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November 14, 2017, 7:00 am

Keremeos Receives Age-Friendly BC 2017 Recognition

Village of Keremeos

KEREMEOS - The Village of Keremeos is honoured to receive Age-Friendly BC 2017 Recognition from the Honourable Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Jodi Mucha, Executive Director of BC Healthy Communities Society.
 
The official recognition as an Age-Friendly Community acknowledges years of community work to make the Village more accessible, inclusive and age-friendly.
 
A 2015 age-friendly community assessment and strategic plan brought about numerous community initiatives, including:
 

  • benches and solar lights on Keremeos trails
  • age-friendly exercise area in Memorial Park
  • installation of a speed-reader to slow vehicles and improve pedestrian safety
  • regular meetings between the Mayor and the Seniors Society
  • accessibility improvements and rest benches at the playground in Memorial Park
  • Village office reception area widening to allow easier access for scooters and other mobility aids
  • establishment of an Age-Friendly Advisory Committee to Council
  • 24 units of affordable housing will be built in Keremeos, 2017/18
  • pedestrian curb flares will be added along Highway 3 in 2018
  • plans underway to increase BC Transit service between Princeton and Penticton

 
The Village is proud to be an Age-Friendly Community leader in the region, and is committed to continuing age-friendly and accessibility efforts.

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