In the Photo:
Back row; L to R; Hilda Forsyth Volunteer, Becky McCreath student, Louis Roy; Telecheck Volunteer; Laurie Turza Executive Director,
Seated L to R; Elaine Griffin PRC, Diane Cannon Family Support Coordinator, David Tilson, Jennifer McCallum First Link Coordinator.
Orangeville, ON - David Tilson, Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, made the announcement today at the Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County, who is the recipient of New Horizons funding.
“Our government is committing funds through New Horizons that will help meet the needs of seniors now and into the future,” said David Tilson MP. “I am pleased to see the Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County benefit from this program.”
The Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County will receive $12,240 for their project to develop a café in order to support social participation and interaction between seniors affected by Alzheimers. The café will be used to engage individual and family support groups that have been led and inspired by seniors.
"This is one of the most exciting initiatives to date,” said Laurie Turza, Executive Director of Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County. “The café offers a lot of positive experiences and has great potential to increase the quality of life for people impacted by Alzheimer's disease or related dementias."
Since its beginning, the New Horizons for Seniors Program has funded more than 10,400 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada. This year, the Government of Canada will provide more than $35.6 million in funding for almost 2,000 community projects.
New Horizons for Seniors Program
The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program that supports projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in the lives of others and their communities. Through the NHSP, the Harper Government encourages seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences to the benefit of others.
The 2011-12 community-based projects call for proposals ran from June 20 to September 16, 2011. Projects can receive up to $25,000 in funding and must address one or more of the program’s five objectives: volunteering, mentoring, expanding awareness of elder abuse, social participation, and capital assistance.
Since its beginning, the Program has funded more than 10,400 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada.
The next NHSP call for proposals is anticipated to launch in spring 2012. For more information on the NHSP, please visit www.hrsdc.gc.ca/seniors