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County receives grants to support seniors

Funding will go toward purchase of interactive motion systems
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The Simcoe County administration building in Midhurst. | Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday file photo

Warden George Cornell proclaimed June as Seniors’ Month in Simcoe County, recognizing our amazing older residents and the contributions they make across our communities.

This year’s theme, “Stay Active, Connected and Safe,” encourages our seniors to remain engaged, both virtually and in person.

In alignment with this theme, the county’s long-term care and seniors services staff have continued to find new and innovative programs that safely promote cognitive stimulation through individual and group activities. The county is also pleased to share that it has been awarded funding from Hydro One’s Energizing Life Community Fund Grant, and from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons Seniors Program. These grants, totalling $50,000, will be used to fund the purchase of five new interactive motion systems for use across our locations.

“We’re grateful to both Hydro One and the New Horizons for Seniors Program for their commitment to supporting the health and resilience of our communities and residents,” said Warden George Cornell. “Seniors play such an important role in our communities and we’re so proud to offer leading programs, services and supports to assist residents as their needs change.”

About the Hydro One Energizing Life Community Fund

We’re committed to supporting organizations and communities by funding projects that focus on the physical, psychological and emotional safety of Ontarians. By supporting organizations who energize life for so many, we are building safer and more resilient communities. Visit their website to learn more.

About the New Horizons for Seniors Program

The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program. It provides funding for projects that make a difference in the lives of seniors and in their communities. Visit their website to learn more.