Age-Friendly Community

Join us in celebrating International Day of Older Persons on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.

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Penticton is taking steps toward becoming recognized by the Province of B.C. as an age-friendly designated community. City Council has endorsed Penticton’s Age-Friendly Action Plan, which followed an extensive engagement process.

On May 4, 2021, Council directed staff to work with the Province and other community partners to prepare an application for the age-friendly designation. This page outlines the process so far, including recommended actions from the Age-Friendly Action Plan.

What is an Age-Friendly Community?

An age-friendly community is a place where older adults can live active, socially engaged and independent lives. Here in Penticton, we want to ensure people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities feel welcome and included.

About Penticton's Age-Friendly Action Plan

Major Areas of Focus

The following information was pulled from Penticton’s Age-Friendly Action Plan. Recommended actions are based on community priorities identified through the public engagement process, as well as evidence-based practice in alignment with healthy built environments/social environments viewed through an age-friendly lens.

Examples of Actions Taken So Far

The following items demonstrate actions that have arisen as a result of our process to become a more age-friendly community. We will continue to update this list.

Contact Us

Social Development
Phone: 250-490-2512, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
Email: socialdevelopment@penticton.ca