Mill Bay Age-Friendly

Mill Bay Age-Friendly Community Survey -- CLOSED

This survey is part of the community consultation process, to understand the age-friendliness of the community of Mill Bay, and the South Cowichan more generally. The survey closed on May 10, 2017.

​Project Kick-Off, April 12, 2017

The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is undertaking an Age-Friendly Assessment and Action Plan with the community of Mill Bay. To launch this process, the CVRD is hosting a free public lecture by Dr. Elaine Gallagher on successful Age Friendly initiatives in rural and remote communities in BC on the following date: 

Date: Wednesday, April 12 at 2 p.m.
Location: Brentwood College, McLean Room, 2735 Mt Baker Rd, Mill Bay

Elaine Gallagher is the former Director of UVic’s Centre for Aging. She is an expert on aging and age-friendly communities. Over the past decade, she has led dozens of Age Friendly initiatives across BC and Canada, authored provincial and federal guides to Age Friendly planning, and conducted research to evaluate the effectiveness of Age Friendly initiatives.

Who should attend? Everyone who cares about seniors or wants to live, work or play in an Age Friendly Mill Bay.

“We want to hear from people now, because it takes time to develop an age-friendly community,” says Area A Director Kerry Davis. “We have accomplished a few age-friendly priorities in Mill Bay, but there is more work to be done.”

About the Project
The CVRD is exploring the age-friendliness of Mill Bay Village. Funding was received in December 2016. The project will involve completion of an "Age-Friendly" Assessment in the Spring of 2017, with the development of an Action Plan to resolve any priority issues that arise. 
The project is being conducted with the assistance of a Community Advisory Committee, made up of representatives of community groups and agencies serving seniors in Mill Bay, and Barefoot Planning out of Victoria.


For more information, contact

Bev Suderman, MCIP, RPP
Senior Planner, Community Planning
Land Use Services Department