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Age Friendly Strategy for Seniors

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Surrey's Age Friendly Strategy for Seniors is a city-wide framework for working together to ensure seniors are supported and can remain actively engaged and safe in our community.

Surrey's growing community of seniors has an important role in shaping our city. We developed the Age Friendly Strategy for Seniors through a consultation process and in building on planning documents to address the needs of seniors in Surrey. The Strategy is the outcome of consultation and has been informed by the key elements of an age friendly city which were developed by the World Health Organization. Surrey is recognized as a Age Friendly City by the World Health Organization.

The implementation and success of the Age Friendly Strategy is dependent on the collaboration of all of us working together in building and sustaining an age friendly city for seniors.

Download the Age Friendly Strategy

Age Friendly Strategy Outcomes

The Age Friendly Strategy provides a clear path forward for ensuring Surrey's seniors are active and fully engaged by focusing on four key outcomes:

  • Safety, Health and Wellness
  • Transportationa nd Mobility
  • Home
  • Buildings and Outdoor Spaces

Safety, Health and Wellness

Seniors are supported to be active and engaged in their community and engagement practices are in place to prevent isolation. This also includes reducing senior harm and victimization, as well as improving their emergency preparedness and ability to be resilient when faced with challenges. We focus on helping seniors avoid scams and on preventing and reporting elder abuse and neglect.

Transportation and Mobility

Seniors have a range of safe, convenient and affordable transportation options.

Home

Seniors have access to affordable and appropriate housing and support necessary to remain as independent as possible.

Buildings and Outdoor Spaces

Public places, outdoor spaces and buildings are designed to be welcoming, safe and accessible.

2017 Progress Report

Learn about the initiatives that were implemented in 2017 to support healthy active aging. Some highlights include hosting the Provincial Summit on Aging and conducting forums on housing and transportation.

Download the 2017 Progress Report for details.

Connected Strategies

The Age Friendly Strategy is also connected to many other Surrey strategies, such as the Public Safety Strategy, Official Community Plan and the Parks, Recreation & Culture 10-Year Plan.

 

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