NICKEL BELT / GREATER SUDBURY – Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and society. The Government of Canada remains committed to empowering seniors across Canada so they can contribute to and share in the prosperity of the country.
Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, announced today on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development that Club Alidor in St.-Charles will receive financial support to conduct facility renovations and improvements.
Club Alidor is receiving $25,000 for a project funded through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) to ease accessibility and install a roof waterproofing system. The project will help a number of seniors in St.-Charles and surrounding areas by reducing social isolation among their peers and allowing everyone to take part in the weekly social activities facilitated by the organization.
The New Horizons for Seniors Program promotes positive aging by supporting seniors’ volunteerism and encouraging seniors to play an active role in their communities. This innovative program enhances seniors’ social well-being and enables them to maintain social ties and share their knowledge, skills and experience with others.
“Seniors in St.-Charles will strongly benefit from the upcoming improvements of Club Alidor. I am proud that our government is dedicated to expanding opportunities for Canadian seniors to get involved in community activities that meet their needs, reflect their interests, and tap their collective resources and experiences. The New Horizons for Seniors Program supports community-based projects so that seniors across Canada can lead and participate in local activities beneficial to many.”
– Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt
“This is an aging building that is in need of renovations. The investment announced by Mr. Serré today will help us tremendously in making our building safer and more accessible to all. It is reassuring to know that the project will allow our older adults to continue receiving programs that promote health and provide a socially inclusive environment.”
– Francine Bidal, President, Club Alidor
“The Government of Canada through the New Horizons for Seniors Program is investing $25,000.00 in Club Alidor. For many years Club Alidor has been engaging St. Charles and area seniors with programs promoting healthy living, social connection and weekly lunches reaching people in the community where they live. A safe accessible building is keystone to continuing the programs we offer and hopefully expand them. Essential work to our building will be completed with the generous funding that Mr. Serré announced here today.”
– Gaetan Roy, Project Coordinator and 2nd Vice-President, Club Alidor
“The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that all Canadians have a real and fair chance to succeed. We support a wide array of New Horizons for Seniors Program projects that bring seniors together in innovative ways to help build communities that are strong and vibrant. These grassroots projects are community-driven and promote social interaction, positive aging and seniors’ well-being. They reach out to seniors and encourage them to pursue active lifestyles, expand their social network and play a leading role in activities that inspire goodwill, sharing and fellowship among community members.
– The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Canada