Available now, Haldimand-Norfolk organizations are invited to apply for funding for projects that empower seniors to initiate and participate in activities that benefit the community.
“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; and support social participation and inclusion of seniors.
“I encourage all interested organizations in Haldimand-Norfolk to apply for this funding,” said MP Finley.
The application period is open until June 15th, 2018. Each project is eligible to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding. For further information and links to apply visit www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/new-horizons-seniors-community-based.html or contact Service Canada at 1-800-277-9914.