April 19th, 2018

Federal money available for projects aimed at helping seniors stay active

By Gillian Slade on May 19, 2017.

Medicine Hat News

Federal funding for projects to benefit seniors is available, says Glen Motz MP Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner.

Proposals are invited for community projects that will help seniors remain active, under the New Horizons for Seniors Program funding.

Motz encourages organizations with projects led or inspired by seniors to apply for up to $25,000 in federal government grant funding to promote positive aging through sharing of knowledge, skills and experiences with others, and to help their communities increase the capacity to address local issues.

“Seniors’ contributions to our communities continue to excel,” stated Motz. “And with grant funding available, programming for events and activities that fully engage and foster personal growth is possible. We all benefit from our association with dynamic seniors.”

Eligible projects for consideration under the NHSP initiative must address one or more of the following objectives: promote volunteerism among seniors and other generations, engage seniors in the community through the mentoring of others, expand awareness of elder abuse including financial abuse, support the social participation and inclusion of seniors, provide capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.

Proposals must be submitted by June 23. Funding decisions will be announced in early 2018.

For more information on the details on how to apply, please visit Funding: New Horizons for Seniors Program — Community-based projects.

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