plan that will include objectives and strategies to promote the development of the rural areas of the Alberni Valley as age-friendly communities. The action plan will engage the community to participate and share information to improve seniors’ services in the Alberni Valley.

Amount: $24,750

Cumberland

Project: Cumberland, with a vibrant and engaged seniors’ population, will undertake an age-friendly assessment and action plan to ensure seniors feel supported, included and valued in their community, and are able to age in place.

Amount: $25,000

Nanaimo

Project: The regional district will conduct an age-friendly assessment and add an age-friendly lens to existing plans and policies, including the Oceanside Community Recreation facilities accessibility audit. It aims to increase social participation and strengthen networks with stronger communication between older adult recreation services and organizations.

Amount: $25,000

Port Alberni

Project: Port Alberni's goal for its age-friendly needs assessment is to have people of all ages and abilities benefit from safer, barrier-free buildings and streets, and better access to local businesses, facilities and green spaces. Seniors will be supported to age actively, enjoy good health and remain independent and involved in their community.

Amount: $25,000

Port Hardy

Project: This project is focused on the creation of outdoor garden spaces for the Hardy Bay Senior Centre, which will lead to improved healthy eating. The garden beds will be raised to allow for increased accessibility, reducing the need to kneel or bend.

Amount: $12,500

Tahsis

Project: One of the Village of Tahsis’s goals in the development of its age-friendly action plan is to identify community activities that are catalysts the community and community partners rely on to enhance and improve services for older adults.

Amount: $24,290

Sooke

Project: Sooke continues its age-friendly work with this program that will work to inform seniors on nutritional cooking and healthy eating, physical activity at home, social interaction with peers and increase awareness on regional services for seniors. Sooke is an age-friendly recognized community.

Amount: $15,000

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