Age Friendly Strategy for Seniors
See Surrey's vision for a city where people can enjoy being actively engaged for life.
Surrey's Age Friendly Strategy 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, which is connected to Surrey's Official Community Plan and Parks, Recreation & Culture 10-Year Plan, requires us all to work together in building and sustaining an age friendly city for seniors.
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
- Transportation and Mobility
- 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.
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.