100 Mile House is among 28 British Columbia communities that have been awarded 2016 Age-Friendly Community Planning and Project grants, to support strategies to help seniors stay mobile, physically active, socially connected and healthy.
The District of 100 Mile House will receive a grant of $7,000 for the South Cariboo Age-Friendly Initiative – Moving Forward.
Working with the South Cariboo Community Planning Council and other partners, the District will consult with the community in order to assess and explore options for seniors’ housing and supports for aging in place, and will develop a transportation plan for the South Cariboo.
“The District of 100 Mile House is doing great work to ensure its citizens have the services they need as they age,” Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says.
“These initiatives and our government’s support will result in the community becoming an even more attractive place to retire.”
100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall says the funding is great news.
“Knowing the province supports local leadership in addressing the needs of our growing senior population lays the foundation and also provides confidence that we’re moving in the right direction for the benefit of the whole of the South Cariboo.”
This grant program is a partnership between the B.C. Liberal government and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities. Each successful local government receives up to $20,000 to help undertake a variety of activities that address the needs of older residents – from setting public policy to delivering information and services.
To learn more about Age-Friendly B.C., visit: www.gov.bc.ca/agefriendly.