Health Minister Terry Lake during senior's week in July.

Harrison Hot Springs recognized as age-friendly 

Helping seniors stay active and engaged has earned Harrison Hot Springs Age-friendly BC Recognition from the province.

  • Jul. 21, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Helping seniors stay active and engaged has earned Harrison Hot Springs Age-friendly BC Recognition from the province.

The community has received a letter of congratulations, an Age-friendly BC Recognition poster, and $1,000 to create a legacy project or celebration.

The Age-friendly BC recognition Program is a partnership between the Ministry of Health and the BC Healthy Communities Society. BC Health Minister Terry Lake stated that, “When a community’s focus us on making age-friendly improvements, it makes a big difference in helping seniors stay healthy and independent.”

The age friendly community recognizes the wide range of capacities and resources among people of all ages. It anticipates and responds flexibly to aging related needs and preferences, and respects decisions and lifestyle choices of older adults. Ideally, all members of the community should be engaged in exploring age-friendliness. Many features that benefit older adults can also benefit other groups in the community. It’s good for people and it’s good for business.

The Harrison Hot Springs Age-friendly Advisory Committee held their second meeting July 6, where they discussed how to use the $1,000 award from the Ministry of Health, which celebrates the community’s new age-friendly designation.

The group discussed how to best utilize the grant money in order to share the objectives of the committee, receive advice from the community, and encourage participation in continuing development the Village of Harrison Hot Springs as an effective and vibrant age-friendly community.

Committee members are currently applying for a federal grant through the New-Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). If successful, the annual grant will help the community fund local age-friendly projects and initiatives.

The committee’s first and foremost objective is to communicate their intentions and receive feedback from all community members. The next regular committee meeting is scheduled form Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. in the Village office. Everyone is encouraged to attend and share their ideas.

Just Posted

Water upgrade work starts in Harrison

Participation compulsory for impacted properties

Trial date scheduled for man charged with killing Abbotsford officer

Oscar Arfmann slated to go to trial in New Westminster in January 2019

Union files human rights complaint over Chilliwack school trustee’s LGBTQ comments

Board and trustee Barry Neufeld facing $50,000 tribunal charge over alleged ‘unsafe work environment’

Trial begins for man charged with 2010 murder of Mandy Johnson

Langley single mom was fatally shot while in vehicle in Abbotsford

Men accused in Michael Bonin’s murder knew him: IHIT

20-year-old’s body found on a rural service road North of Hope in April

Find Your Fit tour comes to Agassiz

Gives students hands-on experience with career-planning tools

Vernon to host largest Special Olympics B.C. Winter Games in 2019

Games to be held Feb. 21-23, with more than 800 athletes expected to take part

Sentencing hearing begins for ex-BC Liberals employee in ‘quick wins’ scandal

Former communications director Brian Bonney pleaded guilty last October

Council tells TransLink commission to make sure road pricing is fair

Maple Ridge tells road pricing commission to make sure system is fair

Sunwing vacation passengers left at Abbotsford airport

YXX staffers receive praise for help to passengers; airline criticized

Ice dancers Virtue and Moir to carry flag for Canada at 2018 Olympics

The pair earned a gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games

5 to start your day

‘Young, innocent’ teen dies in Vancouver shootout, 152 Street overpass repairs start and more

Congestion points or distance: How Metro Vancouver could pay for its roads

Mobility pricing commission identifies two options in report

Most Read