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Seniors in River Valley have the opportunity to participate in new project benefiting many in their community

Seniors in River Valley received financial support to acquire and replace equipment to get their project off the ground, today announced Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.

Investing in Canada’s communities is not only about creating good jobs and encouraging clean economic growth. It is also about building stronger communities. Partnerships with local governments, institutions and organizations are vital to deliver change and improve the lives of seniors.

The Club d’Âge d’Or will be receiving $25,000 for their project funded through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). The funding will enable the Club to complete their project and renovate the roof, floors, basement and bathrooms to allow seniors to run activities such as exercise classes, card games and community events.

The Government of Canada is providing approximately $35 million in New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) funding for close to 1,850 community-based projects approved through the NHSP 2016–2017 Call for Proposals.

Since 2004, the NHSP has funded close to 19,700 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada, with a total Government of Canada investment of approximately $417 million.

 

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“Through the many community-based projects we support each year, the Government of Canada helps seniors across Canada share their knowledge, skills and lived experiences in unique ways. NHSP projects reflect our ongoing commitment to ensure that seniors from coast to coast can be active and prosperous members of their communities.”

–       The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Canada

“The Government of Canada is dedicated to ensuring that Canadian seniors can get involved in community activities that meet their needs and interests, tap their collective resources and experiences, and promote their participation. We support New Horizons for Seniors Program projects like this one so that seniors across Canada can lead and participate in local activities beneficial to many.”

–       Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt

Financial support is essential to support the infrastructure of our seniors. Many thanks to the federal government for valuing our elders and helping them.”

–       Joanne Savage, Mayor of West Nipissing

“The funds the River Valley Club d’âge d’or received will help provide more activities for elders and community members such as exercise and craft classes, meals, etc. Renovations include roof repairs, basement insulation, floor repairs, installation of three toilets for persons with diabilities, installation of low-energy radiators and ceiling fans”

–       Florence Legault, President, Club d’âge d’or River Valley