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Coffee with: Lynda Brummitt
As the world turns another year older, so does the population of Delta.
Lynda Brummitt, coordinator of the Delta Seniors Planning Team aims to ensure that transition is a little easier for its seniors.
"The population of Delta isn't growing, so what is growing is the population of seniors," she says.
Brummitt and her team have conducted studies of the services, transportation and housing options for seniors in North Delta, Ladner and Tsawwassen, in order to make recommendations for municipal planners.
"This isn't solely for seniors. It's about making our community more age-friendly for young children all the way to seniors."
Housing is a big issue for Brummitt. Since few developments open up options for seniors, many have to move away when they retire.
"They lived and raised their kids here, and they want to stay here."
Her goal is to identify "hubs" in Ladner and Tsawwassen where seniors can socialize, shop, and live, often without relying on a car.
Brummitt and the DSPT will soon release a walkability study of North and South Delta they conducted last summer.