Why BC is the Perfect Place to Live at Home as you Age

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Why BC is the Perfect Place to Live at Home as you Age

Cities are an obvious choice for seniors who want to ditch the car, but still have ready access to healthcare and social services. However, plenty of smaller B.C. communities are becoming magnets for retirees because of their location, quaint size, and lifestyle.

What’s Changing? Around the world, more and more municipalities are catering services for the older generation. They’re trying to accommodate their needs, as well as attract them to their cities. Canadian cities are especially focused on being accommodating, of the 258 cities and towns in the World Health Organization’s network of age-friendly cities, sixteen are in Canada, with Saanich on Vancouver Island being the only West Coast entry.

Characteristics of an Age-Friendly City To be considered age-friendly, a city must demonstrate that they’ve gone the extra mile to accommodate the needs of seniors. This can come in many shapes and sizes.

The Impact of Staying Active We feel good when we help other people, when we feel like we are making a difference with our lives. Our culture, though changing, sometimes treats older people as if they were useless, unable to contribute in meaningful ways. Doctors have discovered that when their patients were able to fight against old stereotypes and to do meaningful work, that they also stopped thinking of themselves, and of their contemporaries, in negative terms.

Why it Matters? Beyond the notion of fairness for all citizens are the practical and even economic reasons. Using the knowledge and skills of older people in paid or unpaid work is a resource that is wasted if they are excluded. Most retirees also pay their own freight, buying goods and services that employ others. In terms of the public purse, healthy aging can translate into lower hospital costs.

If you have any concerns or would like some help living more comfortably at home or booking an in home visit, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-866-982-2737 and speak with some about setting up an at home care assessment today.

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