Keeping Seniors Healthy, Safe and Active in Cobourg

Published on October 17, 2019

More Community Support for Seniors Across the Province

 

 

COBOURG, ON— Ontario is committed to helping seniors stay healthy, safe and socially connected within their own communities. Many seniors face challenges accessing programs and services that support their safety, mental and physical health, and overall well-being.

 

That is why our government is investing $3 million in more than 260 projects that will benefit seniors in Cobourg and other communities across the province through the Seniors Community Grant Program.

 

“I am very excited about the opportunities the Seniors Community Grant Program presents for the Cobourg community,” said David Piccini, MPP for Northumberland Peterborough-South. “Our government is working hard to protect what matters most to seniors and their families and this funding will assist in improving the well-being of seniors not just here, but across Ontario.”

 

This year’s program better supports the unique 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; and
  • Activities that help keep seniors physically and socially active.

 

The Town of Cobourg received $10,280.00 to expand their successful ‘Hello, My Name is Wellness’ campaign with fresh topics, and continue the relationship with businesses and services in the community to educate and empower seniors and their caregivers with tools to continue being independent at home and in their communities.

 

“I would like to congratulate all of the recipients of this year’s program. I am inspired by everyone’s commitment to help keep seniors active and socially engaged in communities across the province. This year’s funding will go a long way in helping seniors to access programs and services where they live," said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “Investing in seniors health and well-being also helps to keep seniors out of the hospital, reducing strain on the health care system.”

 

QUICK FACTS

  • The application period for the Seniors Community Grant Program opened on May 17, and closed on July 5, 2019.
  • Non-profit organizations received funding between $1,000 and $25,000

to co-ordinate and deliver local supports and programs in communities across the province.

  • Asphodel-Norwood Public Library received $3,910.00 for their ‘Learn It, Lunch It, Live It’ series
  • Municipality of Port Hope received $4,000.00 for their Active Living and Nutrition series
  • The senior population in Ontario is the fastest growing age group. By 2023, there will be 3 million Ontarians over the age of 65.
  • Active aging brings positive health benefits, including helping to keep seniors out of the hospital.

 

-30-

 

LEARN MORE

 

MEDIA CONTACT

 

Paige Wiggans, Executive Assistant

Office of MPP David Piccini

117 Peter St. Port Hope

O : 905-372-4000

E : david.piccinico@pc.ola.org

DavidPicciniMPP.ca