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November 17, 2023 at 3:04 pm  Politics, Provincial

COMOX – NDP MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says a new grant will benefit seniors and help them live active, socially engaged and independent lives by making Comox more age-friendly.

“People of all ages benefit from intergenerational connections, where they can support and learn from each other, and broaden their horizons,” said Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA for Courtenay-Comox. “Through using this grant funding to help support connections between young families and seniors in Comox, the town is helping make lifechanging connections and friendships.”

Comox will receive $20,600 for a project to support and strengthen relationships between older adults and young families in Comox neighbourhoods.

Through the Age-friendly Communities (AFC) Program, a total of $500,000 in age-friendly grants are being awarded across 25 communities in B.C. this year, with 6 Indigenous communities being among the grant recipients. The AFC Program is a partnership between the provincial government and BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC), which is a provincewide not-for-profit organization that facilitates the ongoing development of healthy, thriving and resilient communities.

The New Democrat government continues to make BC more age-friendly, through the Age-friendly BC Strategy, in collaboration with key stakeholders, to engage, strengthen and support communities to prepare for an aging population that can age actively in place.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/29888

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