The Town of Golden (with the administrative support of the College of the Rockies) has secured a 2013 grant from the Seniors' Housing and Support Initiative (SHSI) to complete an Age Friendly Community Plan (AFCP). The plan was completed in July 2014.
The SHSI was created by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development to assist local governments to prepare for an aging population. The Ministry of Health supported the initiative by providing funds to incorporate a focus on age friendly projects.
Age friendly communities are communities where older people can live active, socially engaged lives through polices, services and structures designed to support them. Visit the Golden Loom website to read more.
If you have any questions about the Task Force or the AFCP, please contact Lynne Romano, Age Friendly Chair and Community Development Coordinator at 250-272-0291 or via email.