City Successful Recipient of UBCM Grant to Hire Age-Friendly Coordinator!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FEBRUARY 6TH, 2019

The City of Rossland is pleased to announce that it is the successful recipient of a 2019 UBCM Stream 2 Age-Friendly Communities Program grant in the amount of $15,000. This grant, along with a contribution from the City of Rossland, will be used to hire a community Age-Friendly Coordinator.

 

In 2017 and 18, The City of Rossland alongside the City of Trail and Village of Montrose used funding from Stream 1 of this program to create Age-Friendly Assessments and Plans for each community.  A consultant was hired to facilitate, and the planning process took the needs of the entire region into consideration. A task force was created, which included representatives from various sectors, community members, elected officials and municipal staff. Together, the group examined regional issues surrounding the creation of age-friendly communities, as well as community-specific issues for each participating location.

 

A key priority identified in Rossland, and the region, was the hiring of an Age-Friendly Community Coordinator, similar to the role that exists in Beaver Valley. This Coordinator can help bridge the communication gap between the senior’s community and programs/supports that exist in the region. It also provides someone to advocate for senior’s needs when planning for larger issues, like housing and transportation.

 

The City of Rossland is in the process of recruiting and hiring for the Coordinator position, to begin in March. Full job description and details can be seen at http://www.rossland.ca/sites/default/files/city-hall_employment_age-friendly-coordinator-job-description_2019-02-07.pdf.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2019/03/22