In collaboration with a steering group of committed residents, the district has launched a survey on recreation and culture programming for residents aged 55 and older.
Results of the survey will be used to inform a recommendation to District of Squamish Council on how to best deliver recreation programming for residents aged 55 and older in Squamish going forward.
It will be available through to October 4.
The steering group, made of volunteers aged 55 and older, identified three key focus areas: Fitness and health programs, arts, culture, and education programs and social connections.
The steering group is a result of an engagement strategy presented to council in March 2021 with two goals.
The first goal was to acquire feedback to provide inclusive seniors programming, while the second goal was to provide best recreational programming for social and physical wellbeing of seniors.
“It is more important than ever to ensure we have a scalable plan for the future to meet the needs of our growing, aging population, across a wide range of interests and abilities,” says Mayor Karen Elliott.
“We have an opportunity to meet a broader spectrum of needs with the addition of more space at Westwinds, and we’re keen to hear what the 55+ community has to say to help us shape programming in the future at all three of these important facilities,” Elliott says.