Backgrounder – Canada announces New Horizons for Seniors Program funding for projects in New Brunswick

Backgrounder

The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contributes to improving seniors’ health and well-being.

Canada has announced an investment of $185,910 to fund eight community-based projects to support seniors in Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe, New Brunswick. This funding was awarded through the most recent call for proposals for community-based projects through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

New Brunswick

Riverview Arts Centre Seniors Connect project – $25,000 – Riverview Arts Centre Inc.
Seniors involved with the organization will develop informative learning sessions with other seniors to promote digital fluency and volunteerism.

Age Well at Home project – $25,000 – Association francophone des aînés du Nouveau-Brunswick Inc.
Seniors supporting the organization will organize and participate in workshops teaching caregivers how to well support their families.

Champions Intergenerational Mentoring project – $25,000 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Moncton Inc.
Seniors involved with the organization will organize intergenerational mentoring and technology classes to promote the transmission of intergenerational learning between youth and seniors.

Renovations project – $21,155 – Club d'age d'or Notre-Dame de Grace
The organization will replace the kitchen countertops, floors, and lighting to allow seniors to continue to offer activities such as suppers and dances.

Seniors in Action projet; improving the skills of seniors to serve on a board of directors – $25,000 – Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick Inc.
Seniors supporting the organization will organize training sessions teaching how to be part of a board of directors and to become involved in one’s community.

Active Outside project – $25,000 – ProTem Health Services Inc.
The organization will build a gazebo and create a paved walking trail to allow seniors to actively and safely participate in outside activities.

Keeping Active and Safe project – $24,212 – Royal Canadian Legion Branch 6, Moncton
Seniors involved with the organization will organize classes on topics such as fraud, elder abuse and completing federal forms. Goals include to achieve awareness of issues facing seniors and to access available resources.

Riverview Seniors’ Club: Pilot Project – $15,543 – Town of Riverview
Seniors involved with the organization will organize physical activities and digital literacy sessions to promote a healthy lifestyle and create friendship between seniors.

For more information, visit About the New Horizons for Seniors Program – Community-based projects.

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