How the Village of Granisle Became an Age-friendly Community

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

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