Area to benefit from seniors program

Federal government funds initiatives in Hope, Yale and Boston Bar

Seniors in Hope, Yale and Boston Bar will soon have new opportunities to share their knowledge, skills and experiences thanks to funding provided by the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).

“The knowledge and experiences seniors have gained over a lifetime can be an inspirational example for all of us to follow,” said Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl.

“Everyone wins when seniors remain active and engaged in the life of their community.”

Sharing the Past: Forging a New Horizon at Christ Church Anglican and National Historic Site is receiving $20,980 to support social participation and inclusion of seniors by establishing a social network of seniors and recording their local stories and experiences.

The Hope & District Arts Council’s Clay Works for Seniors program will receive $16,077 to purchase electric pottery wheels and supplies for a new pottery class to support social participation and inclusion of seniors.

Hope Senior’s Peer Support Society is receiving $2,408 to promote volunteerism among seniors.

Yale and District Ratepayers, Connecting Generations, will receive $25,000 to purchase a generator, kitchen supplies, sewing machine, and supplies to engage seniors in mentoring others in their community by offering a gathering and emergency safe place.

North Bend Community Hall is receiving $25,000 to complete kitchen renovations and appliance/furnace replacement to continue to support social participation and inclusion of seniors with exercise and talent shows.

Since its beginning, NHSP has funded more than 10,400 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada. This year, the Government of Canada is providing more than $35 million in funding for almost 2,000 community projects.

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