Last week Pascale St-Onge, Member of Parliament for Brome-Missisquoi, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec , announced an investment of more than $220,000 under the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).
These grants are part of an overall investment of $61.34 million announced by Canada’s Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, to fund over 3,000 community projects across Canada.
“The New Horizons program represents significant financial support for community organisations in Brome—Missisquoi. This year, thanks to the amounts granted by the program, twelve organizations in the riding that work with our seniors will be able to receive the necessary funds to carry out their projects,” St-Onge said, in a press release.
This year, in Brome-Missisquoi, twelve organizations working with seniors will be able to carry out their projects to improve the quality of life of seniors in their community.
Thanks to this funding, seniors in Venise-en-Québec, for example, will be able to benefit from a safe and welcoming place to hold recreational activities; others in Sutton will be able to discover new hands-on activities such as basketry and weaving.
In Clarenceville, bingo will be featured to brighten up the evenings, while at the Hameau des Cultures, the government’s assistance will be used to set up daytime activities for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease, which will offer respite to their caregivers.
The NHSP is a federal grants and contributions program that supports projects that empower seniors in their communities and improve their mental and physical health and well- being.