Keeping Seniors Safe, Healthy & Active in NipissingSeptember 24, 2019
NORTH BAY — Ontario is committed to helping seniors stay healthy, safe and socially connected within their own communities. Many seniors face challenges accessing programs and services that support their safety, mental and physical health, and overall well-being.
That is why our government is investing $3 million in more than 260 projects that will benefit seniors in Nipissing and other communities across the province through the Seniors Community Grant Program.
“Our government is working hard to protect what matters most to seniors and their families. This support is good news for seniors and their families,” said Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli.
The City of North Bay will receive $9,600 for a Seniors Cyber Crime Awareness Education Program to educate local seniors on techniques to protect themselves.
This year’s program better supports the unique needs of seniors living in underserviced rural, remote, multicultural and Francophone communities, including:
- Initiatives that focus on elder abuse;
- Programs and services that help prevent social isolation;
- Increasing accessibility and seniors’ safety; and
- Activities that help keep seniors physically and socially active.
“Let me congratulate all of the recipients of this year’s program. Their commitment to help keep seniors active and socially engaged is inspiring. This funding will go a long way in helping seniors to access programs and services where they live,” said Fedeli.
- The application period for the Seniors Community Grant Program opened on May 17, and closed on July 5, 2019.
- Non-profit organizations received funding between $1,000 and $25,000
- to co-ordinate and deliver local supports and programs in communities across the province.
- The senior population in Ontario is the fastest growing age group. By 2023, there will be 3 million Ontarians over the age of 65.
- Active aging brings positive health benefits, including helping to keep seniors out of the hospital.
- Seniors Community Grant Program
- Seniors Active Living Centres
- Age Friendly Communities
- Ending Hallway Health Care