Community - Seniors

Seniors


Seniors in Abbotsford

The City of Abbotsford is committed to building a healthy community by preparing for an aging population. Older adults represent one of the fastest growing age groups in Abbotsford. In 2011, 19,695 residents (15% of the population) were over the age of 65. This marks a steady increase since 2006 and it is anticipated that growth in this population segment will continue. By 2036, is expected that almost 20% of the population (1 in 5 residents) will be over the age of 65 (2011 Census).

Adults are living longer than before, and while the majority of are healthy, the number of frail older people is increasing. Many of Abbotsford’s seniors require some level of assistance. Other concerns are isolation, language barriers, and financial insecurity. Almost 12% of Abbotsford’s seniors over the age of 65 are low-income (2011 National Household Survey).

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Age-Friendly Assessment Report

Abbotsford’s NEW Age-Friendly Assessment Report was completed in May 2017, from the information provided from the Age-Friendly surveys and community focus groups. The report identifies ways in which the community and City are working towards being age-friendly, and future opportunities for enhancement.

Age-Friendly Assessment Report
Age-Friendly Appendix A: Identification of Key Strategies
Age-Friendly Survey
Age-Friendly Survey Punjabi
Age-Friendly Survey Results

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Seniors Projects & Research

All the following projects were funded by the Union of BC Municipalities - Seniors Housing & Support Initiative (SHSI).

 

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Seniors Resources

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