From the Government of BC -- Reshaping our neighbourhoods
We must reshape our neighbourhoods to make it easier for older people to thrive and remain in their homes as they age.
Our vision is of neighbourhoods designed to accommodate people of all ages and abilities, easy to walk, with highly accessible shops and services, recreational and cultural opportunities. We believe the B.C. government should work with local governments to encourage these sorts of developments. We also want a central role for a new type of enhanced community centre, which could play an important part in bringing people of all ages and cultural backgrounds together, providing a focus for interaction and community service delivery.
• We recommend that the B.C. government engage key partners and lead a provincial initiative to reshape neighbourhoods.
Our vision also includes a range of housing options supporting continued independence and quality of life, and a strong emphasis on accessible transportation, which is vital in linking older people to services, their friends and their communities.
• We recommend that the B.C. government take a strong leadership role in the area of housing for older people.
• We recommend that the B.C. government proactively address the transportation needs of older people.
Source (2006): gov.bc.ca/seniorsguide
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