Backgrounder – Canada announces New Horizons for Seniors Program funding for projects in London, Ontario
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 $255,417 to fund 14 community-based projects to support seniors in London, Ontario. This funding was awarded through the 2022–23 New Horizons for Seniors Program call for proposals for community-based projects.
Enhance Knowledge and Experience with Technology – $24,989 – Westmount Gardens Long-Term Care
The organization will purchase devices, including virtual reality headsets, televisions and iPads, in order to provide seniors with technology classes and to expand a virtual library.
Creative Connections with Seniors Project – $21,200 – London Public Library
Seniors involved with the organization will create activities for seniors (including art, crafts, music, theatre, dance, photography, creative writing and song circles) to address social isolation.
Wellness Enhancement Project – $25,000 – Boys and Girls Club of London
The organization will purchase fitness equipment to allow seniors to continue to participate in fitness programs and services.
Real Time Weather Radar Display – $24,024 – The Secrets of Radar Museum
The organization will purchase new displays and a camera to showcase newly gifted radar artifacts and create digital displays to engage seniors and veterans in sharing knowledge and engaging socially.
Comprehensive Programs to Reduce Social Isolation – $25,000 – Siloam United Church
The organization will replace an existing walkway to provide seniors with a safe environment to continue their workshops and to promote socialization with their peers.
The Java Project: Addressing Social Isolation and Loneliness – $12,800 – Henley Place Limited
Seniors involved with the organization will participate in interactive group learning sessions through Java program materials to promote inclusion and to prevent social isolation.
Financial Empowerment: Awareness and Prevention Program – $25,000 – Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology
Seniors involved with the organization will host virtual program development and volunteer training seminars to promote the social participation of seniors.
Resident and Community Engagement Project – $10,740 – WLK Seniors Assistance Association Inc.
Seniors involved with the organization will participate in digital literacy and health and wellness sessions to prevent social isolation and senior abuse.
Memory Lane – $10,667 – Eldon House Corporation
Seniors involved with the organization will come together to promote socialization and reduce isolation with engagement and storytelling.
The Java Project: Addressing Social Isolation and Loneliness During COVID-19 and Beyond – $12,769 – Southbridge London
Seniors involved with the organization will facilitate music and memory care activities to promote social participation and inclusion.
Engaging Seniors in Community Activities – $10,667 – Reimagine Institute for Community Sustainability
Seniors involved with the organization will host and facilitate workshops for local seniors to connect with one another, and will encourage intergenerational volunteering and community involvement.
Voices of Wisdom Supportive Seniors Program – $8,800 – WeBridge Community Services
Seniors involved with the organization will support seniors through educational sessions and social activities such as group meetings to promote inclusion.
Now and the Future - Bridging the Generational Gap – $23,094 – W.E.A.N. Community Centre
Seniors involved with the organization will participate in various activities with youth, such as planting, pet walking, and reading, to engage seniors through mentoring.
Increase Effectiveness and Community Impact – $20,667 – Elder Abuse London Middlesex Inc.
Seniors involved with the organization will improve the organization’s website to increase awareness of elder abuse in the community.
For more information, visit About the New Horizons for Seniors Program.
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