Seniors on the Sunshine Coast will benefit from age-friendly government grants, recently announced by MLA Nicholas Simons.

He says the grants ensure older people will have local champions to encourage them to continue to play an active role in the community; ““Accessible health services, connections with neighbours, options for physical activity all help make graceful ageing more possible”.

The Powell River Seniors Coalition is receiving a grant to address the key priority areas outlined in their age-friendly community plan, and the District of Sechelt, Sunshine Coast Regional District, and Town of Gibsons will partner on an age-friendly and accessible trails guide.

$15,000 will go towards the guide that will identify existing accessible trail networks and user-friendly accesses to parks, neighbourhoods and other amenities on the Sunshine Coast, welcoming all ages and people with diverse levels of mobility and endurance.

The local investment is part of the approximately $587,000 in age-friendly grants being provided to B.C. communities in 2018.


Filed under: Gibsons, Nicholas Simons, Sechelt, Seniors, Sunshine Coast