Victoria, Langford earn age-friendly cash

Projects were among 26 provincewide under a joint Union of B.C. Municipalities and Ministry of Health program.

  • Dec. 12, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Initiatives spearheaded by the City of Victoria and City of Langford will receive money as part of a provincial Age-Friendly B.C. grant program announced by Health Minister Terry Lake this week.

Victoria received $20,000 for a project to assess the social and housing needs of Victoria’s aging populations.

And $18,000 was awarded for the Age-Friendly Langford Action Plan, which will review accessibility in regional parks in the municipality and, in consultation with seniors groups, develop strategies to address shortfalls.

The projects were among 26 provincewide that received approval for nearly $500,000 in grants under the joint Union of B.C. Municipalities and Ministry of Health program. The annual funding allotment is designed to help older adults stay mobile, physically active and healthy. Find more information at gov.bc.ca/agefriendly.