MP Eglinski congratulates local organizations approved for funding under the New Horizons for Seniors Program
February 1, 2018
OTTAWA: Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to announce a total of $144,674 in funding for Yellowhead organizations through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.
Since 2004, the Employment and Social Development Canada program has helped to ensure seniors benefit from, and contribute to, the quality of life in their communities through active living and participation in social activities. The selected projects are either led or inspired by seniors.
The projects include:
The Town of Mayerthorpe will receive $8,600 for their community garden to build raised planter beds, a sun shelter, and a cement pad for seniors with disabilities so that they can continue to harvest and distribute produce.
The Thorsby Seniors Citizen Club will receive $23,500 to upgrade their activity center. This will include purchasing a greenhouse for gardening, leather working tools for leather working, and kitchen equipment for cooking classes.
The Edson and District Recycling Society will receive $25,000 for their Senior Mentorship Program’s community garden. Seniors involved with the organization will mentor youth and community members through workshops on garden maintenance, pruning and harvesting.
The Warburg Cultural Society will receive $25,000 to make improvements to their Cultural Centre. This will include renovating the kitchen and craft area to allow seniors to participate in activities such as quilting and cooking classes.
The Cadomin Legion Branch 124 will receive $24,054 to repair their damaged roof to allow seniors to continue participate in activities such as darts, foosball and air hockey.
The Alberta Beach and District Active 50+ Club will receive $25,000 to purchase and install outdoor exercise equipment and benches to allow seniors to participate in exercise and have a place to socialize.
The Evansburg Senior Citizens Society will receive $13,520 to purchase curling equipment, chairs and a vacuum cleaner to allow seniors to continue floor curling, card games and socializing in a comfortable, well-kept facility. “As a member of the Parliamentary All-Party Seniors Caucus and being a senior myself, I am convinced that a high quality of life for seniors requires helping them stay active, engaged and informed. I am pleased to see these outstanding projects in our communities receive funding,” concluded MP Eglinski.