Aging Well, Planning Well Initiative Launch


The Abbotsford Division of Family Practice, the City of Abbotsford, and multiple partners are delighted to announce the launch of the collaborative Aging Well, Planning Well initiative for seniors.

Aging Well, Planning Well is a magazine and a website with “made in Abbotsford” articles and videos on health, finances, life planning and healthy living tips. Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod from Canada’s BodyBreak contributed an article on the importance of exercise, and a video with fun exercise tips that one can do indoors, made especially for this initiative.

The website showcases videos made from local professionals including family doctors, a pharmacist, a dietitian, and local community and health leaders.


“Abbotsford City Council is committed to ensuring all of our residents experience an excellent quality of life. These past months have been challenging for many members of our community. I encourage all of our seniors to prioritize their wellbeing by aging well and planning well with these new tools from the Abbotsford Division of Family Practice.” – Mayor Henry Braun

“Through the Aging Well, Planning Well education initiative, we hope that seniors and their loved ones will learn fun health tips, take steps to plan for their future, try new exercises, and connect  with resources”, says Dr. Shelley Dhillon-Bhalla and Dr. Ritesh Parekh, project Co-Chairs.

“This initiative will support seniors and their caregivers to connect to resources and services which is especially important during this time. Our thanks to the project committee members, partners, and sponsors for their dedication to this initiative.” – Danielle Edwards, project lead. 


The Aging Well, Planning Well initiative is part of the Abbotsford Division of Family
Practice Older Adults with Complex Conditions Shared Care project. The Older Adults project has
multiple partners and supports doctors, other health professionals, and community leaders to
better coordinate care for older adults (those around 60+ years of age). The project is focused on
advance care planning and the prevention and management of chronic health conditions.

For more information:

Meghann Coughlan Hernàndez
Communications and Outreach Lead, Abbotsford Division of Family Practice

Alex Mitchell
Public Affairs Officer, City of Abbotsford