Tilson Announces $25,000 New Horizons Funding to the Town of Caledon
CALEDON EAST, ON - Seniors in Caledon will soon have new opportunities for social participation and inclusion, thanks to funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).
David Tilson, Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, made the announcement today to the Town of Caledon at Town Hall, in Caledon East.
“Our Government recognizes the important role that seniors have played in building our great country – and how they continue to contribute their skills, knowledge, and experience,” said Mr. Tilson. “Initiatives such as the New Horizons for Seniors Program are helping to ensure that seniors maintain a high quality of life and are able to be active, participating members of their communities.”
The Town of Caledon will receive $25,000 from the New Horizons for Seniors Program for its project to support social participation and inclusion of seniors by defining and identifying senior issues, needs and services; and by developing an appropriate housing concept for seniors.
“Seniors are an integral part of our community and we are embarking on the creation of an Older Adults Strategic Plan to identify the needs of older adults, and what the Town of Caledon can do to ensure those needs are fulfilled, said Caledon Mayor Marolyn Morrison. “We are very excited about the positive impacts this Project will have on older adults in our wonderful community.”
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.