Port Moody’s population, similar to many other parts of BC and Canada, is aging. In order to meet the needs of our aging population, we need to make sure there are accessible services and programs in place. We are working with our Seniors Focus Committee to improve our services.

How can Port Moody become an age-friendly community?

Port Moody’s Age-Friendly Plan will guide our city in becoming an age-friendly community – a place where older people can lead active lifestyles, live in security, enjoy good health, and continue to participate fully in society. Our Age-Friendly Plan will help us adapt our policies, services, settings, and structures to meet the needs of people of all ages and abilities.

Our plan will focus on eight themes established by the World Health Organization to evaluate a municipality’s age-friendliness:

  • outdoor spaces and buildings
  • transportation
  • housing
  • respect and social inclusion
  • social participation
  • communication and information
  • civic participation and employment
  • community support and health services

We’ll use these themes to establish priorities for our Age-Friendly Plan. While our plan will focus on older people, living in an age-friendly community benefits people of all ages. Input from the public will inform the development of a draft Age-Friendly Plan to be considered by Council in March 2020.

Recreation programs

Port Moody offers a variety of recreational, fitness, and social programs for seniors in our community. Sign up for one of our programs to stay active and meet new people.

Age-Friendly BC

Age-Friendly BC has a variety of resources that can help municipalities implement age-friendly services and resources. Port Moody is working towards ensuring age-friendly best practices are encompassed into the City’s plans.


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