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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 Survey

Please complete our survey to help us find out how to make Abbotsford a more Age Friendly community. As Abbotsford’s population is aging, Abbotsford is embarking on creating an age friendly strategy that will help us meet the needs of older residents. Through the survey we hope to gain information about what it is like to be an older person in Abbotsford, and discover how we might need to adapt services, recreation, housing and the physical environment to support older residents to live a healthy life! If you are 45 years plus, please help us. Surveys due by November 9th, 2016. 

Please return to: 
Abbotsford City Hall 3rd Floor 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC
Attention: Community Developer

Complete the Online Survey

Age Friendly Survey PDF

Punjabi Age Friendly Survey PDF

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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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