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$250,000 for Local Seniors Organizations

June 16, 2023

Province recognizes the important contributions of our greatest generation

NIPISSING – Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced that the Ontario government is investing over $250,000 in eight seniors’ groups in Nipissing. The funding is from the Seniors Community Grant (SCG) and the Seniors Active Living Centres (SALC) Program. This funding will help our seniors stay fit, healthy, and socially connected.

“Our government is committed to the engagement and well-being of Nipissing’s seniors”, said MPP Vic Fedeli. “Ontario is the great place it is today thanks to our seniors, and we encourage all families to join us in celebrating Seniors Month throughout June.”

“Our government is working for seniors by investing more than ever before in hundreds of local programs and services every year because when seniors have more opportunities to be social and together, they have a happier and better quality of life,” added Fedeli.

MPP Fedelis Community Funding Announcmeent at the NB Golden Age Club
MPP Fedeli’s Community Funding Announcement at the NB Golden Age Club

This year, the Ontario government is investing up to $6 million in more than 280 Seniors Community Grant projects 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.

Local SCG’s receiving funding include the following:

  • $25,000 for Les Compagnons
  • $24,813 for Mattawa Wellness
  • $19,410 for the Gurd and Area Historical Corporation (Commanda Museum)
  • $12,376 for The Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste Marie

The government is also investing over $14 million to support nearly 300 Seniors Active Living Centres. These community hubs bring older adults, aged 50 + together so they can participate in classes and activities such as learning seminars, fitness, and cooking.

Local SALC’s receiving funding include:

  • $51,438 for the East Ferris Club Action 50+
  • $51,438 for the North Bay Golden Age
  • $48,817 for the Mattawa Senior Citizen Club
  • $12,557 for the Callander Elderly Persons Centre (RCL Branch 44.

“We are so thankful for the Seniors Active Living Centre funding we are receiving and have received in the past. These funds greatly help the North Bay Golden Age Club provide activities and a place for seniors to gather, socialize and keep healthy,” Enola Mathieu, President, North Bay Golden Age Club.

“It’s important to recognize the efforts of MPP Fedeli and the government of Ontario when they take steps to support the community and improve the quality of life for its citizens. Thank you from Club Action 50+ East Ferris’ seniors’ active living centre. Seniors’ centres play a crucial role in promoting wellness and social interaction among older adults, and this funding ensures that our centre can continue to provide valuable services and programs for seniors.” – Lyne Way-White, President, Club Action 50+ East Ferris.

“Along with supporting Snappy Seniors and other fitness classes, Mattawa Wellness is excited to bring further exercise opportunities to the people of the Mattawa area. Thanks to the Ministry of Seniors and accessibility, our Let’s Move project will deliver a prove, easy, slow-moving exercise called Qi Gong, at no cost. By partnering with several Mattawa organizations, we will fund individuals to become certified Qi Gong teachers. Our goal is they pay it forward and continue providing classes once the program is complete.” – Jacques Begin, Acting Chair, Mattawa Wellness.


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