October 1st National Seniors Day A

Arnprior, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, MP for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, thanks all seniors in Arnprior for their contribution in building our country.

“Seniors throughout Canada benefit greatly from the programming and activities offered by our communities,” said MP Gallant. “In our area, the Township of Greater Madawaska has upgraded and expanded community facilities, improving lighting, purchasing portable sound and projection equipment, and upgraded kitchen facilities at Barnet Cottage. All of these upgrades taken together will help to increase seniors’ participation in activities and in the community.”

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the well-being of seniors, which depends on their staying active, staying engaged and staying informed within their communities. Investments such as the $45 million in the New Horizons for Seniors Program, which helps keep seniors healthy and active by connecting them to activities in their communities. These investments, along with the increases to the GIS, initiatives and to address elder abuse, and $2.7 Billion in tax relief to seniors, are helping Canada’s seniors lead healthy, prosperous, safe and active lifestyles throughout their retirement.

The Government of Canada officially established National Seniors Day in 2010 to provide an occasion for all Canadians to celebrate and appreciate seniors. It coincides with the United Nations International Day of Older Persons.

“Our government is proud to pay tribute to seniors on this National Seniors Day for all that they have done to make Canada the great nation it is today,” stated MP Gallant.

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