Quesnel will be receiving a $15,000 age-friendly grant to continue its work in creating a local seniors’ council which will be the hub of seniors’ information and assistance, and work toward optimal service provision of transportation, recreation, and social services.
In a news release, Health Minister Adrian Dix said the province is proud to say that this round of age-friendly grants is the second largest they’ve ever had.
“Seniors are at the heart of their communities, and it’s important that they are able to age well at home so they can continue to contribute positively to their neighborhoods,” said Anne Kang, Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors.
“The impact of the age-friendly grants is great, and because of the success of the program, we have seen it grow year after year.”
A total of $729,500 will be provided to B.C communities this year including, for the first time, four First Nation communities.
Quesnel received $25,000 in 2018 to assess and then come up with a strategic plan for its desire to become an age-friendly community.