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Small changes make big strides towards a community for all ages

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October 17, 2016 - 1:12 PM

Sometimes little things can make a big difference to someone’s daily life.

For many Kelowna seniors, families with young children and residents with diverse abilities, strategic changes to the spaces where we live, work and play can greatly impact the social and physical well-being of Kelowna residents.

“Residents told us the main barriers they face in their daily lives when it comes to accessibility and inclusion in the community and from that and best practice research we’ve created a strategic list of actionable items,” said Michelle Kam, Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Kelowna. “Through partnerships with community organizations, 32 recommendations will be implemented in the next one to two years.”

Ideas shared through in-person community conversations, stakeholder events and an online survey earlier this year generated recommendations for 32 action items that are included in the Community for All Ages Action Plan.

Residents are invited to review and provide feedback on the recommendations at a public open house:

Wednesday, Oct. 26
3. p.m. – 6 p.m.
Parkinson Recreation Centre (Foyer)

The City is also looking for volunteers to participate in a community conversation during the morning of Monday, Oct. 24. Interested residents can click here for access more information and to submit an application form.

The Community for All Ages Action Plan is the first plan under the Healthy City Strategy, a long-term plan in partnership with Interior Health which addresses the relationship between the built environment and people’s physical and social health. The goal of this plan is to create a city that is healthy, safe, active and inclusive for seniors, children and those with diverse abilities.

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