City of Beaconsfield

City of Beaconsfield

March 14, 2016 08:43 ET

The City of Beaconsfield Officially Certified Age-Friendly Municipality

BEACONSFIELD, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - March 14, 2016) - Following Council's adoption of its 2015-2017 Action Plan for seniors on December 21, the City of Beaconsfield received the Age-Friendly Municipality (MADA) certification from the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services.

Beaconsfield's 2015-2017 Action Plan is divided into six action themes, each of which includes several objectives. The City has begun its work in communication and information, social engagement, security, health and well-being, transportation, housing and the outdoor environment, as well as culture and leisure, and plans to realize close to forty actions over the next two years.

The ageing of the population is a reality of concern to the administration and Council. Beaconsfield residents aged 65 years and older represent nearly 16% of the City's population.

"Through the Age-Friendly Municipality initiative, the City of Beaconsfield recognizes the important contributions of older adults and is determined to furthering its actions by adapting municipal policies, services and infrastructure to the reality and needs of an aging population. Our actions are aimed at improving services across the full spectrum of senior experience, from the fully autonomous older adult to those who are more vulnerable.

I wish to thank the members of the Beaconsfield MADA steering committee and the many individuals who contributed in one way or another, to the development of the Action Plan to improve the quality of life of seniors, "said Mayor Georges Bourelle.

To view the document 2015-2017 Action Plan, visit beaconsfield.ca .

Contact Information

  • Mayor's office
    514-428-4410