Creating an Age Friendly Community

The Village on Main is working on a comprehensive community-based plan that will facilitate and enhance the daily lives of a population with a growing proportion of elders. The plan will address a number of planning needs so we can become certified by the World Health Organization as an age friendly community. Age friendly communities recognize that our elders and society in general benefit greatly when people of all ages and abilities can connect on a daily basis. The Village on Main is already considered a major health hub, with upwards of 40 health and wellness facilities that are clustered in close proximity within the District that are a huge asset for us to build on. The planning process has brought the area’s business, non-profit and residential sectors together to address issues and develop community-based solutions which will help transform the District into a more compact and convenient suburban downtown…. a great place to be whether you’re 8 or 80! The first draft of our Age Friendly Community Plan is expected to be ready by the end of June.

Earlier this month at our Annual General Meeting, we presented the Final draft of our Age Friendly Community Plan! You can download it now by clicking on the graphic below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media Release-May 10

 

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