Friday, September 28, 2012

#Esquimalt Recognized as Age-Friendly Community

Esquimalt has been recognized by the Ministry of Health as an Age-friendly Community. The recognition goes to local governments that support older residents to remain healthy and active in their community. Esquimalt was one of nine municipalities province-wide that received the recognition.

“We are pleased to be recognized in this way and will continue in our efforts to make Esquimalt an accessible and healthy community for residents of all ages,” said Mayor Barbara Desjardins.

Examples of recent age-friendly improvements in the Township include Esquimalt Active Park, an outdoor fitness park for all ages and abilities, and accessibility improvements to its recreation facilities.

As part of the recognition, the Township received an award poster and a $1000 grant from the Ministry of Health to create a legacy project or a celebration.

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