MP Larry Miller Congratulates Community Organizations on Receiving New Horizons for Seniors Funding

April 23, 2013

For Immediate Release

April 23rd, 2013

MP Larry Miller Congratulates Community Organizations on Receiving New Horizons for Seniors Funding

Ottawa, ON – Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, extends his congratulations to the following community organizations that received funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program:

– Abbeyfield Houses Society of Durham Inc. – Durham, ON.

$10,414 to aid the organization with the purchase of computers, television and furniture to support social participation and inclusion of seniors by continuing social gatherings, seminars and social events.

– Maadookii Seniors Group – Neyaashiiningaming, ON

$25,000 to involve seniors in the social participation of their community by participating in social outings that are connected to their historical and cultural background.

– Grey County Social Services – Owen Sound, ON

$24,985 to promote volunteerism among seniors and other generations by encouraging them to be involved in the community by developing and presenting a veteran’s exhibit based on experiences.

– Town of South Bruce Peninsula – Wiarton, ON

$18,885 to renovate the tennis court to support social participation and inclusion of seniors by continuing to offer activities to seniors and the community.

– 55+ Friendship Club – Meaford, ON

$4,700 to aid in the publishing of a book regarding the inception of the club, and the creation of a club logo as identification for seniors in the community.

– Sauble Sandpipers Lawn Bowling Club – Sauble Beach, ON

$24,680 for the purchase of a storage shed and renovation of the flooring to support social participation of seniors by offering new activities such as card tournaments in an accessible environment.

– Wiarton and District Family Literacy Association – Wiarton, ON

$5,550 for the purchase of computers to support social participation of seniors by offering seniors computer classes, writing workshops and opportunities to mentor youth in schools.

“Supporting our seniors has always been a top priority for residents of Bruce and Grey counties and indeed all Canadians,” said Miller. “I am very pleased to see that each of these important projects will receive the funding they need in order to enhance the lives of seniors in our local communities.”

For more information on the New Horizon’s for Seniors Program please visit; http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/seniors/funding/about/index.shtml.

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