$3M funding for 260 projects in senior programs
Sep. 27, 2019
Global Korean Post
By 2023, there will be 3 million Ontarians over the age of 65. The senior population in Ontario is the fastest growing age group.
Many seniors face challenges accessing programs and services that support their safety, mental and physical health, and overall well-being.
The application for the Seniors Community Grant Program closed on July 5, 2019.
Ontario is investing $3 million in more than 260 projects that will benefit seniors in communities across the province through the Seniors Community Grant Program.
Non-profit organizations will receive funding between $1,000 and $25,000 to coordinate and deliver local supports and programs in communities across the province.
“This year’s funding will go a long way in helping seniors be able to access programs and services where they live,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “I am inspired by everyone’s commitment to help keep seniors active and socially engaged in communities across the province.”
This year’s program supports the needs of seniors living in underserviced rural, remote, multicultural and Francophone communities, including:
- Initiatives that focus on elder abuse
- Programs and services that help prevent social isolation
- Increasing accessibility and seniors’ safety
- Activities that help keep seniors active and socially active
“Supporting Ontario’s seniors is about investing in programs and services that promote healthy aging,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “By doing so, we can help prevent or prolong the start of illnesses that may cause seniors to seek care in hospitals.”