Four area groups are receiving provincial funding to help seniors experience educational workshops.
Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing, announced $80,899 through the Ontario Seniors Community Grant.
“These investments make a big difference in the lives of Ontario’s older adults here in Nipissing,” says Fedeli. “Staying connected close to home and safely taking part in local life lets our seniors keep active with friends, family and the community.”
The City of North Bay is receiving $25,000 for five educational workshops on a variety of topics. Some include social inclusion, volunteerism, healthy eating, and more.
Nearly $23,000 goes to the Gateway Theatre Guild to assist with a project that will engage seniors in low-key, inclusive readings of plays by the seniors themselves.
Nipissing District Housing Corporation will use just over $20,000 to improve the safety and well-being of vulnerable seniors living in assisted housing across the district. They will offer training, education and networking activities and strategies that reduce the threat of elder abuse and promote wellness and social inclusion.
Nearly $13,000 is earmarked for a project that allows the North Bay Area Museum Society to create new monthly programs, like tours, workshops and historical talks to connect seniors to the community.