It is time for Halifax Regional Municipality to dust off a 2009 document prepared by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Canadian Housing and Renewal Association and Canadian Homebuilder’s Association. The report is entitled “Housing in My Backyard” – A Municipal Guide for Responding to NIMBY.
The newly named Main Street Dartmouth Community Improvement District is about to become the first Age Friendly Community in Halifax Regional Municipality. With assistance from the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors, the Main Street District intends on applying for certification by the World Health Organization when its Age Friendly Community plan is adopted. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), An Age Friendly Community:
“enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities and treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age. It is a place that makes it easy for older people to stay connected to people that are important to them. And it helps people stay healthy and active even at the oldest ages and provides appropriate support.”