Older Adults & the Community

Saanich values older adults for their skills and life experience. It’s a place where you can enjoy being actively engaged for life.

The World Health Organization designated Saanich a Global Age-Friendly City. In practical terms, an age-friendly city adapts its structures and services to be accessible to and inclusive of older people with varying needs and capacities. We want Saanich to be a friendly and positive place for the community at any age.

Our Older Adult Strategy outlines improvements planned for programs, parks and facilities where Saanich is a community where all adults can engage in meaningful social, cultural and recreational experiences.

We have adaptable housing requirements - modest improvements to accessibility and adaptability in residential buildings that make it easier for people to "remain in place" as they age, and experience illness or injury.

From our bike lane design to our recreation programming, we want to keep all ages in mind so that everyone can enjoy our facilities and services.