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Programs and Initiatives profiled on Healthy Aging CORE provide examples of the important work being done by local, provincial, and national organizations and the value of these programs and initiatives in promoting health and well-being and fostering resilience for older adults seniors.

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Embrace Aging Month

Embrace Aging Month is held every March to raise awareness of available community resources and to connect seniors and their families with these resources. During this month the organizer, Eldercare F

East Kootenay Health Connections Bus

Need and History - In the large geographical region of East Kootenay, the City of Cranbrook serves as the service hub for many of the surrounding smaller rural communities. To access health services s

Mount Waddington Transit System

Need and History - Mount Waddington is a region in Northern Vancouver Island that traditionally has struggled to provide an adequate public transit infrastructure. This lack of transit has a significa

North and South Delta Seniors’ Buses

The North and South Delta Seniors’ Buses provide transportation for Delta seniors to travel to and from requested locations. It was introduced by the municipality to address a gap in transportation

West Kootenay Seniors Transportation (Nelson CARES Society)

The West Kootenay Seniors Transportation program is a three-year pilot that began in January 2016 that is coordinated through the Nelson CARES Age Friendly Community Initiative and the Moving Together

Mount Waddington Adult Day Program Pilot

Mount Waddington is a rural region on North Vancouver Island with a population of approximately 14,000 spread out over a large area. Vulnerable seniors in the region were falling through the cracks, l

Seniors Come Share Society’s Share and Care Program

Seniors Come Share Society’s Share and Care program provides socializing opportunities for seniors living in the North Surrey area. The goal is to provide a warm and welcoming environment for senior

The Pender Island Community Gathering

The Pender Island Community Gathering has been providing a by-donation lunch at the Community Hall on Pender Island once a week since September 2016. Though not exclusively focused on seniors, about h

Granisle Healthy Lunches Program

The Village of Granisle is a very small community (population of ~ 350) in Northern B.C.(near Smithers) where seniors, many of whom live alone, make up 2/3 of the population. The Granisle Healthy Lun


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