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  • September 29, 2014

More Support for Scarborough-Guildwood Seniors’ Centres

Elderly Persons Centres Keeping Seniors Connected to Their Communities

Ontario is helping Scarborough-Guildwood seniors stay healthy, active and connected to their community.

The province is providing $79,391.89 to support Momiji Health Care Society and the West Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Centre. Elderly Persons Centres like these provide social and recreational programs that promote wellness for seniors and offer them places to gather for activities like fitness classes, computer classes, as well as arts and crafts. This funding will help the centre maintain their operations and make small renovations, including purchasing program equipment, kitchen equipment, and the hiring of additional staff.

Helping seniors stay active and engaged in their communities is part of the government's plan to invest in people and create greater opportunity for Ontarians around the province.

QUOTES

“Seniors are important to the vitality and diversity of Scarborough-Guildwood.  By supporting Elderly Persons Centres we can help seniors be active participants in their local community.”
— Mitzie Hunter, MPP (Scarborough-Guildwood)

“We are pleased to support the work Elderly Persons Centres do in connecting seniors to their communities. This investment will provide seniors with more opportunities to stay active and engaged.”
— Mario Sergio, Minister Responsible for Seniors Affairs 

QUICK FACTS

  • By 2016, for the first time, people over 65 will account for a larger share of the population than children aged 0-14.
  • Ontariois providing a total of $11.5M, including almost $1.9 million in Special Grant funding, to 265 Elderly Persons Centres in communities across the province.
  • Elderly Persons Centres serveOntarioseniors in 140 communities.

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