Grants provided for seniors’ local projects

Ontario is investing in nearly $40,000 that will enrich the lives of Huron – Bruce seniors and recognize their significant contributions to our province.

This year’s Seniors Community Grant project will help Ontario’s Seniors to stay fit, active, healthy and in their communities.

  • The Municipality of Brockton will receive $14,478 to improve cognitive health and abilities for those aged 55 and over through physical fitness, healthy eating, and keeping their minds active through social interaction, seminars and creative activities.
  • The MacKay Centre for Seniors in Goderich will receive $25,000 to enhance coping skills needed to navigate post-COVID reconnections building on their lived experience through the delivery of an education and skills building program to isolated older adults so they can stay active and socially engaged.

“These projects will make a big difference in the lives of older Ontarians here in Huron – Bruce,” said Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron–Bruce. “They offer meaningful opportunities for older adults to safely take part in local life and keep connected to friends, family and the community.”

“Our government is proud to invest in local organizations which are well-positioned to meet the needs of seniors in their community,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “Seniors Community Grants provide tremendous enjoyment and personal value to older Ontarians.”

The Seniors Community Grants Program provides funding ranging from $1,000 up to $25,000 for local projects.

Ontario’s Seniors are the province’s fastest growing demographic, and by 2023, there will be three million Ontarians over the age of 65.