January 28, 2015
Ontario is now accepting applications for the Seniors Community Grant Program to help more Ottawa-Orléans seniors stay safe, active and engaged in their communities.
Funding for the grant has been doubled in size to $1 million to give seniors more opportunities to participate in their communities. Last year’s grants went toward projects such as, helping seniors learn new skills like cooking or using tablets, and encouraging physical activity like dance, lawn bowling and tai chi.
Ontario is also marking the two-year anniversary of its Action Plan for Seniors, which is helping more seniors access quality services and live safer and more inclusive lives. Recent initiatives include:
Developing services and supports for seniors is part of the government's economic plan for Ontario. The four-part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives, and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.
“The contributions of seniors have made Ottawa-Orléans stronger and it’s important that, in return, we ensure older adults have the supports they need to live safe, healthy, vibrant and active lives. Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors, and the projects funded through Seniors Community Grants, are helping us create a supportive environment for our seniors as they age.”
— Marie-France Lalonde, MPP, Ottawa-Orléans
“Our seniors deserve our respect and our support to make Ontario the best place to age. With the help of our partners, we will continue to ensure seniors live healthy, safe and active lives for as long as possible.”
— Mario Sergio, Minister Responsible for Seniors Affairs
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