The federal New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) provides funding for projects that engage seniors in their communities. This week MP for Central Nova Sean Fraser, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, minister of Seniors, announced an investment of $57,449 for three new projects on the Eastern Shore through the NHSP.
“Seniors are a vibrant part of the Eastern Shore,” said MP Fraser upon making the announcement. “You can find them helping out at community events, hiking the beautiful oceanfront trails, planting community gardens, or sharing their wisdom and kindness over coffee. I am proud of investments like these which will support seniors’ inclusion so they can participate fully as integral members of our communities.”
An accessible lighthouse trail project in Port Bickerton received $22,000. Seniors involved with the organization will clear walking trails and build a boardwalk to allow seniors to continue to hike, snowshoe and partake in outdoor activity.
Another funding announcement of $24,990 was made for the Sonora Community Club where renovations including a new ceiling, new lights and upgraded washrooms will continue to offer seniors organized activities such as social days.
Funding amounting to $10,459 was also announced for the Eastern Shore Sunshine Club in Necum Teuch. Seniors involved with the organization will purchase a new furnace, tank, windows and door allowing year-round operation and continued senior activities such as card games, luncheons and quilting.
Filomena Tassi, minister of Seniors, stated in a press release about the funding, “Seniors are the pillars of our communities. By supporting community-based projects like these, we are taking action to ensure that seniors have a strong presence in communities across Canada and that they receive the recognition, respect and admiration they deserve.”