Ontario Helping Seniors Stay Healthy, Active and Connected
JUNE 1, 2023
Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston– Today, MPP John Jordan announced the Ontario government continues to invest in its seniors more than ever before by funding Seniors Community Grants across the province, including almost $90 thousand dollars in LFK.
Recipients in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston include:
*The Alzheimer Society of Lanark Leeds Grenville – $20,977 toward its Minds in Motion Program
*The Lanark Highlands Public Library Board – $13,063 toward its Along for the Ride in Mind, Body and Spirit Program
*Southern Frontenac Community Services Corporation – $25,000 toward its Rural Seniors Engagement Plan
*Tatlock Hall Association – $10,000 toward its Seniors 55+ 2023/24 Activities Plan
*The Township of Montague – $19,850 toward its Seniors Awareness, Social and Physical Well Being Program
“These investments make a big difference in the lives of Ontario’s older adults here in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston,” said MPP John Jordan. “Staying connected close to home and safely taking part in local life lets our seniors keep active with friends, family and the community.”
This year, Ontario is investing up to $6 million in more than 280 Seniors Community Grant projects across the province that help local groups and organizations empower seniors to be active and connected to family and friends in their community.
“The Township intends to offer programs for Senior awareness on elder abuse, financial security, emergency preparedness and use of technology,” said Allison Vereyken, Clerk/Admin/Acting Treasurer of the Township of Montague. “The program also plans to offer social functions for seniors at little to no cost and physical activities for 24 weeks at no cost to reduce social isolation and increase volunteerism of seniors in the community, as they will assist in planning and organizing the events/programs.”
“Our government is proud to invest in these projects with local organizations to meet the needs of seniors, provide the supports seniors need and deserve that also help to battle social isolation,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility.
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