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Keremeos Receives Age-Friendly BC 2017 RecognitionVillage of Keremeos
KEREMEOS - The Village of Keremeos is honoured to receive Age-Friendly BC 2017 Recognition from the Honourable Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Jodi Mucha, Executive Director of BC Healthy Communities Society.
The official recognition as an Age-Friendly Community acknowledges years of community work to make the Village more accessible, inclusive and age-friendly.
A 2015 age-friendly community assessment and strategic plan brought about numerous community initiatives, including:
- benches and solar lights on Keremeos trails
- age-friendly exercise area in Memorial Park
- installation of a speed-reader to slow vehicles and improve pedestrian safety
- regular meetings between the Mayor and the Seniors Society
- accessibility improvements and rest benches at the playground in Memorial Park
- Village office reception area widening to allow easier access for scooters and other mobility aids
- establishment of an Age-Friendly Advisory Committee to Council
- 24 units of affordable housing will be built in Keremeos, 2017/18
- pedestrian curb flares will be added along Highway 3 in 2018
- plans underway to increase BC Transit service between Princeton and Penticton
The Village is proud to be an Age-Friendly Community leader in the region, and is committed to continuing age-friendly and accessibility efforts.