Se­niors fund­ing an­nounced

The Citizen-Record (Cumberland) - - COMMUNITY -

AMHERST – Se­niors in the Cum­ber­land area will have ded­i­cated space and con­tin­ued study of their needs thanks to re­cent grants from the Nova Sco­tia Depart­ment of Se­niors.

Five thou­sand dol­lars from the Age-Friendly Com­mu­ni­ties Grant pro­gram was awarded to each the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of the County of Cum­ber­land and the Town of Amherst.

The county will use the funds to iden­tify pri­or­i­ties and de­velop and im­ple­ment ac­tion plans.

The town will in­stall 10 pub­lic benches on Vic­to­ria Street.

“Se­niors play a very im­por­tant role in our com­mu­ni­ties,” said Brian Sk­abar, MLA for Cum­ber­land North.

“I’m pleased that our govern­ment is pro­vid­ing money to these projects so that the needs of our se­niors will be fur­ther met.”

Min­is­ter for Se­niors, Denise Peter­son­Ra­fuse, an­nounced nearly $397,000 for 71 projects to sup­port se­niors on Jan. 24.

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