New Age-friendly Community Videos are now available here. These videos highlight elements of an age-friendly community through examples of actions taken in several B.C. communities. These videos are intended to help other communities develop their own age-friendly initiatives.
In an age-friendly community, B.C. seniors are supported to live active, socially-engaged and independent lives. The videos were developed primarily for local governments, but others may find project ideas that fit their own communities. Local government representatives, seniors and community representatives from Lumby, Revelstoke, Saanich, Sechelt, Abbotsford, Richmond, Vancouver and the North Shore appear on the videos showcasing local actions. You can watch a video on one of the specific age-friendly topics, or choose the full video (just over thirty-six minutes) which includes all the topics. The videos are hosted by Colin Milner, Chief Executive Officer of the Vancouver-based International Council on Active Aging, and member of the Seniors Healthy Living Advisory Network.
A video featuring Lionsview’s North Shore Seniors Today initiative can be viewed here. Look for the video link on the right named – Involving Seniors – LSPS has been honoured by the United Way of the Lower Mainland with the Celebration of Community Award for Seniors, which is given annually to a group or individual for the impact they have made to improve the well-being of older adults living in the Metro Vancouver area.