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An Age-Friendly Cumberland

This page was last reviewed on September 13, 2019.

The Village of Cumberland is undertaking an age-friendly assessment and creating an action plan for improvement from June to October 2019.

An age-friendly community is one that enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities and where everyone is treated with respect, regardless of their age. In particular, it is a place that makes it easier for older people to stay connected and active in their communities [definition adapted from WHO, Towards an Age Friendly World].

The Village of Cumberland will review the strengths and weaknesses of:

  • Public facilities, parks and key spaces in the community
  • Primary transit routes and ease of “getting around” the Village
  • Access to services and programs for those age 55+
  • Opportunities for aging in place and within the Village overall
  • Experience of aging in Cumberland – respect and inclusion
  • Age-friendly policy and planning opportunities

Upcoming Events and Opportunities:

Public Open House

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in the Council Chambers at 2675 Dunsmuir Avenue – two sessions:

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Online Survey

The survey closed on August 6, 2019.

Event Stations

Check back soon for more information.

Presentation of the Final Plan

Check back soon for more information.

Downloads

Check back as we progress through the project work. All summary of input, background information and draft action plan will be posted here throughout the project.

Contact Information

Questions? Want to know more on how to get involved or directly connect with someone to talk about age-friendly planning in Cumberland?

Contact Karin Albert, senior planner, at kalbert@nullcumberland.ca or 250-336-3011.

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