NPA Seniors Plan Calls For Protecting Seniors From Demovictions, Supporting Aging In Place, And New Resources For Seniors’ Centre
VANCOUVER – NPA Mayoral Candidate Ken Sim and members of the NPA Team have released Our Commitment to Older Adults, a plan to ensure Vancouver’s growing seniors population is safe, supported, and socially connected.
The NPA Plan calls for measures to ensure that everyone has the right to age in their own community, addressing safety and accessibility shortcomings in our facilities and built environment, and ensuring appropriate space and funding for seniors centres.
“Our seniors do better when they are able to age in their own communities, and our communities are stronger when seniors are able to stay,” said Mayoral candidate Ken Sim.
The NPA Seniors Plan also calls for protecting seniors from demovictions and other forms of forced displacement – which has become the top issue in Burnaby.
“There are a lot of vulnerable seniors on fixed incomes who would be put at substantial risk if facing a demoviction or other forced displacement. Our displaced tenant policy provides a measure of protection against this,” said Sim. “It was on Kennedy Stewart’s watch as Burnaby MP that demovictions became a huge problem.”
Other highlights of the NPA Seniors Plan include:
- Ensuring appropriate housing options exist for seniors in their communities
- Fast-tracking projects with not-for-profit partners and BC Housing that support vulnerable residents
- Reviewing the design and implementation of sidewalks and streetlights
- Supporting new and upgraded seniors centres, including ensuring appropriate funds and space are available
- Spaces for seniors’ activities when constructing new attainable rental accommodation on City-owned land
Full bios of the NPA Candidate team are available at https://npavancouver.ca/candidates
The full Seniors plan, entitled Our Commitment to Older Adults, is available at https://npavancouver.ca/seniors-plan