Seniors groups get federal funding

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Seniors from Sainte-Anne-du-Ruisseau and Tusket will soon be able to purchase new equipment and volunteer and mentor younger generations.

 Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament for West Nova, on behalf of the Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) announced funding for two local organizations.

 

The two organizations from the Municipality of the District of Argyle provide services to seniors, the Indian Sluice Seniors Club and the Club Acadien de Sainte-Anne-du-Ruisseau(Patchwork Pals Quilting Group) will be receiving over $ 33,000 in total from Government of Canada through the New Horizons for Seniors Program for their projects aimed at helping the elderly and mentoring our younger generation.

 

 

Quick facts

 

·       Economic Action Plan 2014 proposes an additional $5 million per year for the New Horizons for Seniors Program to support additional projects that benefit seniors.

 

·       Since 2006, the New Horizons for Seniors Program has funded more than 13 000 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada.

 

Quotes

 

·       “Our Government is proud to work with organizations across Canada that involve seniors in local projects showcasing their skills, knowledge and experience.”

- Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors)

 

·       Our Government recognizes the valuable contribution seniors have made to our society and the economy. By supporting New Horizons for Seniors Program projects, we are acting to ensure that seniors maintain a good quality of life and continue to be active members of their communities.”

- Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament for West Nova

 

Organizations: Indian Sluice Seniors Club, Pals Quilting Group

Geographic location: New Horizons, Canada, Argyle

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