Seniors Today: Building a Better Tomorrow:
In 2011, a survey was held based on the World Health Organization criteria for age-friendliness. More than 1200 seniors on the North Shore shared their thoughts on transportation, health, housing, home care, parking and seniors’ services.
This survey, and the discussions following, have provided valuable input for setting priorities within the municipalities, as well as supported the application and subsequent approval of the age-friendly designation for the North Shore municipalities.
Top priorities identified in the District of North Vancouver were to create an adult day centre program for seniors with mild dementia and to provide computer classes for seniors who speak Farsi. Other projects related to communications and transportation priorities for seniors and people with disabilities are ongoing.
The City of North Vancouver with its community partners, continues to respond to the recommendations of the extensive survey. Some of the top priorities moving forward will be to enhance outdoor spaces and public buildings, improve transportation services and enhance housing options and opportunities for social participation.
To view a PDF version of the survey, please click on the links below: