Ontario Investing in Seniors Health and Well-Being in NipissingOctober 30, 2019
NORTH BAY – Ontario is committed to helping seniors keep active, healthy, safe, independent, and socially connected in their own communities. Yet, many seniors face financial and other obstacles in accessing programs and services that will help support their overall health and well-being.
That is why Ontario is investing $14.1 million to support more than 300 Seniors Active Living Centre programs in communities across the province, including nearly $161,000 to benefit seniors in Nipissing. Local funding includes:
- $52,726 for North Bay Golden Age Club
- $52,726 for Club Action 50+ East Ferris
- $44,879 for Mattawa Senior Citizens Club
- $10,600 for Callander Elderly Persons Centre (Royal Canadian Legion Branch 445)
“This funding will go a long way in helping seniors in Nipissing stay active and socially connected, while also preventing social isolation, said Vic Fedeli, Member of Provincial Parliament for Nipissing. “Seniors Active Living Centres provide a hub for seniors and their families to build positive connections, encourage physical activity, and in doing so, benefits everyone’s well-being.”
Seniors Active Living Centre programs support over 100,000 seniors across the province, and this funding will provide a variety of programming and activities to help seniors stay active, socially engaged, safe, and healthy. This is especially important given that about 30 per cent of Canadian seniors are at risk of becoming socially isolated.
Ontario remains committed to protecting what matters most to seniors and their families.
- Seniors Active Living Centre programs are community-based and promote wellness and social interaction.
- 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 Active Living Centres
- Seniors Community Grant program
- Age Friendly Communities
- Ending Hallway Health Care