Backgrounder – Canada announces New Horizons for Seniors Program funding for projects in Prince Edward Island

Backgrounder

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 $73,486 to fund five community-based projects to support seniors in the Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park in Prince Edward Island. This funding was awarded through the most recent call for proposals for community-based projects through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Prince Edward Island

Seniors on the Move project – $12,000 – Afton Community Centre Recreation Committee Inc.
Seniors involved with the organization will implement learning sessions to combat social isolation and expand seniors’ awareness on various topics facing seniors.

A Year in Canada in Miltonvale Park project – $12,700 – Miltonvale Park Community
Seniors involved with the organization will create various activities and presentations to allow seniors to organize events and opportunities for seniors to gather.

Increased Parking and Rear Step Replacement project – $24,863 – Rustico Bay Seniors Club Inc.
The organization will build a patio as well as enlarge and improve the existing parking lot to allow seniors to continue to offer activities such as painting, exercise classes and yoga.

Healthy Seniors Part #3 project – $7,923 – South Shore Community Organization
Seniors involved with the organization will organize and participate in fitness classes to promote a healthy lifestyle and combat social isolation and hold learning sessions about senior abuse.

New Flooring and New Exit Door Capital Assistance and Programming project – $16,000 – Sterling Women’s Institute
The organization will replace the flooring and rear door of the building, allowing continued support for seniors to exercise and do art and information classes.

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

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