I was pleased to announce that the Castleford Women’s Institute in Horton has received funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). The Institute  received $9,767 to go towards replacing furniture so that seniors can continue to participate in activates and programs. 

The Government of Canada is committed to improving the lives of seniors, and is proud to support local organizations with the same goal.  Renfrew County has one of the highest proportions of seniors to the general population in the Province. About one in six is over the age of 65.  The need is there.  This project brings new opportunities for seniors to contribute their skills, knowledge and experience for the benefit of the entire community.

This project is funded under the Community Participation and Leadership component of the New Horizons for Seniors Program, and is one of 797 similar projects across Canada.  Since its creation in 2004, the New Horizons for Seniors Program has helped seniors lead and participate in activities such as raising awareness of elder abuse and volunteering on various projects.

Today’s seniors know the importance of being active and staying involved in their communities. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is just one example of how we are helping seniors make a positive difference in their own lives and in those of the people around them.
The Government of Canada is proud to support seniors in strengthening our communities and building our country. To find out more about the New Horizons for Seniors Program and how to apply for funding please click on the programs tab on my website.

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