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Grants Support Healthy Aging

Seniors across Nova Scotia will benefit from programs and services that will make it easier for them to stay independent and be active.

Forty-four non-profit groups promoting seniors’ health, well-being and community participation will receive funding totalling about $319,000 through the Positive Aging Fund Grant.

Some of the projects supported through the grants include healthy living workshops, arts programs and life-long learning.

“We hope to encourage innovation through the development of programs that meet the evolving needs of seniors,” said Leo Glavine, Minister of the Department of Seniors. “This funding helps groups get their ideas off the ground, form important community partnerships, and provide great experiences for seniors across the province.”

The Antigonish County Adult Learning Association received a grant to start Food for Thought, a project with a focus on healthy eating practices. Food for Thought enables 10 seniors who are accomplished cooks to mentor and provide nutrition information to others in the community, primarily isolated seniors.

“The seniors who are taking part in this project are excited to have the opportunity to contribute to their communities through their love of cooking,” said Lise de Villiers, executive director of the Antigonish County Adult Learning Association. “We are so pleased that this funding is available so we can continue to support healthy aging in our community.”

For a list of grant recipients in communities throughout the province and their programs, visit novascotia.ca/seniors .

Source: Release

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