Age-Friendly Community Initiative

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The City of Maple Ridge (CMR) is proud to be a designated Age-friendly Community through the BC Healthy Communities Society and BC Ministry of Health, and a full member of the World Health Organization Global Network Age-friendly Cities and Communities. 

The Age-friendly designation is given to communities that plan and take action to accommodate the changing needs of older residents. This ensures our community remains an attractive place to live with features that not only benefit seniors, but also support the health, safety, and participation of residents of all ages. (To find out more about the City of Maple Ridge Age-friendly Strategy and Implementation plan, please see links below.)

Background


CMR in collaboration with the Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, and Katzie, Senior Network (SN) Age-friendly Community initiative has been ongoing for several years.  The SN has provided exceptional leadership and facilitation throughout the project. Through this process, the City of Maple Ridge and the Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility and Inclusiveness developed and endorsed an Age-friendly Action Plan (2015) and Implementation Plan (2018).  

Initial Age-friendly Inventory Assessment and Senior’s Community Forum were held in 2009 and revisited in 2015, with over 200 residents, stakeholders, and city staff identifying the needs and priorities of our aging community. Recommendations throughout the Age-friendly Action plan align with the eight key features outlined in the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities, along with a ninth local feature:
  1. Outdoor Spaces & Buildings
  2. Transportation
  3. Housing
  4. Social Participation
  5. Respect & Social Inclusion
  6. Civic Participation & Employment
  7. Communication & Information
  8. Community Support & Health Services
  9. Emergency Preparedness (local initiative)
As a designated Age-friendly Community, the City of Maple Ridge is committed to ongoing evaluation and implementation to ensure our citizens can age in place.

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Documents, Reports & Action Plans


Get Involved



For more information on our Age-friendly Initiative, strategy or other services pertaining to older adults, please contact:

  • Petra Frederick | City of Maple Ridge, Recreation Coordinator, Community Engagement | 604-467-7355
For community resources and information pertaining to older adults, please contact: 
  • Heather Treleaven | Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie, Seniors Network Coordinator | 604 786-7404
  • Or visit their website.