Age-friendly grants for Car­bon­ear, White­way

The Compass - - CLASSIFIED -

The Town of Car­bon­ear and the White­way 50-Plus Club will re­ceive grant fund­ing to help se­niors lead ac­tive, healthy lives.

Su­san Sul­li­van, Min­is­ter of Health and Com­mu­nity Ser­vices and Min­is­ter Re­spon­si­ble for Ag­ing and Se­niors, an­nounced June 26 that grants had been ap­prove un­der the Age-Friendly New­found­land and Labrador Grants Pro­gram.

The Town of Car­bon­ear is re­ceiv­ing $10,000 to con­duct a com­mu­nity as­sess­ment. A com­mit­tee will eval­u­ate com­mu­nity re­sources and as­sets, and work to de­velop an ac­tion plan that will fos­ter the growth of an age-friendly com­mu­nity.

The White­way 50-Plus Club is re­ceiv­ing $8,000 to en­hance so­cial ac­tiv­ity of­fer­ings for older peo­ple in the com­mu­nity. The group will of­fer com­puter train­ing, phys­i­cal ac­tiv­i­ties, and health and well­ness ed­u­ca­tion initiatives.

In to­tal, seven com­mu­ni­ties and 11 se­niors’ or­ga­ni­za­tions through­out New­found­land and Labrador will re­ceive $160,000 in provin­cial gov­ern­ment fund­ing through the Age­Friendly New­found­land and Labrador Grants Pro­gram.

“The Age-Friendly New­found­land and Labrador Grants Pro­gram is one ini­tia­tive of the Provin­cial Healthy Ag­ing Pol­icy Frame­work,” said Sul­li­van. “The frame­work’s vi­sion is for in­di­vid­u­als, fam­i­lies, com­mu­ni­ties and so­ci­ety as a whole to fos­ter healthy ag­ing in or­der to achieve op­ti­mal health and well-be­ing. The projects funded through this grants pro­gram will sup­port se­niors as they con­tinue to lead ac­tive lives.”

Jerome Kennedy, Min­is­ter of Nat­u­ral Re­sources and MHA for Car­bon­ear-Har­bour Grace, added: “Our gov­ern­ment has made healthy ag­ing a pri­or­ity and con­tin­ues to put the sup­ports in place to help keep peo­ple ac­tive and healthy later in life.”

Char­lene John­son, Min­is­ter of Child, Youth and Fam­ily Ser­vices and MHA for Trin­i­tyBay de Verde, said “Through this in­vest­ment, the club and its mem­bers will con­tinue to reap the ben­e­fits of par­tic­i­pat­ing in so­cial, ed­u­ca­tional and ac­tive pro­gram­ming.”

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