Practices & Innovations

Age Friendly Beaver Valley

Contributor: Fruitvale (Village)
Year: 2015
Category: Excellence in Action
Award Details: UBCM Excellence Award Nominee - Best Practices (Excellence in Action)
Short Description:
The Village of Fruitvale has taken the Age Friendly concept to a new level.  In 2009-10 we carried out community consultations to incorporate AF objectives and policies in our new Official Community Plan. The comments led us to apply and complete an Age Friendly provincial grant to develop a full program based on the identified needs and desires of the community.  We received Age Friendly Community status in 2013 and presented at the UBCM Small Talk Forum. Since then we have leveraged the original project grant into ongoing trust, foundation and corporate grants to maintain and expand our program offerings.  We have gone from a $10,000 original grant to a full scale program with community partners, a dedicated non-profit society, local government partnerships, individual and organizational donations to ensure we are sustainable and meet the needs and expectations of our increasing senior demographic. 
Last Reviewed: August 12, 2016, 10:39 am