Feds offer cash for seniors programs, facilities in Shelburne County

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By Amy Woolvett

The federal government announced investments in various senior inspired programs on Thursday, April 17.

Gerald Keddy, MP for South Shore-St. Margaret’s announced funding for the Wood’s harbour Community Centre for $25,000 to assist the organization to purchase a stove, cooler, freezer and dishwasher. 

In Wesley Heritage Community Seniors Association a further $25,000 was funded to replace its building windows, electrical, floor and walls as well as upgrade the plumbing.

The Sable River Community Hall also received $25,000 to replace its roof and repair the exterior walls.

Lastly, the Sou’West Nova Transit Association is receiving $16,000 to recruit additional seniors as leaders and volunteers, assisting the organization in providing accessible transportation to seniors in Shelburne County.

“Through initiatives such as the New Horizons for Seniors Program the Government of Canada is helping to ensure that seniors maintain a high quality of life and continue as active, participating members of their communities,” said Gerald Keddy MP (South Shore-St. Margaret’s)

Organizations: Community Centre, Wesley Heritage Community Seniors Association, Sou’West Nova Transit Association

Geographic location: Shelburne County, South Shore, New Horizons Canada

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