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Warfield Age-Friendly Assessment & Action Plan

Age friendly Row of People

The Village of Warfield has received funding to help make our community more age-friendly. An age-friendly community is one where older adults can “age actively” – that is, to live in security, enjoy good health, and continue to participate fully in society.

And the good news is that becoming age-friendly not only improves quality of life for seniors, it also creates a more inclusive, safe and accessible community for everyone.

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Project Update – May 5, 2019

Thank you to everyone who participated in the age-friendly community survey and event in March and April. We are now reviewing and summarizing the input, which will be released in an age-friendly assessment report later in May. The input will be used to identify what actions are needed to make Warfield more age-friendly in the years to come – and the actions will be released early summer in an age-friendly action plan.

The winners of the community engagement draw prizes for the two $75 gift certificates to Ferraro Foods were Lois Vale and Brett Rakuson. Congratulations to them both!

More About The Project

Our age-friendly assessment and planning process will occur from February to June 2019 and will cover these World Health Organization age-friendly themes, which are used extensively by other communities and cities within and beyond Canada:

  1. Respect and social inclusion
  2. Community support and health services
  3. Housing
  4. Transportation
  5. Outdoor spaces and buildings
  6. Social participation in arts/culture, recreation, leisure, learning, etc…
  7. Communication and information
  8. Civic participation and employment

Regional Connections: The City of Trail, City of Rossland and Village of Montrose have recently completed age-friendly assessments and action plans of their own, doing so through a joint planning process. The regional information and ideas gathered through their process will be considered through ours and used to develop our own community approach.

Contacts & Stay Connected

Stay connected to the project through these channels: the Schofield Scoop Newsletters, Village News online and our Facebook page. You may also connect directly with:

Staff:
christine.meschi@warfield.ca
+1 (250) 368-8202

Council:
cyra.yunkws@warfield.ca
arlene.parkinson@warfield.ca

Consultant:
Shannon Gordon
Whistler Centre for Sustainability
sgordon@whistlercentre.ca

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