Photo Courtesy: Jamie Schmale
MP Jamie Schmale joined members of the Fenelon Falls Senior Club to announce $25,000 funding from the New Horizons for Seniors Program on Tuesday.
The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal Grants and Contributions program that supports projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities. Since its creation in 2004, the Program has helped seniors lead and participate in activities across the country including developing urban gardens in communities throughout the province, sharing the gift of music with youth and their peers and learning computer skills.
The money given to the Fenelon Falls Seniors Club will be used to support three “Stay Strong, Live Long” workshops to be offered throughout the year. In addition to that, the funding will support the purchase of a commercial dishwasher, a digital sign, portable staging and electronics according to the MP.
“By supporting New Horizions for Seniors Program projects, we are acting to ensure that seniors maintain a good quality of life and continue to be active members of their communities.” said Schmale on a Facebook post.