The provincial government provides the "Age-friendly" designation to communities that plan and take action to accommodate the changing needs of older residents by ensuring that their communities remain attractive places to live with features that not only benefit seniors, but support the health, safety and participation of residents of all ages. Find out more about the provincial program.
Age-friendly planning has been ongoing in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge for many years through the work of the Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility Issues (MACAI) and the Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie, Seniors Network. An initial Age-friendly Inventory Assessment and Seniors Community Forum were held in 2009. Over 200 residents participated in these events and the priorities identified have been incorporated into a variety of city and community work plans.