Four area senior centres are receiving over $163,000 in provincial funding.
The money will help seniors stay fit, active, healthy and socially connected with programs.
“Seniors Active Living Centres provide our seniors the quality of life they deserve,” says Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing. “That is why our government is investing in Seniors Active Living Centre programs which provide support for older adults and their well-being by keeping them active and socially connected within their own communities.”
Funding recipients include:
– $54,014 for East Ferris Club Action 50+
– $54,014 for the North Bay Golden Age Club
– $44,637 for the Mattawa Senior Citizens Club
– $10,600 for Callander Elderly Persons’ Centre
“SALC funding has allowed our organization to make upgrades that will ensure the longevity of our Club, and the safety of our Club members and patrons,” says Katie Voyer, Office Administrator for the North Bay Golden Age Club.
“Without the SALC program it would be hard for us to continue with all the events we have for our elderly,” says Mike Lavigne, President of the Mattawa Seniors Citizens Club.
Lavigne says one example is their monthly bus trip to North Bay.