Age-friendly British Columbia (AFBC) is a renewed strategy to help B.C. communities create age-friendly environments that improve quality of life for older residents, and for people of all ages and abilities.
New age-friendly resources and incentives for B.C. communities include:
• A new recognition program to celebrate B.C. communities that have taken important steps towards becoming more welcoming, inclusive, and accessible to people of all ages.
• Later this Fall, grants of up to $20,000 will be available to local governments through the Union of BC Municipalities 2012 Age-friendly Community Planning and Project Grants program to support age-friendly community initiatives. Funding for the grants is provided by the Province.
• New tools, including the new Becoming an Age-friendly Community: Local Government Guide.