Mayor Jack Adelaar, MLA Joan McIntyre, minister for the State of Seniors Ralph Sultan, Colleen O’Neil of the Caring Circle and Shelley Shannon of the Bowen Island Community Recreation hold up the cheque for the age-friendly community grant.
By Susanne Martin – Bowen Island Undercurrent
Published: January 17, 2013 8:00 PM
A grant of $19,993 has been awarded to the Bowen Island Municipality with the aim to help create programs or tools that address the needs of older residents. At Seniors Keeping Young (SKY) last Monday, January 14, the discussion revolved around the concerns of senior Bowen residents. In attendance were the minister of the State for Seniors Ralph Sultan and West Vancouver-Sea to Sky MLA Joan McIntyre who dropped by at Bowen Court to share the news about the grant and hear from the 25 islanders who had gathered.
“Bowen Island was one of 27 winners of the grant for age-friendly communities,” Sultan said. “Only a third of all applicants received the award and it aims to make Bowen Island an even more age-friendly place to live.” Sultan explained that the grant covers a sum of just $7 shy of $20,000 and the announcement was greeted with applause.
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