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									Chilliwack Age-Friendly Project

      REPORT TO COUNCIL
                       JULY 20, 2009


            NAIDA MOTUT, RESEARCHER

  CHILLIWACK SOCIAL RESEARCH AND
                PLANNING COUNCIL
                Demographics

                      Living arrangements:
 29% male
                       60% live with a spouse or
 71% female            companion
                       35% live alone

Age groups:
• 30% 50 – 64 years    Household Income:
• 37% 65 - 74 years    • 38% below $30,000
• 29% 75 - 84 years    • 31% $30,000 - $49,999
• 4% over 85 years     • 31% $50,000 and up
             Health and mobility

 83% rated health as very good      Challenges
or excellent                          •Continued good
 80% health has stayed the same      health is a blind spot
                                      •What motivates
over past year                        people to plan ahead
                                      for the worse case
                                      scenario?
 23% problems with stairs
                                      •Unsuitable and
 16% interior design did not meet    inflexible interior
                                      design impacts a
their mobility needs                  person’s ability to
 55% difficulty entering home        age in place
                                      safety issue
with a walking aid                    Isolation
                Where do they live?
                            Expectation and preference is
                             to remain in present
 42% live north of          neighbourhoods to be near
  Highway One                family and friends
 39% live south of
  Highway One in           Challenges:
  Suburban areas           • To bring all communities up
                           to age-friendly standards
 (evenly distributed      •To bring in needed services
  throughout age groups
  for both areas)
             Housing now and future

 Home ownership - 80%
                               57% of people in SFDs will
 57% in Single Family
                                have to move or will need
     Dwellings                  services and supports and 69%
 24% apartment/condo           (lower income seniors) will
                                have trouble paying for them

 Future Housing: Expect       Home owners have equity tied
 to pay:                        up in their homes but may not
 33%   $200,000 - $299,999     have the income to care for
                                homes and themselves
 22%   $150,000 - $199,999
 18%   $300,000 - $399,999
Future home
Moving to strata: preferred community
                Important to live near:
 Family/friends       94%   Challenge:
 Others to interact   93%    How to make: densification,
                               living within a mix of cultures,
 Green space          86%     professions, ages acceptable to
 Grocery store        84%     seniors
 Doctor/hospital      81%
 Transit              81%
 Community            74%
 Walking trails       72%
 Seniors Centre       53%
 Pool/rec centre      39%
     Design features for mobility impairment

 Wide entrances              Challenge:
    /doorways/halls            Provide flex housing in all areas
                                of Chilliwack
   Pocket doors               Provide services
   Walk-in showers
   Hard, smooth, continual
    flooring
   Large rooms
   Low kitchen counters
   Place to park scooter
   Accommodation for
    hearing loss
      Transportation & Social Participation

Reliance on vehicles:             Reasons to leave the house:
 91% use a personal               appointments     90%
  vehicle                          shopping         86%
 Concerns reported by             visit a friend   82%
  those with mobility              go for a walk    72%
  difficulties
 69% concerned with
                                  Other ways to connect:
  alternatives if they could       Watch TV             89%
  no longer drive                  Telephone friends/family 83%
                                   Inviting people in   65%
Challenge – reliance on vehicle
Top leisure activities
            Challenge
             Thinking ahead – will the next
              cohort want more/different
              recreational opportunities?
             Do we need to plan for:
             Seniors’ Parks?
             Seniors’ Centres?
         Communication and information
 Local newspapers      99%     Challenge
 Advertising posters     92%    Getting the word out
                                 How to inform seniors and
   Discussions with friends
                                  their families of current
    or family         86-92%      programs, services, activities,
   Mailed notices       76%      entertainment
   Television         71-75%
   Regional newspapers 64%
   Email notices         58%
   Radio station         55%
   Internet             42%
         Residential care facilities & Fears

Care facility preferred size:   Fears:
 Under 50 beds      68%         Losing independence 90%
 Over 50 beds       19%         Declining health/mobility
 Other              12%               82%
                                 Losing drivers’ licence
                                       76%
 Knowledge of steps for
                                 Needing to move to
  supported care 20%
                                  suitable housing      63%
 Knowledge of costs 16%
                                 Growing old alone 62%
                                 Financial               51%
Challenge –How to promote
  looking ahead to worse-case
  scenario
                                 Next steps

Multi level Challenges:
 City –
     age-friendly communities
 Service providers –
     services & information
 Private sector –
   affordable housing,

   flexible housing

   assisted living or care facilities

 Individual –
     rethink futures
     plan for worse case scenario and
     prepare to use equity in current property for health care and services to meet
      their needs

								
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