In 2017 and early 2018, many of Cache Creek's older residents participated in a planning process to develop an Age-Friendly Plan for the Village. The Plan, adopted by Council this March, includes goals and policies geared to creating a community that is more accessible and healthy for seniors as they age.
One of the main issues identified by participating seniors was a lack of appropriate and affordable housing to allow older adults to age in place in the community. The Age-Friendly Plan identifies a Seniors Housing Needs Assessment as an immediate priority to understand the current housing situation for seniors in Cache Creek and to gather concrete, in-depth data that would support future grant acquisition for seniors housing feasibility studies and potential housing construction.
Funding has been awarded from the Union of BC Municipalities to conduct the Seniors Housing Needs Assessment. A 2009 study looked at seniors housing needs broadly in Cache Creek as applied to provincial trends in seniors housing. This 2018 study takes a more in-depth, on the ground approach to assessing seniors housing needs in Cache Creek and aims to refresh housing and demographic data used in the 2009 study.
Please take 10-15 minutes to complete our housing assessment survey and encourage your friends and family to participate. All those 55 years of age and older are eligible to complete the survey.
All input collected will remain confidential and used for the purpose of identifying common themes that can be highlighted in the Needs Assessment final report.
The survey closes on July 30, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Hard copy surveys can be returned to the Village Office at 1389 Quartz Road. For more information about the project or support in completing the survey, please contact Lindsay Armitage, Village of Cache Creek at (250) 457-6237 or email@example.com.