We want to make sure that Sparwood is a community where older people can age actively, live in security, enjoy good health and participate fully in society. An Age-Friendly Community Plan will help ensure that Sparwood remains an attractive place to live with features that not only benefit seniors, but also support the health, safety, and enjoyment of residents of all ages.
Our Age-friendly Community Plan will address these age-friendly focus areas developed by the World Health Organization:
In 2015, the District completed an update to our Official Community Plan that outlines Sparwood’s vision for 2035 to be a community that embraces social, cultural, and economic diversity, building on existing strengths that make the community so livable today. It includes the goal to encourage diverse housing types for people of all ages, incomes, and lifestyles will support residents through all the stages of their lives. It also prioritizes a compact urban form combined with an effective and safe trail network and multi-modal transportation system, which will support community members of all ages and abilities. Further, the Districts of Elkford and Sparwood Housing Needs Assessment identified that planning for owned and rented affordable and accessible housing for seniors should be a priority.
Use these links to age-friendly guides and resources to learn more about age-friendliness: