Government of Canada Invests in Seniors’ Projects in Central Alberta

RED DEER - Seniors in Central Alberta will soon have new opportunities to volunteer, mentor younger generations and help raise awareness of elder abuse thanks to funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).
April 10, 2013

RED DEER - Seniors in Central Alberta will soon have new opportunities to volunteer, mentor younger generations and help raise awareness of elder abuse thanks to funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).

Earl Dreeshen, Member of Parliament for Red Deer made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors).

“Our government recognizes the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience that seniors contribute to our society and the economy,” said Dreeshen. “Through initiatives such as the New Horizons for Seniors Program, we are helping to ensure that seniors maintain a high quality of life and continue as active, participating members of their communities.”

A total of 4 organizations in the Red Deer Riding will receive $78,300 for their projects that vary in nature from Elder Safe Spaces and Capacity Building to Senior Community Connection Project in Sylvan Lake.

Since its beginning, the New Horizons for Seniors Program has funded more than 12,200 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada. This year, the Government of Canada will provide more than $33 million in funding for approximately 1,750 community projects.