The province awarded more than $285,000 in Age-Friendly Community Grants to 32 groups across Nova Scotia that create opportunities to support, engage and include older adults in the community.
About $109,000 of that provincial funding will support older adults across the Halifax Regional Municipality.
One of 11 Halifax-area groups that received funding was the Chebucto Connections 55+ Hub. Its grant of $7,500 was announced today, March 14, by MLA Brendan Maguire, on behalf of Leo Glavine, Minister of Seniors.
“Older adults are the cornerstone of their communities,” said Mr. Maguire. “The 55+ Hub will be a place for them to get together, socialize, identify needs or access services, or help others by using their own expertise.”
“We believe strongly in the leadership capacities of our 55+ population in Spryfield and we are thrilled that this Age-Friendly Communities grant will permit us to work with this community more meaningfully,” said Bonnie Ste-Croix, executive director of Chebucto Connections. “We are looking forward to all the possibilities this opens up for this group and the community we all share.”
Support from government helps more older adults access these programs and enables them to participate more fully in their communities.