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Ontario Helping Seniors Stay Healthy, Active and Connected

Four organizations in Simcoe-Grey receiving Seniors Community Grant
Funding totaling $95,298

Today, MPP Brian Saunderson announced the Ontario government continues to invest in its seniors more than ever before by funding Seniors Community Grants across the province, including providing $95,298 in Simcoe-Grey. Seniors Community Grants help seniors stay safe, fit, active, healthy, socially connected, in their community and close to home.

Recipients in Simcoe-Grey include:

CONTACT Community Services: Alliston, ON – $25,000
for their Seniors Living Well program

Collingwood Leisure Time Club: Collingwood, ON – $21,850
for their Seniors Information Seminars

Wasaga Beach Public Library: Wasaga Beach, ON – $23,448
for their Seniors Cultural Connections program

Gibson Cultural Centre: Alliston, ON – $25,000
for their Connecting Seniors through the Arts program

“These investments make a big difference in the lives of Ontario’s older adults here in Simcoe-Grey,” said MPP Brian Saunderson. “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 – from Tai Chi lessons, lawn bowling and other physical activities, to arts and music appreciation, to virtual speakers’ series, day trips, and so much more.

“Seniors Community Grants are keeping our seniors fit, active, healthy and socially connected close to home, in their communities,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “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.”