Hants County group nets seniors’ safety cash

Ashley Thompson
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The Seniors’ Safety Program in Hants County is getting a financial boost from the provincial government.

In a press release issued earlier this year, Minister of Seniors Leo Glavine announced that the Seniors’ Safety Program Association of Hants County was one of 14 groups within the province to receive a seniors’ safety grant of up to $20,000 this year. The Hants County group was awarded the maximum amount.

"These grants are supporting the important work being done to keep our older friends and neighbours protected and connected," said Glavine, in a prepared statement.

"I commend the community groups and their partners for allowing many

seniors to live independently in their own homes and communities."

The grant money, issued through the provincial departments for seniors and justice, supports not-for-profit groups offering programs that educate seniors on such topics as senior abuse, personal safety, home security, health and crime prevention.

Senior safety co-ordinators work hand-in-hand with an RCMP liaison to organize crime prevention presentations in their communities.

"Keeping our communities safe takes all of us working together," added

Justice Minister Lena Diab in the press release. "I want to thank this year's grant recipients for their great work in strengthening those bonds between seniors and their local police agencies."

Organizations: Safety Program Association, RCMP, Senior Safety Program Association

Geographic location: Hants County, Windsor, Nova Scotia

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