Seniors have built the Canada that we know and love. Today’s seniors are living longer and are more active, but too many still suffer from social isolation. That is why the Government of Canada is helping seniors stay informed, engaged and connected in their communities.
Today, the Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors, announced an investment of more than $1.4 million to support 77 projects in Nova Scotia that will improve the quality of life of seniors and foster social inclusion. This funding is the result of successful applications submitted through the most recent call for proposals of the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) community-based stream.
Minister Schulte made the announcement while visiting the Royal Canadian Legion Wolfville Branch in Nova Scotia, which will receive $25,000 for renovations and appliance upgrades. The funding will help to enhance participation in community activities such as card nights, exercise groups and other social activities. The funding will help The Royal Canadian Legion in Wolfville to continue the delivery of breakfast, offer jam sessions, teas and other social events that support the social participation and inclusion of seniors.
The NHSP is a federal grants and contributions program whose goal is to support projects that help improve the well-being of seniors and foster their social inclusion and engagement in their communities.
Other NHSP projects that will support seniors and their communities will be announced in the coming months.