The City of Merritt has released an Age-Friendly Plan. An Age-Friendly Merritt can respond to the needs of an aging population in terms of housing, health care, accessibility and community services, and can provide a healthy attractive, safe environment for seniors. The plan was a culmination of over a year of analysis and included comprehensive community engagement. The details of these efforts are contained in the plan. The overarching vision of the plan is:
“Our vision for Merritt is to be an age-friendly community in which residents of all ages, cultures and backgrounds feel welcomed and recognized for their contributions to the City and are encouraged to lead active, safe and enriched lives. The City of Merritt will ensure that the community remains an Age-friendly place to live by continuing to nurture strong social connections; foster inter-generational inclusion and respect; ensure safe and accessible environments; and expand important programs and services for older adults.” Read the full plan here: Click here.