Innisfil receives provincial grant for senior citizen health and safety programs
The Ontario government announced a senior community grant of approximately $57,000 for Innisfil residents.
“The population of Innisfil is growing,” said Innisfil Mayor Lynn Dollin, “We are grateful that with the support of the Seniors Community Grant, we are able to bring more services to our seniors, meet them and create new opportunities Huh. for social engagement. ,
The grants will be divided into three different programs designed to enable seniors to stay fit, safe and socially connected.
Recipients in Innisfil include:
- Innisfil Public Library Board – This project will allow Innisfil IdeaLab & Library to deliver kits to older adults and the community in partnership with the Town of Innisfil and local retirement homes. This will broaden opportunities for seniors to collaborate and develop community connections through the Seniors Craft Kit Program. The library coordinates the creation and distribution of 200 craft kits for isolated senior citizens. Seniors are encouraged to join craft groups at the library to complete their kits with other seniors in the community.
- Town of Innisfil – This project will enable the Town of Innisfil to run a new mobile Senior Active Living Center at Sandy Cove Acres, Lakeside Retirement Home, Dance with Parkinson’s, and IdeaLab and Library, which will provide access to Innisfil residents on a daily basis Will travel through base. The mobile center will offer activities, crafts and special guests to help keep seniors physically and mentally active.
- YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka – This project will enable the YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka in partnership with the Town of Innisfail to offer YMCA Silver Club at all five of their YMCAs including Collingwood, Gravenhurst, Midland, Wasaga Beach and Innisfail. Silver Club takes place weekly for two hours. It includes a mix of physical activities as well as information workshops on a variety of topics of interest to seniors offered by community partners.
“These investments have made a big difference in the lives of the older adults here in Innisfil who built this community and have given so much,” said Barrie-Innisfil MPP Andrea Khangin. “Staying connected close to home and safely participating in local life helps our seniors stay active with friends, family and community while providing them the quality of life they deserve.”
The Senior Community Grant Program provides funds ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 for local projects.
Ontario’s seniors are the province’s fastest growing demographic, and this year, there will be three million Ontarians over the age of 65.