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Whether you own or rent your home, your housing needs may change as you age. Many people want to stay in their own home and community as they age. Find out about programs to help you live where you feel most at home. Learn about how conveniently located amenities and social networks help support your future needs.

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Where Older Adults Can Get Help

Where Older Adults Can Get Help

October 2, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

If you are an older adult or care for a senior, it’s important to know where to go for help and support.
Supportive Housing for BC Seniors

Supportive Housing for BC Seniors

October 2, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

Some older adults need help to live in their own homes. Others will need a higher level of care. Residences and facilities may help with services from personal care to 24-hour professional care and supervision.
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.

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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)
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