Nearly $220,000 in Seniors Program Funding Announced

January 15, 2018                   

LINDSAY: Local MP Jamie Schmale announced today that ten organizations in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock will receive $219,857 in funding as part of the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), which ensures that seniors can benefit from the quality of life in their community and also contribute to it through participation in social activities and active living.

Projects receiving the funding:

Project title: Generation Connections
Amount: $25,000
Organization: VCCS Employment Services
Project title: Southview Renovations and Upgrades
Amount: $15,106
Organization: Southview-Cameron New Horizons Seniors Club

Project title: Implementation of Age-Friendly Business Engagement and Recognition     Program
Amount: $25,000
Organization: City of Kawartha Lakes


Project title: Clubhouse Roof Replacement and Commercial Dishwasher Replacement
Amount: $9,704
Organization: Bobcaygeon Lawn Bowling Club


Project title: Senior Men’s Curling Renovation and Accessibility Initiative
Amount: $25,000
Organization: Peterborough Curling Club (in Cavan Monaghan)


Project title: Kitchen Equipment
Amount: $23,949
Organization: Beaverton Legion


Project title: The Centennial Park Project
Amount: $25,000
Organization: Dorset Lions Club


Project title: Veggies for Vets
Amount: $25,000
Organization: United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes


Project title: Repairs and Renovations to Exterior of Kirkfield Museum
Amount: $21,236
Organization: Kirkfield & District Historical Society


Project title: HHOA Outdoors Club
Amount: $24,862
Organization: Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association

“It’s imperative to recognize the valuable contribution seniors have made to our society,” said Schmale. “By supporting New Horizons for Seniors Program projects, we are acting to ensure that seniors maintain a good quality of life and continue to be active members of their communities.”

Quick Facts

  • Since 2004, the NHSP has approved close to 19,700 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada, with a total Government of Canada investment of approximately $417 million.
  • Based on Statistics Canada data from the 2016 census, there are now more seniors (5.9 million) than children (5.8 million). By 2061, they project 12 million seniors to 8 million children.

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For more information contact:
Jamie Schmale, MP
(705) 324-2400 or (866) 688-9881​