Welcome to the South Kootenay Seniors Website!

‘South Kootenay Seniors’ is the regional age-friendly initiative between the City of Trail, Village of Warfield and City of Rossland. The three communities are working together to support local seniors and business and organizations that provide services for seniors. In this site you can find information on resources for seniors including COVID-19 assistance, upcoming events, and our latest newsletter (Sept/Oct newsletter here).

New for 2020/2021:

Join us for virtual activities! There will be guest presentations, live tours, crafts and recipe sharing. More information here.

iPads for Seniors: We have iPads available for seniors to borrow at no cost. They are easy to use, come with cellular internet (no need for home internet), and you can use them to make video calls with family or friends or join virtual events by Zoom. Contact us to reserve one:

Phone: 250-368-1896       Email: southkootenayseniors@rossland.ca

What is an Age-friendly Community?

According to the World Health Organization, “an age-friendly community is one that is an inclusive and accessible environment that allows people to realize their potential for physical, social, and mental well-being throughout the life course and to participate in society, while providing them with adequate protection, security and care when they need.

In an age-friendly community, the policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environment are designed to help seniors "age actively." In other words, the community is set up to help seniors live safely, enjoy good health and stay involved. The World Heath Organization looks at eight topics to determine the age friendliness of a community. These topics include:

  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Social Participation
  • Respect & Social Inclusion
  • Civic Participation & Employment
  • Communication & Information
  • Community Support & Health Services
  • Outdoor Spaces & Buildings

All three municipalities that are part of South Kootenay Seniors took part in age-friendly planning over the past few years. To see more details, please visit each community’s page: