NICKEL BELT-GREATER SUDBURY – Today, Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors, announced an investment of $22,372 for a community-based project in Killarney that will help seniors stay active and involved in their community.
Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and country. Through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), the Government of Canada continues to meet the needs of seniors by supporting initiatives that help them stay active and involved in their communities.
Funding for this project is being provided by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), which fosters social inclusion and engagement of seniors by encouraging them to share their knowledge, skills and experience to stay active and engaged.
The Municipality of Killarney is receiving $22,372 for their Aging Well in Killarney! Creating a Supportive Environment for Healthy, Social and Active Seniors project. The project provides nutritious lunches twice per month for the seniors and it also invites guest speakers to come in to provide information on a number of topics of importance to the participants. There are also various indoor and outdoor activities that are planned after each lunch including exercising, urban poling and shuffleboard made possible through the funding.
While in Killarney MP Serré also announced on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Heritage and Multiculturalism a total of $4,000 through Celebrate Canada to support Killarney’s upcoming Canada Day celebrations.
“Seniors are the pillars of our communities. By supporting community-based projects like these, we are taking action to ensure that seniors have a strong presence in communities across Canada and that they receive the recognition, respect and admiration they deserve.”
–The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors
“Every year, Celebrate Canada days offer us great opportunities to get to know each other better and strengthen the ties that unite us, no matter what our origins. Let’s enjoy the festivities taking place across the country and gather with family and friends to express the pride we feel in our beautiful country.”
–The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism
“Community-based projects like this one help ensure that seniors feel supported and valued. The Municipality of Killarney truly fosters an environment where engagement, inclusion and overall well-being is promoted. As the Nickel Belt/ Greater Sudbury population ages, New Horizons for Seniors continues to offer unique ways to offer a quality of life for all seniors.”
–Marc Serré, MP Nickel Belt
“The New Horizons for Seniors Program has benefitted in bringing the senior community together to socialize, which is a significant factor in alleviating isolation. It has been effective in providing ideas for nutritional eating, valuable health related information and the opportunity to participate in our senior exercise program”
–Darlene Kidd, Municipality of Killarney Health Centre Nurse
- Every year organizations are invited to apply for NHSP community-based funding through a call for proposals. The project funding announced today was approved as part of a call for proposals that launched on May 7, 2018, and closed on June 22, 2018.
- Community-based projects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding and, as of this year, up to $5,000 in new small grants funding for organizations that have not received funding within the last five years.
- A total of approximately $35 million has been approved across Canada for NHSP community-based projects in 2018–2019.
- Community-based project funding supports activities that engage seniors and address one or more of the program’s five objectives: volunteering, mentoring, expanding awareness of elder abuse, social participation and capital assistance.
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