Through the Age-friendly Capacity Building program, BC Healthy Communities' (BCHC) provides support, expertise and resources for health authorities, local governments and other key stakeholders to build age-friendly communities. The program aims to enhance collaboration between these entities so communities are able to reach their age-friendly community goals. For more information about BCHC and their projects visit the BC Healthy Communities website.
As a part of the Age-friendly Capacity Building Program, the City of Rossland, in partnership with the neighbouring City of Trail and the Village of Montrose, embarked on a regional strategy to ensure that older adults like Roger can continue to be involved and active in their community into their later years. The communities recently worked together to complete a set of Age-friendly Community action plans, ensuring the documents contained both aligned regional priorities and plans specific to each community’s needs. To read more about this project and review recommendations for communities looking to take on a similar project, please click here.