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Healthy lifestyles. A vibrant economy. Affordable housing. Protected parks & green space. Accessible community services. Thriving neighbourhoods. Clean air and water. A sustainable environment. Ethnic and cultural diversity. Healthy public policy. Engaged citizens. A healthy community is all of this, and more.

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Proactive Approaches to Aging on the East Shore

Proactive Approaches to Aging on the East Shore

May 18th, 2018 related to Aging Well

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people aged 85 and older grew by 19.4%—nearly four times the rate for the overall Canadian population.[i] Projections suggest that by 2036, one-quarter of our population will be 65 or older. As this demographic grows, so does the importance of access to tim...

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Bridging the Digital Divide: Kelowna Gets Seniors Web-Savvy

Bridging the Digital Divide: Kelowna Gets Seniors Web-Savvy

Mar 29th, 2018 related to Aging Well

The internet provides people around the world with unprecedented access to information, yet not everyone can benefit from it. Many people face barriers to access and for B.C. seniors, the barrier is often a lack of technical experience and knowledge. (1) Seniors who do not access the internet miss ...

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Comox Seniors Test Drive Transit

Comox Seniors Test Drive Transit

Mar 15th, 2018 related to Aging Well

    The Comox Valley on Vancouver Island attracts retirees from across Canada. Seaside towns like Comox and Courtenay offer easy access to recreational opportunities in places like the extensive Strathcona Provincial Park and provide a wealth of commercial, recreational and community ...

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What is a Healthy City Strategy?

What is a Healthy City Strategy?

May. 17, 2018 in Healthy Communities/Cities
Creating Healthier Communities Through Policy All policies—even those that don't directly deal with health—have the ability to enhance or hinder your community's health and well-being. As a local government, it's easy to think...
Introducing Jennifer Butcher, BSc, MPH, Healthy Community Facilitator

Introducing Jennifer Butcher, BSc, MPH, Healthy Community Facilitator

May. 17, 2018 in Articles
Jennifer Butcher, MPH is one of BC Healthy Communities' Community Facilitators. Jen spent the last several years applying her population health savvy and asset-based approach to roles in learning facilitation and sustainability coachin...
The A to Z of Healthy Communities: B

The A to Z of Healthy Communities: B

May. 17, 2018 in Tools
Together, BCHC and Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition (one of our colleagues from the Canadian Healthy Communities Network) bring you the A to Z of Healthy Communities—a monthly spotlight for everything encompassed in the Healthy C...