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Feds provide more than $154,000 to fund local seniors programs

More than being spent $154,000 for New Horizons programs for senior citizen agencies in Sudbury 

More than $154,000 in funding grants were announced this week on behalf of the federal Minister of Seniors. Sudbury MP Viviane Lapointe made the announcement on behalf of minister Kamal Khera. 

The event was held at the Ukrainian Federation Hall on Frood Road, Thursday, as part of the New Horizons for Seniors Program. The event was attended by several representatives of different senior citizens' organizations in the city. 

"These projects will empower seniors in their community and provide them with the programs and support they deserve," Lapointe said. 

The funding announcements include the following:

  • $25,000 for the Sudbury Performance Group for their Seniors Music Mentorship.
  • $25,000 for the Walden Seniors and Pensioners for the replacement of old tools.
  • $24,914 for Finlandia Village for the Kotopiha Garden Initiative.
  • $24,600 for Volunteers Sudbury for their Seniors Give Back Program.
  • $22,667 for Independent Living Sudbury Manitoulin for the Alliance to Prevent Elder and Financial Abuse program,
  • $12,500 for Dnipro/Veselka Cultural and Educational Society for Ukrainian Cultural Mentorship.
  • $10,000 for Sudbury Women's Centre for their Life Story Exercises.
  • $5,000 for Pioneer Manor for their Pollinator Park.
  • $4,000 for the Ukrainian Centre for a replacement dough sheeter.

Lapointe said the funding program gives area seniors numerous opportunities to be involved in the community.

"Through the New Horizons for Seniors Program, the Government of Canada is providing a wide range of opportunities for seniors in Sudbury to participate in meaningful activities that nurture their personal growth and foster community vitality," Lapointe said.

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