New Horizons for Seniors Program to Support Local Projects

February 27, 2015

 

New Horizons for Seniors Program to Support Local Projects

 

Ottawa, ON – Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, is pleased to announce that three local projects will receive a total of $55,000 through the Federal Government’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) to support seniors in Bruce and Grey counties.

 

The NHSP is a federal grants and contributions program that supports projects that are led or inspired by seniors who seek to improve the lives of others in their communities. Through this program, organizations may receive up to $25,000 in grant funding. To be eligible for funding, the project must address one or more of the programs five objectives: volunteering, mentoring, expanding awareness of elder abuse, social participation, and capital assistance. Eligible recipients include: not-for-profit organizations, community-based coalitions, educational institutions, public health institutions, municipal governments, and First Nations groups.

 

The projects approved for funding under the 2015 NHSP wave of funding include:

 

–       Maadookii Seniors Group – $25,000

  • Involvement of seniors in social activities such as laughing yoga, skits and storytelling.

–       Creative Care Solutions – $25,000

  • Teaching seniors how to use technology, such as Skype and the internet, with students to promote intergenerational connections.

 

–       Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce – $5,000

  • Seniors involved with the organization will create note cards and celebrate artistic pieces authored by seniors affected with dementia.

“I am very pleased to be able to congratulate the Maadookii Seniors Group, Creative Care Solutions, Beaver Valley Outreach, and the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce, on being approved for funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program,” said Miller. “Many organizations in Bruce and Grey counties have received NHSP funding for projects in the past and I look forward to seeing continued support for local seniors through the completion of these four important projects.”

Since 2006, the NHSP has funded more than 13,000 projects to support Canadian seniors.

 

For more information please visit: www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/seniors/funding//index.shtml.

 

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