This PlanH short video celebrates the accomplishments of Granisle, a small northern BC community that serves as a vivid demonstration of how age-friendly policies improve health and wellness for community members of all ages. Granisle residents and community partners have demonstrated that becoming age-friendly creates a healthy community for all through community engagement, building infrastructure and inclusive programs.
An age-friendly community is important for older adults’ health because it allows them to stay active and connected to others, while also “aging in place.” Age-friendly communities provide ways for older adults to visit friends, exercise, and volunteer, all of which are good for mental and physical health. Infrastructure projects – such as community walkways – provide provide safe and accessible ways for all community members to be physically active.
Video credit: Andrew Nguyen of Lemongrass Films
Interested in learning more?
- To hear more of the story of how the Village of Granisle became an age-friendly community, read our community story
- To learn more about creating age-friendly policies or programs in your own community, check out our Take Action: Age-friendly section
- Find all age-friendly resources on the PlanH site here
- To find out more about BC Healthy Communities’ Aging Well program, contact Michelle Sandsmark at firstname.lastname@example.org