The inspiration for this project came from the 2018 RDN District 69 Recreation Services Master Plan which included
Recommendation #17- The development of the Older Adult/Age Friendly strategy. According to the 2016 census, the residents in Oceanside 50 years old or better, make up 64.4% of the population.There are a diverse range of recreation opportunities in the Oceanside area for people 50 years plus and many of the organizations offering these opportunities are run independently.
Recommendation #4 & 7 - Strengthening the network between the organizations and supporting their work to meet the growing demand.
The RDN Recreation and Parks Department received funding for this project through the 2019 UBCM Age Friendly Communities Grant.