FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2017
Simcoe, ON– Starting May 10, 2017, organizations in Haldimand-Norfolk interested in organizing community-based projects that will benefit seniors and contribute to their quality of life are encouraged to submit applications for federal funding.
“Today more than one in seven Canadians are over the age of 65, and that number will continue to rise over the coming years. Programs such as the New Horizons for Seniors Program are crucial in maintaining the health of our aging population,” said the Honourable Diane Finley, MP for Haldimand – Norfolk.
The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is an initiative that supports projects led or inspired by seniors to make a difference in their communities, and encourages them to stay active and share their knowledge, skills and experience with other seniors.
The objectives of this program are to promote volunteerism among seniors; engage seniors in the community through the mentoring of others; expand awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse; support social participation and inclusion of seniors; and provide capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.
“I encourage all interested organizations in Haldimand-Norfolk to apply for this funding,” said MP Finley.
The application period runs from May 10, 2017, to June 23, 2017. Each project is eligible to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding. For further information and to apply, please visit Canada.ca/funding-new-horizons-seniors-community or contact Service Canada at 1-800-277-9914.
Office of the Hon. Diane Finley