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.”
It was my pleasure helping the Province develop its goals and actions for Aging In Place and Housing as contained in Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for an Aging Population. www.novascotia.ca/shift
Alderney Landing makes an enormous contribution to the health, well-being and creative economy in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. A strategic planning initiative has been underway since 2004, updated every three years, and helps the organization maintain its leadership role as a ‘best practice’ and one stop shop for theatre, market vendors, art gallery and outdoor concert venue.
Here’s what we’re working on at David W. Harrison Ltd. offices in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia