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Safety Equipment in the Home

Safety Equipment in the Home

October 2, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Check your home to see if safety equipment is in good working order. Regularly check smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and be prepared for emergency situations.
Rental and Affordable Housing for BC Seniors

Rental and Affordable Housing for BC Seniors

October 2, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

There are several rental and affordable housing support programs for British Columbians who are older, or have low incomes.

Home Improvement Assistance Programs

October 2, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Making small changes to your home can help you stay safer and more independent as you age. Simply installing double handrails in stairways and bathtub grab bars can help prevent falls and related injuries so you can safely stay in your current home.

Aging in Place

October 2, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Planning for aging in place helps you to stay in your own home and community as you get older. Your home may be suitable for aging in place with some modifications. You might also prefer downsizing to a smaller home closer to services and activities.

Age-Friendly Communities

October 2, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Consider the community you want to grow old in. Does it have social opportunities? Can you walk to shops and services? Many communities in BC have worked to become more age-friendly. Older adults benefit and the community becomes more attractive for everyone.
Using Public Transit

Using Public Transit

October 2, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Do you have public transit in your community? Are bus stops or stations located nearby? Try taking transit when you don’t have a car available to you. Many communities offer free local transit training programs to learn how to get around on the bus.

Transportation Options for Older Adults

October 2, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

There are many ways to travel short distances that also save money and have health benefits. Try walking, cycling, carpooling, and car sharing.

Driving As You Get Older

October 2, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

For many of us, driving our own vehicle is convenient and represents independence and freedom. As we age we need to be aware of how getting older can affect driving skills.
Wills and Estate Planning

Wills and Estate Planning

October 2, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Creating a will is an important part of planning for the future. A will can help reduce confusion and provide reassurance to your family.
Seniors and Financial Planning

Seniors and Financial Planning

October 2, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

A solid financial plan can help map your future. Many older adults either don’t have a plan in place or don’t know how to create one. Even if you are a late starter, or don’t earn a high income, a plan helps you get your financial affairs in order and have a clear picture of what to expect.

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  1. Activity & Lifestyles
  2. Aging Well
  3. Pregnancy & Parenting
    1. Pregnancy & Birth
    2. Babies (0-12 months)
    3. Toddlers (12-36 months)
    4. Preschool (3-5 years)
    5. Children (6-11 years)
    6. Teens (12-18 years)
  4. Food & Nutrition

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