Priorities for an age-friendly Cranbrook

Cranbrook Age Friendly Advisory Committee survey identifies key concerns

Cranbrook Age Friendly Advisory Committee Update

The Cranbrook Age Friendly Advisory Committee would like to take this opportunity to update the residents of Cranbrook on what we have been doing since the Community Assessment Survey closed September 8.

The reviewed survey data identified priorities according to the 719 survey participants. These priorities are:

• Housing was indicated at a first priority 50% of the time. Far above others.

• Community Support and Health Services was the second priority.

• Outdoor Spaces and Public buildings were third. Followed closely by Transportation.

The survey report summary can be found at www.cranbrookagefriendly.ca or on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpkeG1FmZ9E&feature=share.

The committee is busy compiling the Age Friendly Action Plan and will be holding a stakeholder meeting to identify partners to assist in completion of the Action Plan in November. The Action Plan will be a living document that will be reviewed monthly, revised as necessary, accomplishments celebrated and shared with the community often.

This Action Plan will be the plan to make Cranbrook an Age Friendly City, prepared to meet the challenges of changing demographics in the future.

The Final Report and Action Plan will be shared with the community in late November or mid-December 2018. Stay Tuned!

You can contact us at www.cranbrookagefriendly.ca or email at cranbrookagefriendly@gmail.com. Like us and follow us on Facebook at Cranbrook Age Friendly Advisory Committee.

Submitted by Doug Newberry

Vice Chair/Cranbrook Age Friendly Committee

Just Posted

Cranbrook to host BC women’s, men’s curling championships

Top curling teams to battle for provincial championship in the Kootenays in 2020

Calgary Police looking for missing man who may be heading to B.C.

A man last seen on May 15 in Calgary may be heading to the Kootenay region, according to police

Chernove medals in Belgium

Cranbrook cyclist Tristen Chernove finished the second round of UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup

Former polygamous leader found guilty of removing a child from Canada

James Oler found guilty of removing an underage child from Canada to marry a U.S. man in 2004

Dog owner upset after five puppies stolen from Cranbrook home

Angelo Polh says a litter of puppies were taken from his home while he was away on May 11.

Killer of Calgary mother, daughter gets no parole for 50 years

A jury found Edward Downey guilty last year in the deaths of Sara Baillie, 34, and five-year-old Taliyah Marsman

Ottawa spending $24.5M to research on health benefits, risks of pot use

$390,000 will fund two cannabis public awareness

Crackdown on money laundering does not include federal public inquiry: minister

An independent report commissioned concluded $7.4 billion was laundered in B.C. last year

Trudeau’s action plan on climate change brings B.C. politician out of retirement

Terry Lake, a former B.C. health minister, is running for federal office in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo

Survey finds minimal progress in Canadian military’s fight against sexual misconduct

1.6 per cent of regular-force members — 900 military personnel — reported having been victims of sexual assaults over past year

Raptors beat Bucks 120-102 to even series at 2-2

Lowry pours in 25 as Toronto moves within two games of NBA Finals

Body of missing snowmobiler recovered from Great Slave Lake

Police confirm the body is that of one of three missing snowmobilers

Toddler seriously injured after falling from Okanagan balcony

RCMP are investigating after a two-year-old boy fell from the balcony of an apartment in Kelowna

Cost jumps 35% for Trans-Canada Highway widening in B.C.

Revelstoke-area stretch first awarded under new union deal

Most Read