Tuesday, February 4, 2014
FVRD Region News
Money for Nothing
FVRD to splurge on yet more studies to learn what seniors need
Released by the FVRD
he Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) has received a $20,000 Age-Friendly Community Planning Grant from the Ministry of Health Seniors' Housing and Support Initiative.
This grant will support FVRD's Addressing Aging in Rural Communities project
(AARC) to understand the needs of people in rural communities and how they
change with age. The funding will also help District officials to: conduct a
gap-analysis of seniors' housing and a community planning policy review as
it relates to aging in electoral areas; assemble census data to better
understand the age profile in electoral areas to maximize service delivery;
and, work with community associations to better understand the existing
housing options available to seniors in order to identify sustainable
solutions that improve housing and allow the elderly to age-in-place.
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